Apple users can unlock phone while wearing face mask By Elets News Network - 02 May 2020

Apple users can unlock phone while wearing face mask

In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, Apple has released beta version of iOS 13 which allows users who have Face ID enabled to unlock their iPhone with face mask on.

Apple released the latest version of iOS 13 — iOS 13.5 beta 3 — to developers, revealing that iPhone owners will soon be able to unlock their Face ID-enabled device without removing their protective face masks.

The new feature will also prompt the users not to unlock the phone biometrically.

The change is expected to receive a welcome from those with an iPhone sans home button who are out and about in a facemask protecting themselves from COVID-19. The new feature will help especially those when performing activities like making mobile payments at stores.

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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.

Including the new update, iOS 13.5 beta 3 gives users the option to disable how FaceTime would enlarge the image of the person speaking, a feature that was less than ideal for large groups of people.

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The new feature is expected to be rolled out for general public within a week.

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