iOS 14.5 will provide a great excuse to buy an Apple Watch: mask support for Face ID Apple iPhone Face ID

At a time when everyone is wearing a mask, Face ID has become a problem for iPhone users – they’re now constantly needing to enter their passcode to unlock their phones. There have been reports that the iPhone 13 range will get in-screen fingerprint sensors, but there’s no need to wait (or upgrade).

Apple is trying to solve this problem right now by adding a feature to the upcoming iOS 14.5 update that should allow iPhone owners to use Face ID while wearing a mask. This next instalment of Apple’s mobile operating system is now in developer beta and will be rolled out publicly in the coming weeks.