Tag: Face ID

How to fix Face ID in iOS 14

How To Fix Face ID Not Working After Updating To iOS 14

A couple of readers have mailed us to ask for a fix for Face ID that’s not working anymore after updating to iOS 14! Users either can’t unlock the iPhone with Face ID anymore, and are asked to provide the Passcode, or they get the ‘Your code is required to activate Face ID’ error displayed…




Using Face ID to authenticate in Facebook Messenger

How To Enable Facebook Messenger App Lock Feature On iPhone (iPad)

Facebook has recently updated its Messenger app for iOS with a new privacy feature called App Lock. Enabling it allows you to safeguard your chats and conversations with the help of Face ID or Touch ID, depending on the authentication hardware available on your iOS or iPadOS device. This means that FB Messenger will require…




Using iPhone 11 without Passcode

Tips To Disable Face ID And Passcode For Unlocking An iPhone While Wearing A Mask

Although we strongly advocate for using a Passcode to protect the data on your iPhone, the COVID-19 pandemic pushes us to temporary disable it. That’s because wearing a mask and latex gloves complicates unlocking your iPhone. I’ve just returned from grocery shopping and I had to unlock my iPhone several times while on the move….




iPhone prompts for Passcode when user wears a mask

How To Skip Face ID Authentication When Wearing A Mask

Life can get complicated during the COVID-19 pandemic! More and more countries impose mandatory mask-wearing while going out in public. This is a good strategy to loosen up the lock-downs and restart the economies all around the world. Excepting the obvious discomfort of obstructing your face, there is one more annoying inconvenience caused by this…




iPhone 11 stuck with always spinning Face ID

How To Fix Always Spinning Face ID Which Fails To Unlock iPhone

The Face ID authentication feature is relatively new to the iPhone. It was introduced in the fall of 2017, along with the iPhone X. In the meantime we’re already experiencing the 2nd generation of Apple’s facial scanning hardware. However, because this innovative authentication method is still in its early stages, it can happen to malfunction…