iOS 14.5 Beta 1 allows you to unlock your iPhone with a mask if you wear the Apple Watch 1

One of the most annoying facial recognition issues on the iPhone is starting to get solved with the new iOS 14.5 beta 1, namely now with the Apple Watch you can unlock your iPhone even while wearing a mask.

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic almost a year ago, iPhone facial recognition (Face ID) has become a major inconvenience, since the system cannot see your face well enough to recognize you and so be able to unlock the iPhone, but with the first beta of iOS 14.5 for iPhone and that of watchOS 7.4 for Apple Watch, this is solved, allowing If you wear your Apple Watch and unlock your iPhone with the mask on, the system will allow you to unlock your iPhone

, quite a relief.

The system will work the same as how the Mac is unlocked with the Apple Watch, and the security of the Apple Watch will not be compromised as there are several conditions that must be met for it to work properly. The first is that you have to take the Apple Watch and have it unlocked, and the second is that the iPhone must recognize that you are wearing the mask

. If these conditions are met, you will no longer have to lower your mask or enter the unlock code, something to which we were already more than accustomed and which considerably reduced the comfort of a system that has proven to be very secure. and fast. But with COVID-19 it was a real nuisance for iPhone users.

For now, this is the first beta of iOS 14.5, so we will have to wait for the release of the official version for everyone to see how it works or we encourage using Developer Beta or Public Beta (if available) Until we see if the next iPhone 13 includes an in-display or in-screen fingerprint sensor. the power button, like the iPad Air, this can be a great solution to the problem caused by using masks.