It’s now possible to use Face ID while wearing a face mask, if you have an Apple Watch on your wrist. Here’s how to set up the new iOS 14.5 and watchOS 7.4 feature.
The feature, which lands as part of the iOS 14.5 update today, will allow Apple Watch uses to by-pass the Passcode input prompt that usually appears after a failed Face ID attempt.
Now, with the companion Apple Watch slapped on the wrist of the user, the Face ID attempt will be successful even when only a small fraction of the face is visible. You will have to enable the new setting in iOS 14.5, but it can be achieved in just a couple of taps.
Firstly, you’ll need to install iOS 14.5 by heading to Settings > General > Software Update. You can do this over the air, as always, provided you’re connected to Wi-Fi and have a…