How to unlock your iPhone when wearing a mask using your Apple Watch

A new feature in iOS 14.5 makes mask-wearing a lot more convenient for those who use an iPhone with Face ID.

With iOS 14.5 and watchOS 7.4, Apple will solve one of the most vexing iPhone problems of the last year: the fact that Face ID doesn’t work when wearing a mask.

The software is currently in beta (see how to download the beta here), but when released, those who have an Apple Watch will be able to unlock their iPhone quickly and seamlessly when Face ID detects they’re wearing a mask. Here’s how it works.

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