Here’s how to use Face ID to unlock iPhone while wearing a face mask


The new iPhone software update, iOS 15.4, includes a new feature that helps Face ID recognize you even when you’re wearing a mask. This feature is only available on iPhone 12 and 13 models, which include the iPhone 12‌‌, 12 Mini, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max, iPhone 13, 13 Mini, 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max.

 If you have access to Apple’s newer iPhone with Face ID, you can install the public beta and try to use Face ID with a mask:

1.)Open the Settings app on your iPhone.

2.) Scroll down tap Face ID and Passcode.

3.)Enter your passcode.

4.)Toggle on Use Face ID With a Mask.

5.) Next, choose the Use Face ID With a Mask option.

6.) Set up Face ID with your mask on.

This time, Face ID scans your eye area to authenticate your identity, rather than looking at the entire face when you’re wearing a mask. Unfortunately, Face ID with a mask doesn’t work with sunglasses, although Apple does give the option to configure Face ID while wearing glasses separately. To add your glasses, all you need to open the Settings app, tap on Face ID & Passcode, authenticate with a passcode, and tap “Add Glasses.”