In a new update rolled out by the Apple Company recently, the multi-billion company is now making it easier to unlock your iPhone while wearing a face mask. The feature is part of the newly seeded out iOS 13.5 which was released on Friday 22nd May 2020.
The long awaited update now presents users with alternative passcode and password gateways that can be used in case the default FaceID doesn’t work because of the face mask.
This is a very awesome change, however, since you could still see this option previously but Face ID had to fail twice before the passcode or password screen shows up. But now, you can swipe up the screen and enter a password or PIN straight away while still wearing a facemask.
The new feature presented by the update helps save a couple of seconds that you would initially wait for the iPhone and try and authenticate using Face ID.
Face ID is Apple’s unique and awesome feature that traces its introduction way back to 2017, starting with the iPhone X. This laid to rest the new extinct Touch ID, which was an electronic fingerprint recognition feature.
In tow with this, iOS 13.5 also includes a new contact tracing apps. There’s also a new Face Tome feature giving you up an option to control automatic prominence an Group Face Time calls and this makes video titles not to change size when a participant speaks.
iOS 13.5 is for all iOS 13 – compatible devices. This means the iPhone 6S and newer and the 7th generation iPod touch. You should be notified to upgrade automatically but, if not, you can manually trigger it by navigating to Settings> General> Software Update. Beta testers, if you are running a newer version of iOS 13 then you must enroll your iPhone for iOS 13.5 to show up.