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Tech & Science New update for the iPhone: This is how facial recognition works despite the mask

19:05  01 may  2020
19:05  01 may  2020 Source:   ksta.de

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Mit Atemschutzmaske ist das Entsperren des Handys teilweise nicht mehr ganz so einfach. © Getty Images / iStockphoto With a respiratory mask, unlocking the mobile phone is sometimes not so easy.

The mask requirement has been available since Monday. And with that the narrowed eyes in the supermarket: Could that be my neighbor there? And the man over there has the same hair as my brother-in-law! But there is no distinguishing feature. The lower half of the face. Covered by a mask. And there is someone else who has problems recognizing us and deciding from each other: Our smartphone - at least if it has a built-in face detection to unlock the display.

code can be entered immediately

But this should soon be over: Apple has integrated a function for wearers of respiratory masks in the new iOS 13.5 beta for developers. Although the smartphones still cannot recognize the owner of the cell phone, the system recognizes the mask and enables the number code to be entered immediately as an alternative.

In principle, it was already possible to use the code instead of the face ID. However, the face recognition had to fail before the code was possible on the screen after another confirmation. It is not yet known when iOS 13.5 will be released in its final version.

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