This might alleviate some annoyance the next time you’re out in public.
The latest software update from Apple allows users to open their phone with Face ID while wearing a mask.
If you have an iPhone, you’ve probably noticed Face ID doesn’t work while wearing a mask or face covering. Now, Apple’s IOS Beta 15.4 update uses the function to identify the top portion of a user’s face to unlock their phone, according to TechCrunch.
But, it’s only available on iPhone 12s or newer. Because the feature only uses half of a user’s face, it could potentially be less secure, which is why Apple is also allowing people to opt-in or out to use it.
The function identifies the top portion of a user’s face in order to unlock a device, making it potentially less secure which is why Apple is allowing consumers to opt-in or out to use it. https://t.co/gOQNMPp8B0
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