Apple was planning to innovate the next-gen of iPhones when it removed the Touch ID button. However, what the Cupertino based tech giant had no way of knowing was that it was taking a major risk. Due to the pandemic, Face ID is no longer functioning as it should. The only thing that Apple could do about this problem was to release a software update that caused Face ID to automatically request the user to type the passcode. Now, it looks like Apple finally has a solution and it will introduce it in iOS 14.5
iOS 14.5 to Fix Face ID Issue
The upcoming months are exciting for Apple fans. The much-anticipated iPhone 13 is scheduled to release soon, but that’s not all. iOS 14.5 is also expected to release during the upcoming weeks and according to insider leaks and reports, the operating system update will bring a fix to the Face ID issue. However, there is a caveat. The fix only works for iPhone users that also have an Apple Watch.
When users will want to unlock their iPhone, iOS 14.5 will verify their identity with the Apple Watch. If the Apple Watch is already unlocked, the only thing that users need to do is lift their iPhone to wake as they would with Face ID. The Apple Watch will produce haptic feedback to let the user know that the iPhone is now unlocked successfully.
From the looks of it, Apple is finally figuring out a safe way to allow iPhone users to unlock their devices fast and without needing to type in the passcode. On the downside of things, this method doesn’t work without an Apple Watch. Is this a marketing method from Apple to get people buying its smartwatches? Or is there any other way for Apple to fix the Face ID and mask problem? Let us know in the comments section what you think.