iOS 14.5 Will Allow Users Unlock Apple iPhones While Wearing a Mask

With the help of an Apple Watch.

By
Tech
17,742 Hypes 2 Comments

Releasing the first iOS 14.5 developer beta, we are now learning that the iOS version will feature an update that allows users to unlock iPhones with Face ID despite wearing a mask. Becoming a minor nuisance as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Apple has figured out a workaround that involves the Apple Watch.

Working in unison with an unlocked wrist device, looking at an iPhone while wearing a mask will unlock the lower facial recognition accuracy Face ID with a haptic buzz to the Apple Watch when enabled. Additionally, an authenticated Apple Watch can also be used to lock an iPhone remotely. Unfortunately limited to the workaround at the moment, users without the Apple wrist device will need to rely on the faster passcode input prompt introduced last May.

It is also important to note that Apple has been rumored to be testing optical in-display fingerprint sensors that could be a major part of upcoming designs of the flagship smartphone line.

In case you missed it, SpaceX’s latest prototype starship violently exploded on landing.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Apple iOS 14.5 Beta Allows Users to Choose Spotify as Default Music Service
Tech

Apple iOS 14.5 Beta Allows Users to Choose Spotify as Default Music Service

For those who prefer the Spotify over Apple Music.

Check Out All the New iPhone Emojis Coming With Apple iOS 14.5
Tech

Check Out All the New iPhone Emojis Coming With Apple iOS 14.5

Featuring a Vaccine Syringe, AirPods Max, “Exhaling Face” and “Face in Clouds.”

Apple's iOS 14.2 Brings 117 New Emojis to the iPhone
Tech

Apple's iOS 14.2 Brings 117 New Emojis to the iPhone

From ninjas and bubble tea to tamales and more hand gestures.


Apple Will Quietly Update Its Mask Emoji With a Smile in iOS 14.2
Tech

Apple Will Quietly Update Its Mask Emoji With a Smile in iOS 14.2

Speculated to be partly due to the ongoing pandemic.

Mat Fraser Officially Announces His Retirement From Competitive CrossFit
Sports

Mat Fraser Officially Announces His Retirement From Competitive CrossFit

The dominant CrossFit athlete took to Instagram to share his announcement.

Paul Walker's BMW M1 AHG Studie Sells for $500k USD
Automotive

Paul Walker's BMW M1 AHG Studie Sells for $500k USD

A one of ten gem from 1980.

Lanvin Releases New Colors to Its $900 USD Osiris D3-Inspired CURB Sneakers
Footwear

Lanvin Releases New Colors to Its $900 USD Osiris D3-Inspired CURB Sneakers

’90s skate flair.


Amazon Reimagines Michael B. Jordan as Alexa in Super Bowl Ad
Entertainment

Amazon Reimagines Michael B. Jordan as Alexa in Super Bowl Ad

Michael B. Jordan is the new body for Alexa.

Nipsey Hussle's Estate Unveils 'The Marathon' Live Album Experience
Music

Nipsey Hussle's Estate Unveils 'The Marathon' Live Album Experience

Set to take place on February 5.

NEXVOO's BREEZE Transparent Smart Mask Features Sanitizing UV Light and Micro-Fans for Increased Oxygen
Tech

NEXVOO's BREEZE Transparent Smart Mask Features Sanitizing UV Light and Micro-Fans for Increased Oxygen

Also equipped with N99 level filters that provide greater filtration than N95 masks.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Adblock Detected.

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. If you enjoy our content, please add us to your adblocker's whitelist. We'd really appreciated it.