Face ID can also be used to autofill passwords, authenticate payments on the App Store. Now this problem has been fixed with the new update. Through this feature, users will have to set up Face ID once again after the update is installed on their device. After this the iPhone will be unlocked with the face mask on.
Which devices are supported with a mask to unlock Face ID?
Apple says that unlocking Face ID with a mask will only work on the iPhone 12 and newer phones. This includes the Apple iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. Older iPhone 11 series, iPhone XS and iPhone X users will not be able to use the latest feature. For this, users have to go to Settings and go to General. Then software update will require updating your device to iOS 15.4. You install it over Wi-Fi only.
How to use ‘Face ID with a Mask’ on iPhone?
After you install iOS 15.4 on your iPhone, Apple will ask you to set up Face ID again. One option would be to set up ‘Face ID with a mask’ and use the other without a mask. If you choose the second option, you won’t need to set anything up.
If you choose the first option, you’ll need to set up Face ID again. However, you do not need to wear a mask while doing this. Keep in mind that if you’re someone who wears glasses, you’ll need to wear a mask when you set up Face ID to unlock the phone.
Apple says that Face ID is more accurate when used with a full face. Keep in mind that Face ID doesn’t work when you’re using sunglasses. This is because when using this new service, Apple has to test the features around the eyes to verify your face.
Will the ‘Face ID with a mask’ feature work to autofill passwords?
Yes, this will also work for autofill passwords on Safari and for Apple Pay. So, if you’re wearing a mask while doing these things, Face ID should work just fine.