Your iPhone unlocking process just got a lot less stressful.

COVID-19 is many levels of annoying but this iOS update will remove at least one of those levels. Face recognition for our phones was a very cool advancement in privacy, but it's useless when over half your face is covered by a mask.

Enter iOS 13.5 update. It won't help your iPhone recognize you by just your eyes and forehead. This update recognizes when you're wearing your mask and automatically switches to passcode protection. Enter your passcode and you're in.

You Can Now Unlock Your iPhone When You're Wearing Your Mask
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According to, Apple and Google also released long-awaited smartphone technology to automatically notify you if you might have been exposed to the coronavirus.


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