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iPhone with a mask: how to set up unlocking with Face ID | Digital Trends Spanish


It took two years after the outbreak of COVID-19 for Apple to give you the ability to use all the features of your iPhone even if you wear a mask. What do you need to activate it? Known how to set up Face ID to unlock your iPhone with face mask.

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Although Apple enabled in 2021 the possibility of unlocking your phone even if you had a mask, it was not a biometric recognition system with facial detection. To do so, you needed to have an Apple Watch on your wrist and authorize the actions.

With the feature released in the iOS 15.4 March 2022 update, the process was incorporated into Face ID, which not only allows you to unlock your phone just by looking at it, but also authorize purchases and payments with Apple Pay or sign in to third-party applications. .

Face ID recognizes up to 30,000 points on your face, using your eyes, nose, and mouth as reference points. To work with a mask, the biometric recognition system is capable of analyzing the unique characteristics that surround your eyes, says Apple.

How to set up Face ID to work with a mask

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Although Apple recognizes that Face ID offers the best results when used with your face uncovered, there are times when it will be necessary to use it with a mask. For example, if you are on public transport or in a closed area surrounded by many people.

To activate setting up Face ID to work on your iPhone even if you are wearing a mask, you must perform the following steps:

  • Opens Settings and press Face ID and code.
  • Scroll down and activate Face ID with mask.
  • press Use Face ID with a mask.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to set up Face ID using the normal face scanning process.

Since the feature analyzes features around your eyes, Apple warns that if you wear the mask too high or too close to your eyes, your iPhone may not unlock with Face ID.

How to use Face ID if you wear glasses and a mask

If you wear optical glasses, you can improve the accuracy of Face ID with a mask by performing the authentication process with your glasses on.

For the tool to work smoothly, the Face ID camera must clearly see your eyes and the area around them. In this way, it is incompatible with sunglasses or those with dark glasses.

Another advantage is that you have the possibility to configure up to four lenses. You can do the process when you set up Face ID for the first time or at any time, by carrying out the following steps:

  • Opens Settings.
  • press Face ID and code.
  • Scroll down and tap add glasses.
  • press Continue and follow the instructions on the screen.

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