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Can Face ID unlock your phone with a face mask on?

  • 12 March 2021
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I've recently noticed (around 3 days ago) that my iPhone is able to unlock my phone even with a face mask on, covering the nose and mouth. It even works for Apple Pay!

It's not 100% reliable however, it works better the further down the mask is on the nose bridge.

I have not done anything since I registered the face ID back in November 2020.

I'm using an iPhone 12 Pro running iOS 14.4

Anyone else experiencing this "bug" or "feature"?


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I have good news and bad news about Apple's new Face ID feature that was released as part of the developer beta for iOS 14.5 and watchOS 7.4. The good news? You'll soon be able to unlock your iPhone via Face ID while wearing a face mask. ... It only works if you own an Apple Watch.

official website

I've recently noticed (around 3 days ago) that my iPhone is able to unlock my phone even with a face mask on, covering the nose and mouth. It even works for Apple Pay!

It's not 100% reliable however, it works better the further down the mask is on the nose bridge.

I have not done anything since I registered the face vshare  ID back in November 2020.

I'm using an iPhone 12 Pro running iOS 14.4

Anyone else experiencing this "bug" or "feature"?

issue got solved!!

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