How to use iPhone Face ID wearing mask?

The mask became a usual look all over the world, but it hides your nose and mouth witch makes a new problem for iPhone users who don’t know how to use iPhone Face ID while wearing it?

According to Apple “Face ID is designed to work with your eyes, nose, and mouth visible.” when you wear a mask in public places you will face a big problem; your iPhone can’t recognize you and you won’t be able to use it.

Don’t worry there’s always a solution to every problem.

How to use iPhone Face ID wearing a mask?

iPhone has the option to “Set up an Alternate Appearance” and will unlock for either your primary appearance or the secondary one. So Many users tried to add a new appearance while wearing a mask.

Just put your mask, open Settings > Face ID & Passcode > Set Up an Alternate Appearance, and set up your appearance while wearing a mask.

This method isn’t an official one, iPhone’s facial recognition is designed to look at your nose and mouth. But it worked with some users but others not.

instead of this unofficial solution above, the best way to solve Face ID problems with the mask is to use PIN instead.

How to use PIN quicker?

If you are trying to open your iPhone wearing a mask, you will have to wait for Face recognition to fail before you can type your PIN. this will waste your time. Instead of waiting there is a quick way to use the PIN code.

How to use iPhone Face ID wearing a mask?
How to use iPhone Face ID wearing a mask?

While Face ID is trying to scan your face, tap the words “Face ID” in the middle of the screen. The PIN or passcode entry prompt will appear and you can quickly type your code.

Apple’s iOS 13.5 Update Will solve Face ID problems with the mask

Soon, this problem will be solved with a new update. Now apple working on iOS 13.5 Update that will make your iPhone be better at detecting face coverings.

The update will make your iPhone quickly prompt you for your PIN or passcode When Face ID notices you’re wearing a mask.

The update now is available at developer beta and will be available soon for all users.


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