Face ID on iPhone will work with a mask, but only on one condition

Three years ago, none of us imagined that the time would come when we would have to wear a mask and this

will cause some difficulties in useFace ID technology on iPhone. Well, this is our reality today, and this is a huge challenge for Face ID. If the sensor cannot clearly capture the face, the phone will not be able to unlock the phone. This means that users will have to enter their passwords.

Of course, for people who have unlocked theirphones, just by looking at them, from time to time entering passwords will not be convenient. According to a recent report, Apple is working on a solution to this problem and will bring it into implementation with the upcoming iOS 14.5 update.

How to unlock iPhone with a mask?

The company aims to make unlocking easierphone, but this solution requires an Apple Watch. The Pocket-lint report reveals that users can use the Apple Watch to quickly authenticate and unlock their iPhone. The beta version of the new iOS 14.5 update that provides this support is already available.

How it works?

If you activate unlocking your Apple Watch, youYou can unlock your iPhone simply by lifting your iPhone to turn on the screen. As soon as you bring your phone to your face, Apple Watch will give you tactile feedback. This vibration on the watch means the phone is now open for use. However, it is important to note that the phone and watch must be in close proximity. It is better to lift the phone with the same hand as the watch to facilitate unlocking. However, this feature is only for unlocking iPhone and nothing else. If you need access to your App Store and iTunes purchases, you still need more secure authentication. Moreover, password entry for security check is still required even if this function is active.

We do not expect this feature to work withoutproblems. It may require testing and ongoing use to get users used to it. iOS 14.5 also includes app tracking transparency controls (and permission popups). Many companies are unhappy with this inclusion.

Note that since 2018 Face ID has becomethe only option for biometric identification of the new iPhone. However, it turns out that while Face ID is superior in terms of security, many users still love Touch ID's fingerprint technology, and in the context of the 2020 pandemic outbreak, Face ID also poses a problem when users wear masks. Many inconveniences make the convenience of Touch ID more visible.

In this case, the combination of Touch ID and Face ID maybe a solution that considers both safety and convenience. Interestingly, in the Android camp, some flagship models have already adopted a combination of fingerprint + face recognition, such as the Huawei Mate 30 Pro.