Unlocking the iPhone has become a bit challenging in the pandemic because of the face mask. But the iPhone has tackled this problem also with its advanced features.
In IOS 14.5, you can unlock your iPhone with the help of your Apple Watch even while wearing your mask. This feature is time-saving and helps in many ways.
Especially the people who have to wear a mask most of the time and are facing trouble while unlocking their phone, this feature is a relief for them.
How to unlock your iPhone with Apple Watch
In iOS 14.5, phone unlocking can be done using the passcode for the Apple Watch. Even though the facial recognition features accuracy decreases while wearing a mask, this feature allows you to access your iPhone securely with the help of your Apple Watch.
To access this feature, you must have iPhone 10 or a newer version on the iPhone with face ID iOS 14.5 along with Apple Watch Series 3 or any Apple Watch with the latest software.
- Step 1: Go to Settings on your iPhone or iPad device with the iOS/iPad 14.5 or later.
- Step 2: Select ‘Face ID & Passcode’, and if requested, enter your password.
- Step 3: Enable the toggle next to unlock with the Apple Watch.
The feature must be enabled, and you can unlock your handset with the help of the Apple Watch now.
To unlock your iPhone with the help of your Apple Watch, simply bring the handset to your face and initiate a face ID scan.
You can also be asked to manually enter the passcode for the first time; after that, you can easily unlock your iPhone with the help of your Apple Watch. You will receive haptic notifications informing you that your iPhone has been unlocked.
This feature is really helpful and allows you to easily access your iPhone securely and safely.