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iPhone will unlock even with a mask!

ifrah tasneem
3 years ago

If you use an iPhone, now even after wearing a face mask, the phone will unlock. For the first time, when users can use their Apple Watch to unlock their phone. 

This feature has been released in the iOS 14.5 beta version of Apple. After this update, iPhone users will not have to remove the mask from the face to unlock the phone.


Face unlock with face mask will be available only to users who has Apple Watch. Thus, it is worth noting that the feature requires the latest developer or public betas of iOS 14.5 and watchOS 7.4. After opening Apple watch, users have to look at the phone with the face mask.


Steps to unlock iPhone with Apple Watch-

  1. To permit the Unlock with Apple Watch feature, open Settings on your iPhone.
  2. Search for the 'Face ID and Passcode'.
  3. Apple Watch will be handy to verify your iPhone only when the following conditions satisfy:
  • Face ID detects a mask.
  • Apple Watch is nearby.
  • Apple Watch is on your wrist.
  • Apple Watch is unlocked.
  • Apple Watch has a passcode approved.



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