Reason why you couldn’t find “Use Face ID with a Mask” option on your iPhone and the Fixes you can do

Now you can easily unlock your iPhone with Face mask on and without Apple Watch – Check out the simple steps below.

At the time this article is written, Apple has not fully release iOS 15.4 to the masses. It (iOS 15.4) is still available as Public Beta. In case you are interested, you can get access to iOS Public Beta legally and officially for free. Check out the steps required here: I’m updating my iPhone to iOS 15.4 today and here’s how you can update yours too (iPad and iPod Touch included!) at JILAXZONE.

One of the new additional feature of iOS 15.4 is the ability to use Face ID with a mask on, which means now it’s going to be easy to unlock your iPhone and make payment while you are using a face mask – all without the need for an Apple Watch.


Here’s how you can setup Face ID with a Mask on your iPhone

When you just finished updating to iOS 15.4, you should be prompted to set up Face ID with a mask, however in case you didn’t get the prompt, here’s how you can set it up.

1) On your iPhone, go to Settings.

2) Inside Settings, go to Face ID & Passcode. Key in passcode when prompted.

3) Inside Face ID & Passcode, tap on “Use Face ID with a Mask”, then follow the subsequent instructions. Wear your glasses if you are someone with glasses to improve the Face ID security.

Once you have set it up, do give it a try by locking your iPhone screen, then try to unlock it while wearing a mask.


There’s no “Use Face ID with a mask” option – Here are the available fixes.

In case you couldn’t find the “Use Face ID with a Mask” option, don’t panic. Go through the following steps one by one.


1) You are not on iOS 15.4 (or above) yet.

“Use Face ID with a Mask” is only available starting from iOS 15.4, so if you are currently running on any iOS version below iOS 15.4, consider to update your iOS first then try again the steps mentioned above.


2) You are not using iPhone 12 or iPhone 13 (or any newer iPhone with Face ID).

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“Use Face ID with a Mask” currently only available on iPhone 13 and iPhone 12 series. Image courtesy of Apple Inc.

As reported, currently the “Use Face ID with a Mask” feature only appear on iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 series. iPhone 11 and anything before, doesn’t have the option. At the time this article is written, iOS 15.4 is still in Public Beta phase, hopefully by the time, it comes out for the public masses, Apple does give support to more iPhone models – iPhone 11 and anything before them.

Don’t give up yet, while waiting for that to happen – if it ever happen, you can try this method here, to easily unlock your iPhone while wearing mask and without Apple Watch – works with all iPhone models: Easily unlock your iPhone with Face mask on and without Apple Watch – compatible with all iPhone models at JILAXZONE.


Bring it all together

“Use Face ID with a Mask” is another good improvement made by Apple. If you are using a face mask on day to day basis, make sure you set this up, so that you don’t need to get hassle by keying your passcode each time you are unlocking your iPhone and/or while making payment with your iPhone.

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iPhone Pro and iPhone Pro Max Camera Configuration

Interested to see other iPhone and iOS tips and tricks, including other tricks with the iPhone Camera? Check them out here: iPhone and iOS tips and tricks at JILAXZONE.


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