Apple Testing A New Way To Unlock Your Phone With A Mask On


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Soon, some iPhone users will be able to unlock their smartphones without needing to remove their face masks in public. There's only one small catch and it requires an additional Apple device, besides the iPhone.

Apple is currently testing out a new iOS software that will allow people to unlock their iPhone's face recognition security tool, Face ID, but they also have to be wearing an Apple Watch. Both devices must be in close proximity and then the iPhone will automatically unlock and the Apple Watch will vibrate.

Keep in mind that this is another step to support mask wearing during the pandemic and Apple said that users will need to opt into this feature.


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