Apple iOS 15.4 is here. With this latest iOS update iPhone users will be able to unlock their devices with Face ID recognition even when they have their masks on. There are other features, too, but the Face ID update has probably been one of the most highly requested features in COVID-times.
With the new iOS update, compatible iPhone models with Face ID can configure and unlock devices with face half-covered. The feature, however, does not scan through the mask but takes recourse to a lesser secure method in which areas around the eyes are just scanned.
Users have to enable the setting for scanning with a mask when the iOS will inform them that the feature is less secure than a full facial scan and the person has to look at the phone without covering their eyes. The feature is a fix for pulling down the mask every time to unlock the iPhone.