Masks are here to stay, but unlocking our phones all day doesn’t have to be.
If you own an iPhone X or later and have gone out into the world recently, you probably noticed an unfortunate side effect of the new mask-wearing culture: Face ID doesn’t work.
It is more of a feature than a bug, but the fact of the matter is that if Apple’s True Depth camera system can’t scan your whole face, it won’t unlock your phone. If you’re wearing a mask like most stores and restaurants require, you’re left typing in your passcode whenever you want to check your shopping list or pay your bill.
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