Now that we have iOS 14.5 and watchOS 7.4 between us, we can enjoy some cool features. With both versions, we will be able to unlock the iPhone through the Apple Watch as long as we wear a mask to put. And it does it comfortably, quickly and safely.
Unlock your iPhone with Face ID with Apple Watch and Mask
Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in early 2020, masks have become part of our daily life. For users with an iPhone with Face ID this it was a problem, since the facial recognition system was not able to authenticate the user. Apple has come up with a compromise solution that only Apple Watch users can benefit from.
Anyone with iOS 14.5 and watchOS 7.4 installed, an iPhone with Face ID, and an Apple Watch Series 3 or higher can benefit from this authentication system. To do this, just go to the iPhone Go to Settings> Face ID and turn on the unlock feature
It’s a familiar system for those with a Mac, as we can also unlock the equipment with the Apple Watch. Of course, the watch and the iPhone they must be closer, be both with the code entered if we restarted it and with a connection between the two. It is possible that in places such as an elevator, the unlocking system does not work.
Whenever the iPhone is unlocked by this system, the Apple Watch will notify us with a notification. In this we can lock the phone remotely if we do not recognize this activity. A method which, in addition to being fast, is very safe.