Facial Recognition

Tip: avoid Face ID mask issues by jumping to the passcode entry screen immediately

Face ID is awesome, but it only works reliably when your eyes, nose and mouth are fully visible to the TrueDepth camera, according to Apple's support document. That's hardly the case when you're wearing a mask, like those medical masks that people have been wearing during the COVID-19 crisis to protect themselves, and others, from exposure to the coronavirus. Instead of taking your mask off to unlock your iPhone, or waiting until Face ID fails, save yourself both time and frustration by skipping right to the passcode prompt with this super handy tip.