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Apple users can unlock phone while wearing face mask

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.

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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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