Face ID and masks


Face ID, as in the biometric mechanism I use to unlock my phone, a 2019 iPhone 11; mask, as in a single-use surgical mask one might use amidst COVID-19.

Here’s the thing. Face ID doesn’t work when masked up.

I used to use a 2017 iPhone 8, obviously it’d be far more effective at this point in time. And I can’t help but wishing for an iPhone 8-like replacement. Or for the folks that might prefer an even smaller phone, iPhone SE2 then.

Once can hope, I guess.