Apple ups its mobile security by unlocking phones with masked faces

All these days, Apple iPhone users faced the unique trouble of removing their masks to unlock their phones. But from March 17th this year, the tech giant will release an update to all its devices that thereafter will allow a user to unlock their device while wearing a cotton mask.

The feature will be released in the iOS 15.4 update and will allow the user to use their face ID with a mask.

Technically, the newly pushed update from now on recognizes a face from its eye area to authenticate, unlike the previous version, where the entire face was treated as an area to authenticate identity.

Along with a facial identity update, a neutral SIRI voice dubbed as “Voice 5” will also be rolled out via the iOS 15.4 update along with some new set of emojis and technically blocks illegal tracking of Air Tag users.

Apple Inc has also issued a public statement that it will suspend sales and services of its iPhones in Russia, to support sanctions imposed by the White House.

What’s disappointing is that the iOS 15.4 feature will only be rolled out to devices such as iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone Pro Max along with iPhone 13, 13 Mini, 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max.

For setup the FaceID with a Mask

Install iOS 15.4 update and then go to settings, and tap Face ID and Passcode. Reach the feature of Face ID with Mask and start scanning your face and mind you, no need to wear a mask for the setup.


Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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