Step 1: Update your iOS software
Before you can set up Face ID with a mask, you need to make sure your device is running the latest version of iOS. To check for updates, go to Settings > General > Software Update. If there’s an update available, follow the instructions to download and install it.
Step 2: Add an alternate appearance
Once your device is up to date, go to Settings > Face ID & Passcode. Enter your passcode and select “Set Up Face ID.” Follow the on-screen instructions to scan your face. When you’re done, select “Set Up an Alternate Appearance.”
Step 3: Wear a mask
Put on the mask you want to use with Face ID. Make sure it covers your nose and mouth but doesn’t obstruct your vision. Hold your device in front of your face and follow the on-screen instructions to scan your face with the mask on.
Step 4: Test it out
Once you’ve added an alternate appearance with your mask on, test it out to make sure it works. Lock your device and put on your mask. Hold your device in front of your face and swipe up from the bottom of the screen. If Face ID recognizes you with the mask on, you’re good to go!
If you’re having trouble setting up Face ID with a mask, here are a few things to try:
- Make sure your mask is covering your nose and mouth but not your eyes.
- Hold your device slightly farther away from your face than you normally would.
- Make sure your face is well-lit and not obscured by shadows.
- Try removing and re-adding your alternate appearance.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use Face ID with any type of mask?
Face ID should work with most types of masks, as long as they don’t completely cover your face or obscure your eyes. However, some masks may be more difficult for Face ID to recognize than others.
Do I need to re-scan my face every time I wear a mask?
No, you only need to add an alternate appearance with your mask on once. After that, Face ID should recognize you with the mask on.
What if someone else tries to unlock my device with a mask?
If someone else tries to unlock your device with a mask on, Face ID should not recognize them. However, it’s always a good idea to use a strong passcode to protect your device.
|Convenient and easy to use||May not work with all types of masks|
|Provides added security when wearing a mask||Requires updating iOS software|