Here is how to unlock your iPhone while wearing a Mask


Fingerprint scan was the norm when it comes to defining the security of iPhone holders not until Apple introduced Face ID-Facial recognition technology in 2017 with the iPhone X. But to the revolution of Coronavirus, users have been finding it difficult to unlock their iPhones while wearing masks. Hence the phone prompting you to enter your passcode in order to continue.

However Apple has made this simple via their new iOS update 14.5, now unlocking your iPhone with Face ID while wearing a mask will be easier. This is only if you have an Apple Watch

This feature is called “Unlock with Apple Watch” and it is similar to Android’s Smart Lock, it will unlock your iPhone with Face ID given your iPhone is near your Apple Watch. The Face ID feature will have to detect that you’re wearing a mask and make sure that your Apple Watch is on your wrist.

Additionally, the smartwatch should also be password-protected and unlocked. If all these conditions are met, you’ll receive a feedback notification on your Apple Watch when your iPhone with Face ID is unlocked.

Users should note that this feature only helps you to unlock your iPhone and it will not work with iTunes Purchases or App Store. With these, you will have to enter your Passcode. 

Read Also: iOS 13.5 Update allows you unlock your iPhone while wearing a mask

iOS 14.5 includes support for PlayStation 5’s DualSense and Xbox Series X’s controllers. With this support, you can use the PS5 DualSense controller and the Xbox Series X controller to be used with iPhones and iPads. The good news is that Apple Arcade games and iOS games that support controllers will be compatible with the PS5 DualSense and Xbox Series X controllers.

One of the big features of iOS 14.5 is App Tracking Transparency. Simply put, users will be able to see which apps have requested permission to track. Right now, app tracking is turned on by default, though users can disable it. Facebook worries that by keeping tracking off by default the move would impact its business.

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