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How To Unlock Your iPhone With Face ID While Wearing A Mask

From Mashable:

There’s good news and bad news about Apple’s new Face ID feature that was released as part of the developer beta for iOS 14.5 and watchOS 7.4.

The good news? You’ll soon be able to unlock your iPhone via Face ID while wearing a face mask. The bad news? It only works if you own an Apple Watch.

Here’s how to set up the new feature once the final versions of iOS and watchOS are released to the public.

1. Make sure your iPhone and Apple Watch are up to date As of right now, the only way you can download iOS 14.5 and watchOS 7.4 is if you’re enrolled in the Apple Developer Program.

Otherwise, you’ll have to wait until Apple releases the public versions.

When it is released, open your iPhone, head to Settings > General > Software Update, and tap on iOS 14.5. Once that’s downloaded and installed on your phone, you can move on to updating your Apple Watch.

Don't get too excited. This is part of the developer beta.

With the Apple Watch, you have two options: You can either download it from the Watch app on your iPhone or right from your wrist on the Apple Watch.

iPhone

Go to the Watch app > General > Software Update and download watchOS 7.4.

Apple Watch

Head to Settings > General > Software Update and tap to install the new software.

Once both of your devices are updated, you can turn the new feature on.

On your iPhone, go to Settings > Face ID & Passcode > Unlock with Apple Watch and toggle it on.

Note: Make sure “Wrist Detection” is toggled on your watch. It should turn on automatically when you set up your Passcode since it uses the feature to determine when to lock the Apple Watch. But it’s always good to double check.

HACK THE SYSTEM:

  1. If you’re really set on getting your iPhone to work with a face mask, you can attempt to trick the Face ID feature instead. Cover half your mouth with a mask, go to Settings > Face ID & Passcode > Set up an Alternate Appearance, and scan an alternate Face ID appearance.

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