Apple Releasing iPhone “Face Mask” Unlock Update
By : Lisa Eadicicco
Source : Business Insider
Apple will soon release a new iPhone update that will make it easier to quickly type in your passcode in instances when Face ID may not work. That should speed up the process of unlocking your phone at times when it's difficult for your phone to recognize you, such as when wearing a protective face mask or in dark scenarios.
When the update rolls out, those using an iPhone that supports Face ID will be able to access the passcode field by swiping up from the bottom of the lock screen.
This is a bit different than the way the unlock process currently works. If you have Face ID turned on, your iPhone will first try to identify your face before presenting the option to type in your passcode, resulting in a slight delay.
This new feature will also work when authenticating purchases via Face ID or while using apps that support Apple's facial recognition system for verification.
It's unclear when the update will be released, but a beta version of the software is currently available for developers.