Face ID was a great idea — until large parts of the world were forced to wear face masks. Apple is apparently on it. Users are reporting a subtle new feature in the latest test version of its iPhone operating system (iOS 13.5) that will make it easier to unlock your iPhone without having to take off your protective face mask.
… Videos shared on Twitter show that Apple devices with Face ID will jump to the backup passcode-entry screen if it detects a mask. That’s not only helpful if you’re unlocking your phone dozens of times a day, but it’s also helping to keep people safe by not forcing users to take off their masks and potentially exposing themselves to the virus.