Face ID is one of the best security methods currently in the smartphone and tablet segment. When checking our face, look for more than 30,000 invisible points to create an in-depth map of our face. With the pandemic, the masks brought a problem to this resource, it does not recognize us and, to use, the device has to enter the code. However … we can expose the security of access to the device.
So what if we “taught” our iPhone or iPad to recognize us even with a mask?
The method, which has been “publicized” on various Apple user forums, does not always work, at least with the precision we are used to. But, with some care in recording the alternative face in the Face ID configuration, we can be lucky that the device will recognize us even with a mask.
We must not forget that the system is very accurate and uses more than 30 thousand points related to our face. So, even if we manage to cover the nose, mouth and part of the face, it still has many points to identify us.
So, how can we “teach” Face ID to recognize us with a mask?
1st step: Let's go to Definitions, Face ID and code and we will use the option Set up a different look.
2nd step: As soon as we choose this option, we should only have our mask on half of the face. As we know, recording the face in Face ID is done in two steps. As such, the first stage will be with the mask covering the right half and the second should also have the mask in the same position.
3rd step: If your device warns you that your face is blocked, slightly move the mask away from the center of your face. Follow the setup process by moving your head in a circle.
4th step: You will be asked to complete the process again - continue to hold the mask in the same position and on the same side of your face.
5th step: Once the two Face ID scans are complete, put on your mask and try to unlock the device. If it works, great! Otherwise, repeat the configuration.
As you will see, when using the mask, Face ID will not be as fast or as fast as it is in normal situations. However, if you do it well and use the same distance from the face recording, it will work.