Apple is Making Face ID Unlock Easier While Wearing a Mask

In the latest beta release of iOS 13.5, Apple has introduced a new feature that makes it easier to unlock your iPhone or iPad using Face ID while wearing a mask (via CNBC News). 

Currently, iPhone and iPad users wearing masks are required to lift their masks to unlock using Face ID. In case a user does not remove the mask, the device eventually presents the screen to enter in the passcode but it all happens after a small annoying delay. 

In iOS 13.5 beta 3 code, Apple has simplified the unlock process for iPhone and iPad owners wearing masks by bringing the passcode field to the main screen.

“All you need to do is swipe up if you’re wearing a mask, and you’ll skip the Face ID display and enter in a code instead.

That means you’ll be able to get to unlock phone easier while doing things like mobile payments at a checkout counter instead of fumbling with your mask or waiting for a passcode screen to pop up.”

Since the new easier Face ID unlock feature is currently in beta, it may be a while before it is rolled out to the general public. 

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