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Using Abra Just Got Easier — Introducing Face ID

At Abra, we value creating a simple, easy-to-use platform. And, today accessing your crypto has never been simpler. In fact, Abra is proud to announce that we have added support for Face ID and Touch ID. 

Now, you can log in to Abra without having to use your PIN. Let’s walk through the new feature and the steps required to set up Face ID for your Abra app.

How to Set Up Face ID

Biometric identification (Face ID and Touch ID) is a standard for mobile device security. For older iOS and Android devices, Face ID might not be supported. Most older devices will support Touch ID.

If you already have Face ID enabled on your device you can skip to the “Enabling Face ID on Abra” section. The required steps to set up Face ID depend on whether you have an iOS or Android device.

iOS Users

iOS users can enable Face ID by following these steps:

  • Go to the Settings section 
  • Enable Face ID & Passcode
  • Tap Set Up Face ID

Once you successfully set up Face ID on your iOS device, close the Abra app (if open) and relaunch it. If you are unable to set up Face ID, read Apple’s helpful tips.

Android Users

Android users can enable (Face ID) Android Face Recognition by following these steps:

  • Go to Settings
  • Go to Security (or Security & Location in some versions of Android)
  • Enable Smart lock
  • Enable Trusted Face
  • Enable Setup

Follow the steps to set up. Once you successfully set up Face ID on your Android device, close the Abra app (if open) and relaunch it. If you’re unable to set up Android Face Recognition, read the Android guide.

5 Quick Steps to Enable Face ID on Abra 

Once you have Face ID enabled on your device, it’s time to enable it on the Abra app.

If you haven’t downloaded Abra yet, you can enable Face ID during initial wallet setup. If you’re an existing Abra user, you’ll need to follow the steps below.

Step 1 First, you will need to enter your 4-digit PIN as you normally do to log in.

Step 2 Next, tap on the hamburger menu in the top-left corner.

Step 3 Find “Wallet security” and tap the button.

Step 4 Switch the toggle on to activate Face ID. If you haven’t enabled Face ID on your device, you’ll need to go back to the section above titled, “Enabling Face ID on Your Device” and repeat the steps up to this point.

Step 5 Tap “Ok” to confirm that you want to enable Face ID. Now, you can use Face ID to log in. If you would like to turn off Face ID, follow the above Steps 1 through 4 and switch the toggle off on Step 5.


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About Abra

Established in 2014, Abra is on a mission to create a simple and honest platform that enables millions of cryptocurrency holders to maximize the potential of their assets. Abra enables both individuals and businesses to safely and securely buy, trade, and borrow against cryptocurrencies – all in one place. Abra’s vision is an open, global financial system that is easily accessible to everyone.

Why Abra

Based in the United States, Abra is available in over 150 countries and makes it easy to convert between crypto and a wide variety of local fiat currencies. With over 2MM customers, $7B in transactions processed, and $1.5B in assets under management, Abra continues to grow rapidly. Abra is widely loved and trusted – in April 2022, reviewed and rated Abra amongst the top 5 most popular crypto wallets in the market. Abra is backed by top-tier investors such as American Express Ventures and First Round Capital.

How Abra Protects Your Funds

Abra places clients’ financial objectives and security first. Abra practices a culture of risk management across all levels and functions within the organization.

Abra employs a state-of-the-art enterprise risk management framework that comprises a comprehensive set of policies, procedures, and practices detailing all applicable risk-related objectives and constraints for the entirety of the business. Abra has instituted a complete set of requisite systems and controls that continuously enforce these policies, procedures, and practices to manage all operations, including credit and lending. Abra’s independent Risk Committee comprises experienced compliance, risk, securities, and fraud operations professionals with backgrounds in industries ranging from traditional and digital assets banking, payments, remittance, to fintech.

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