Facing trouble on unlocking phone while wearing mask? Apple new update will soon solve this problem
Apple knows when you’re wearing a face mask — and the company might make it easier to unlock your phone when it sees one.
Technology: As masks become required or strongly recommended across the country amid the spread of the novel coronavirus, many people have felt the now familiar frustration. While users fumble at a grocery store or out on a run to unlock their device, the phone gets confused until finally presenting a keypad to unlock it.
so, to solve this problem, Apple released the latest version of iOS 13 — iOS 13.5 beta 3 — to developers on Wednesday, revealing that iPhone owners will soon be able to unlock their Face ID-enabled device without having to remove their protective face masks. Instead of the device continuously attempting to unlock the phone biometrically, the phone will automatically prompt a user to instead manually input a pass-code.
Apple is reportedly testing a feature that checks to see if you are wearing a mask, then sends you directly to the screen to enter a passcode on iPhones. Developers who are part of Apple’s beta testing program reported seeing the feature in the newest tests for iOS 13.5.
The change is expected to receive a warm welcome from an iPhone fans and users who are out and about in a facemask protecting themselves from COVID-19 — especially when performing activities like making mobile payments at stores. There’s no need to go into the device’s settings to change the owner authentication method from biometric to the less secure password option.