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How to Unlock Your iPhone While Wearing a Mask?

How to Unlock Your iPhone While Wearing a Mask?

Today, the government has made it necessary for everyone to wear a mask in public all the time due to COVID-19. It is very difficult for your iPhone to recognize you while you re wearing a mask.

Your iPhone’s face recognition feature works by matching Face ID’s with your features of eyes, nose, and mouth. It creates 30,000 invisible dots over your face. Mask covers the features entirely. Therefore, many people are turning off the Face Recognition feature.  

But, it is not impossible to unlock your iPhone while wearing a mask. There are so many ways you can use to make fool your iPhone Face ID feature. But these ways can minimize the security of your iPhone. You have to compromise over the security.

Let us take a look at some ways to unlock your iPhone while wearing a mask.

Add an “Alternative Appearance” to Face ID

  • To unlock your iPhone with Face ID while wearing a mask, you have to cover your face with a mask and go to Settings > Face ID > Passcode.
  • Enter your Passcode.
  • Tap the “Set Up an Alternative Appearance” option.
  • Cover your face with a mask.
  • It will ask you to move your face to fill out the circle. Follow the steps to set up Face ID.

unlock your iPhone while wearing a mask

  • After setting up an alternative appearance, lock your iPhone.
  • Now, test your Face ID by wearing a mask
  • Try other options if this method fails.

Turn Off Your Face ID

  • Open Settings >Face ID & Passcode.
  • Enter your passcode.
  • Below Use Face ID For, Turn off the Face ID toggle.

iPHONE SETTINGS

  • Now when you unlock your iPhone, it will not ask to match your Face with Face ID. 

Get to “Enter Passcode” screen more quickly

In case, if your iPhone fails continuously to recognize your face, you may get irritated. Get to Passcode screen more quickly to avoid using the Face ID feature. 

  • Swipe up on the screen.
  • Click on the Face ID in the center.
  • The Passcode screen will appear quickly. 
  • Enter your Passcode.

face ID

Change Your Notification Settings

You can use the device without unlocking your iPhone. 

  • Go to Settings > Notifications
  • Click on the “Show Previews” option.
  • Choose Always.

unlock your iPhone while wearing a mask

  • Open Settings again and select the Face ID & Passcode option.
  • Enter your passcode.
  • Turn off Attention Awareness Features.

unlock your iPhone while wearing a mask

Learn more “How to officially lock Facebook Messenger on iPhone with Face ID?”

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