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Wearing a mask? Soon you can use Face ID and Apple Watch to unlock your iPhone

Wearing a mask?  Soon you can use Face ID and Apple Watch to unlock your iPhone

Last year, when everyone started wearing masks, it became difficult to use Apple’s Face ID feature to unlock iPhones. The company has made opening a little faster by Show passcode screen instantly When your iPhone detects that you are wearing a mask.

Now, he plans to let you unlock the phone with Face ID while wearing your mask – but you’ll need an Apple Watch. As noted before EngadgetThe new iOS 14.5 developer beta lets you do this if you are wearing an unlocked Apple Watch.

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This is how the feature will work: You will have to manually enable an option to unlock your iPhone using a less accurate face ID with the Apple Watch for authentication.

You will be notified on your watch every time you successfully unlock your iPhone – which can be really annoying if you unlock it frequently. I prefer to stick to the passcode when I’m wearing a mask.

As my colleague Callum suggested, it will be Nice from Apple to bring back Touch ID. The company included Touch ID under the power button on the released iPad Air last year. It could come with a similar solution with the iPhone, or as Mark Gorman from Bloomberg suggested, It could debut the under-screen fingerprint scanner.