Apple FINALLY fixes the iPhone's most annoying flaw (kind of)

When Apple invented Face ID for the iPhone X back in 2017, it probably wasn't banking on us all wearing face coverings a few years later. Yep, as many a frustrated iPhone user will attest, Face ID has turned out to be Apple's least pandemic-proof feature. But that's all about to change. Sort of.

The new iOS 14.5 update, available today, allows users to unlock newer iPhones without using Face ID (or having to cumbersomely type the passcode). Forking out on one of the best camera phones only to find it won't unlock easily isn't ideal, so any kind of fix is great news. The catch? You'll need to be wearing an Apple Watch. 

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.