How to unlock your database using Face ID/Touch ID

Strictly speaking, a database can only be unlocked by its master key. However, you can configure KeePassium to open your database after a successful Face ID/Touch ID check.

  • Open KeePassium settings
  • Tap App Protection
    • Turn on Enable AppLock, enter a PIN code
    • Turn on Use Face ID (Touch ID)
      App Protection setup
      App Protection setup
If Face ID / Touch ID switch is disabled (greyed out)

First of all, make sure that Enable AppLock is active. Then, open device settings → KeePassium and allow the app to use Face ID/Touch ID sensor.

  • Return to previous screen, then tap Data Protection
    • Turn on Remember Master Keys
    • Set a long Database Timeout (e.g. “Never”) — after this time KeePassium will ask for the full master password, no matter what.
      Data Protection setup
      Data Protection setup