You can now use Face ID while wearing a mask – here’s how to set it up

You can now use Face ID while wearing a mask – here’s how to set it up

The final two years of mask-wearing has given Apple some exhausting selections to make with its Face ID recognition system. Now you need to use it to unlock your iPhone, whereas nonetheless carrying your masks, and while not having to purchase an Apple Watch.


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Included within the iOS 15.4 beta, Apple has added a brand new part to the Face ID settings. When enabled, it “acknowledge[s] the distinctive options across the eye” to make Face ID work when you’re masked up.

Meaning no extra coming into your passcode, and no extra needing to personal an Apple Watch.

Now you can use Face ID whereas carrying a masks – right here’s how

You’ll should be on the iOS 15.4 beta for this to work (right here’s how you can join Apple’s beta program):


  1. Open the Settings app
  2. Scroll all the way down to Face ID & Passcode
  3. Enter your passcode when requested
  4. Scroll all the way down to Use Face ID With a Masks and toggle it on
  5. In the event you put on glasses as nicely, faucet the Add Glasses choice to make Face ID extra correct once you’re carrying a masks and glasses.

That’s it, now your iPhone is all set to make use of Face ID when you’re carrying a masks. Apple does observe that Face ID is “most correct” when it’s set to full-face recognition. Nonetheless, that’s the trade-off for not having to faucet your passcode in to unlock your iPhone whereas carrying a masks.

The brand new function is simply accessible within the iOS 15.4 beta. Apple hasn’t mentioned when it’s going to arrive within the public construct of iOS. With iOS 15.3 simply launched earlier as we speak, it’s in all probability not that far off.