It’s now easier to unlock your iPhone with Face ID while putting on a face mask.

With the arrival of iOS 13.5, Apple is addressing some complaints that customers have recently had about using Face ID while wearing a face mask.

The modification that the company has made make bypassing Face ID to get to the passcode entry screen a lot easier and faster.

But there are ways to make using your face ID to unlock your iPhone easier even with your face mask, including setting an easier-to-enter passcode. Here’s what you need to know.

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How To Quickly Unlock Your iPhone While Wearing A Mask

With iOS 13.5, Apple has modified Face ID to better recognize when your face is obstructed by an object like a mask.

With these modifications, your iPhone will now jump immediately to the passcode screen when you swipe up instead of waiting several seconds for Face ID to try and recognize you.

  • When you’re wearing a mask, swipe up from the bottom of your iPhone screen while holding it as you would unlock it using Face ID. Your iPhone should jump immediately to the passcode screen.
  • Enter your passcode.

How To Use Your Passcode Instead Of Face ID To Unlock Your iPhone

If you want to access the passcode screen without looking at your iPhone (for example, when you’re bringing it out of your pocket or bag), that’s also an option.

  • Swipe up from the bottom of your iPhone screen while you’re not looking at it.
  • Then, tap Face ID in the middle of the screen.
  • Enter your passcode.

How To Unlock Your iphone With Face ID While Wearing A Mask

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How To Set A Four-Character Passcode On Your iOS Device

You can either create a six-digit passcode a four-digit passcode if you want. It’s much less secure, but it’s going to be faster to unlock than an alphanumeric phrase.

  • Open Settings on your iPhone.
  • Tap Face ID & Passcode.
  • Enter your passcode.
  • Tap Change Passcode.
  • Enter your old passcode.
  • Tap Passcode Options.
  • Tap 4-Digit Numeric Code to create a four-digit passcode of your choice or Custom Numeric Code for a six-digit passcode.
  • Enter your new passcode.
  • Enter your new passcode again to verify it.

Do you have any questions about unlocking your iPhone or iPad while wearing a mask? Let us know in the comments.

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