iPhone Users Can Now Unlock Their Devices Even With The Face Masks On

Tech World

Feb. 23, 2021, 12:08 p.m.

Apple will soon make it possible to unlock your iPhone with the Apple Watch with its new update, iOS 14.5. This will make it easier even with the masks on.

The feature will launch sometime this spring and it requires that you have an Apple Watch on your wrist, unlocked, and with its passcode.

Individuals with the iPhone with face masks on or not can swipe up from the bottom of the screen on the phone. The device will scan part of your face and your Apple Watch will give a little buzz indicating that it was used to unlock your iPhone. It unlocks in an instant, just like Face ID does when you don’t have a mask on.

Here is how to go about it when iOS 14.5 comes out. Open Settings on your iPhone>>Tap Face ID & Passcode>> Enter in your iPhone’s passcode>> Scroll down to “Unlock with Apple Watch”>> Toggle the button next to your Apple Watch so that it is on.

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