Although Apple says it can’t do it, the researchers showed that they successfully unlocked face ID while wearing a mask

According tomedia Softpedia reported that because of the outbreak of the new corona virus, the whole world is in a state of blockade, everyone to wear a mask when they go out, it goes without saying that systems like Apple’s Face ID are not necessarily the most convenient security system on the phone today. Because Face ID means your iPhone needs to unlock your device by scanning your face, wearing a mask is clearly affecting unlocking.

Although Apple says it can't do it, the researchers showed that they successfully unlocked face ID while wearing a mask

In this case, many people will not be able to help but want to take off the mask. And especially in crowded places like supermarkets, when using iPhones for contactless payments is a big deal. But researchers at Tencent’s Xuanwu Lab have shown that while Apple insists you can’t do this, users can actually unlock Face ID when they wear a mask.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the researchers said that if you wear a mask to keep the half-masked and then train face ID on the other half during the setup process, the whole thing can be achieved. If not, try again and try to adjust the half of the face mask until the Face ID can properly scan the user’s face.

Although Apple says it can't do it, the researchers showed that they successfully unlocked face ID while wearing a mask

Apple, for its part, insists that features like Apple Pay often require biometric authentication, which can only be used by entering a password. Face ID can’t scan a user’s face while wearing a mask, which is almost a security feature because it is possible to gain unauthorized access to the phone. “Face ID is designed to work with your eyes, nose and mouth visible. The source quoted an Apple spokeswoman as saying. “When the user is wearing a mask, the device can still be unlocked by entering a password. “