The first beta of iOS 14.5 launched a few hours ago already shows some of the improvements, in which Apple has been working to improve and implement new features. As reported by 9to5mac, iOS 14.5 includes a major improvement to use Face ID on your iPhone while wearing a skin.
With the first beta for developers of iOS 14.5 and watchOS 7.4, it launches a feature relevant to the global health situation. From this version, The iPhone automatically unlocks from the Apple Watch when the user wears a mask.
iOS 14.5 lets you unlock iPhone with Face ID from Apple Watch
According to a tweet posted by Joanna Stern From the Wall Street Journal, the new “Unlock iPhone with Apple Watch” feature works when Face ID detects the user is wearing a mask.
“If you are wearing a mask and have an unlocked Apple Watch on your wrist, your iPhone will be unlocked with Face ID.” But it should be borne in mind that when you turn off the Apple Watch wrist detection feature, you will not be able to unlock the iPhone with the Apple Watch.
According to Apple:
“IPhone can use your Apple Watch to unlock when Face ID detects a face with a mask on. Your Apple Watch should be nearby, on your wrist, unlocked, and password protected. “
Considering the measures linked to the global health emergency, Apple made several changes to iOS, one of them related to Face ID. This past April, with the release of iOS 13.5, Apple offered to bypass the Face ID message while wearing a mask by automatically presenting the password screen.
Now finally Apple is updating iOS with what is perhaps one of the most anticipated features, since last year, to access iPhone from another device.
These updates typically have 3 or 4 betas, and Apple releases one every two weeks. So, It will be until the end of February that we will have the final version of iOS 14.5. and we can know this update in depth.