Last week, Apple held a major product launch revealing a new iPad Pro and iMac, among a couple of other products. However, iPhone enthusiasts were left disappointed as news about the smartphone was limited to a new colour variant - iPhone 12 Purple. To compensate, the Cupertino-based tech giant announced iOS 14.5 on Monday, which brought a couple of new features to the iPhone, one of which allows you to unlock your iPhone using Face ID with a face mask on.
With a lack of fingerprint readers on newer iPhones, the pandemic has forced users to unlock their iPhones the old fashion way with a good old PIN code. However, the new iOS 14.5 update will allow users to unlock their iPhone using Face ID while wearing the mask.
Once you install iOS 14.5, you will be able to unlock the iPhone instantly using Face ID without having to enter the pin or take off your mask. It is worth noting that using Face ID with the mask on work in tandem with the Apple Watch. CNET noted, “Apple borrowed the Apple Watch unlock feature for Mac users and brought it to the iPhone.”
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