The use of face masks has become mandatory in various countries due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus around the world.
But this is causing a problem for those smartphone users who unlock their device with the help of face.
That’s why Apple is working on introducing a new Face ID feature that will allow users to unlock their iPhone without removing the face mask.
This feature is currently available in the beta version of iOS 13.5.
The iPhone will be able to identify the user despite the face mask, through a pass-code the entry screen will appear when swiping up at the bottom of the screen, after which the device will not search the user’s face.
The iPhone cannot be unlocked without removing the mask, but the pass-code unlock option will replace it.
Most beta versions have a number of features that are not part of the final version, but this new feature will definitely be introduced because the coronavirus pandemic is likely to continue for several months.
This new operating system version also introduces Apple’s Contact Tracing API, which will help users identify people who have been confirmed to be infected with the Coronavirus.