Mobile Applications

Discover Mobile App Unlocks With FaceID On iPhone X

Discover has announced that cardmembers and Discover Bank customers who have an iPhone X can now use the Face ID technology to sign into the Discover Mobile app.

Face ID on iPhone X uses the state-of-the-art TrueDepth camera system for a secure and private way to authenticate, allowing Discover customers to simply look at the device to open the app.

“The ease and security Face ID offers to our app users is an extension of our overall commitment to providing the best possible customer experience, whether that’s through our mobile app, by phone or on the web,” said Szabolcs Paldy, vice president of eBusiness for Discover. “Face ID provides Discover customers with an added security convenience at sign-in that requires no more than a quick glance at their iPhone X.”

Face ID is the latest mobile enhancement for Discover, with others including the ability for bank customers to perform wire transfers on the app, as well as the unveiling of Cashback Bonus via Apple Pay, which allows cardmembers to redeem their cash rewards for a statement credit through Apple Pay. Discover was the first major credit card issuer to offer the ability to redeem rewards after a purchase through Apple Pay.

Other features in the Discover Mobile app include mobile deposit, where bank customers can deposit checks with their mobile devices by snapping a photo; in-app messaging, which allows cardmembers to communicate with a live U.S.-based customer service agent; Freeze It, an on/off switch that enables users to freeze their accounts in seconds if they misplace their cards; Quick View, which gives customers the ability to check balances and account activity without logging in; Apple Touch ID to sign in on supported iOS devices; and Apple Siri functionality for Apple users.

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