How do you unlock your iPhone with Face ID, Apple’s facial recognition system while wearing a mask ? There is one simple tip that needs only a little bit of preparation. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, wearing a mask is now obligatory whenever we are around other people, especially when shopping, at work, in public transport, and in the streets. Apple has a facial recognition system for its most recent models (iPhone X, XS, 11 and 12) however, unsurprisingly with your face partially hidden, your iPhone can’t recognize you.
If you are wearing a mask and gloves, and if you are in a search for a solution that doesn’t imply taking them off, then you should know there is a way of using Face ID and still making it work. iPhone has an option called “Alternate appearance” that was initially created in case of face modification - like growing out a beard, for example - but it can also come in handy when you have your mask on. If you want to know the steps to follow, then keep reading.
In order to make Face ID recognize you with or without mask, you should set up two appearances.
Once your two appearances are set up, it is time to make sure the facial recognition of your iPhone works properly.