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iOS 14.5 to let you unlock your iPhone via Apple Watch even with a mask on

Soon you will be able to unlock your iPhone with Face ID even when with a Covid-19 mask on, but only if you are wearing an Apple Watch.

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IANS  |  New Delhi 

Apple iPhone

Soon you will be able to unlock your with Face ID even when with a Covid-19 mask on, but only if you are wearing an

In the next iOS 14 update, will give you haptic feedback to let you know your has been unlocked, reports Pocket-lint.

The new iOS version 14.5, now available as developer Beta, has the functionality to unlock your iPhone via as you travel around wearing a mask.

"This is similar behaviour to using the Apple Watch to unlock your Mac which has been available for some time," the report said on Monday.

You need to keep Apple Watch in close proximity to your iPhone to use this feature.

This Apple Watch shortcut is only available for unlocking your iPhone and other functions will still require other authentication if your face is covered.

You'll be asked to put in your passcode every few hours even when unlock with Apple Watch is enabled.

The new feature is part of several new enhancements coming in iOS 14.5 including updates to Siri and app tracking controls.

It Las adds support for Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 controllers. 5G global dual SIM is also supported in the next iOS update.

It's been reported that Apple is considering moving to an in-screen fingerprint reader to complement Face ID for the iPhone 13.

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First Published: Tue, February 02 2021. 12:16 IST
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