iPhones are mostly loved by most people because of their advanced and unique features. These devices have unique appearances and have a great privacy security system. Its Face ID is considered one of its interesting and unique features. Due to a pandemic situation, everyone is wearing a mask but Face ID is not ready to prove that it unlocks the device by detecting a person’s face with a mask.
Luckily, in older versions of iOS devices, you can enable settings and utilize the Face ID to unlock your device even wearing a mask. It is considered the most convenient way because you do not have to enter any passcode. However, Apple company says that Face ID is considered the less secure way due to no biometric authentication. Unluckily, Face ID with a Mask feature is compatible only with iPhone 12 and iPhone 13.
Note: Use Face ID with a Mask (an iOS 15.4 feature) which is available as Beta software (either sign up on beta.apple.com to use this feature or simply, wait for a few months to roll out the update for iPhone lovers).
Moreover, wearing a mask and glasses and registering it on Face ID is super convenient to unlock a device because it works more seamlessly and naturally. Well, in the upcoming section, we let you know how to use Face ID with mask and glasses on iOS devices. So, let’s go ahead!!
How this feature works and which devices does it support?
Face ID with a Mask feature works when you wear one and your device detects it to unlock a device. Well, all third-party apps that will support authentication with Face ID will be able to utilize this feature to its benefits level and will authenticate you (without removing it). However, wearing a mask and glasses regularly you can also register the ID to unlock your device is considered a safer option to secure data and device.
Moreover, in a pandemic situation mark is considered a compulsory option to protect yourself. Also, this feature is introduced in the market to make your device safer, without making any efforts to unlock it. Well, this Face ID with a Mask feature is introduced in iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 (variants included.)
How to Enable ‘Use Face ID with Mask’ Option on iPhone?
You can enable Use ID with a Mask from the iPhone settings option. To set this feature, there are some simple and easy steps to follow and make it done. Well, the following are the steps mentioned below:
- Head to the Settings option from the main screen on an iPhone.
- Scroll down and select Face ID & Passcode from the list.
- Enter the passcode to proceed further.
- Now, locate Face ID with a Mask and follow the instructions that appear on a screen.
- Once you are done, Add Glasses option will appear under it, tap it to register glasses with a mask.
- Now, tap Continue to start scanning your face with a mask and glasses, and when it is done ‘Use Face ID with a Mask’ is enabled.
While it is a hassle to wear a mask all the time, still it is better safe than sorry. The iPhone can recognize you while you are wearing the mask, then why are not wearing one. On the other hand, people with glasses find to mask the most annoying thing in the world. Every time they breathe with masks on, the fog covers their glasses and it becomes difficult for them to see. But still, with their glasses and mask one, the iPhone can recognize them. Do let us know how often it works for you and have you ever had problems while unlocking the phone. Also, if you have any questions regarding this tutorial, do let us know in the comments.