Apple finally reveals Face ID 'fix' so you can keep your face mask on

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(Image credit: Apple)

Face ID. What a brilliant invention. Or, it was, until the pandemic rendered the technology virtually useless. If you're an Apple user who has started wearing a face mask, you'll know the problem we speak of: Face ID can't recognise you with a face mask on. But worry not, it seems that Apple has a solution up its sleeve.

Now in beta, iOS 13.5 will bring up the passcode screen when you're wearing a mask. It's not that Face ID will suddenly recognise you adorned with your mask but instead, the system will clock that you're wearing a mask and prompt you to swipe up and enter your passcode, removing the frustration of waiting for the face recognition process to fail. 

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Georgia Coggan

Georgia is lucky enough to be Creative Bloq's Editor. She has been working for Creative Bloq since 2018, starting out as a freelancer writing about all things branding, design, art, tech and creativity – as well as sniffing out genuinely good deals on creative technology. Since becoming Editor, she has been managing the site on a day-to-day basis, helping to shape the diverse content streams CB is known for and leading the team in their own creativity.