You can skip to the passcode screen while wearing a face mask: iPhone Tips

Unlock while wearing a mask.

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2020年09月14日, 午後 02:18 in egmt
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This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.


Nowadays, masks have become indispensable when you're out and about. However, many people may be forced to deal with the unexpected inconvenience of not being able to authenticate using Face ID. Removing the mask every time you check your phone is a hassle, isn't it?

There's a trick to re-registering Face ID with half your face covered by the mask, but here's another way. In fact, since iOS 13.5, when you wear the mask, the screen switches to the passcode entry right away.

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iPhone detects you are wearing a mask

Previously, users had to go through the "face recognition fails" process to switch to the passcode entry screen. However, iOS 13.5 can now detect that the user is wearing a mask, which significantly reduces the time it takes to switch to the passcode entry screen.

The first step is to light up the screen while wearing a mask.

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When you wear a mask and look at the screen...

The iPhone then detects that you are wearing a mask and displays "Swipe up to unlock". Swipe up from the bottom of the screen.

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When you see "Swipe up to unlock", swipe the screen up.

Enter the passcode on the input screen. You can unlock the device. Another swipe up takes you back to the Face ID authentication screen. If you want to unlock more quickly, you may want to change your passcode to a shorter one, although this increases the security risk.

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Enter the passcode to unlock.

This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl. The Japanese edition of Engadget does not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of this article.

 
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