Now the sun’s out you may be wearing your sunglasses and wondering why your iPhone won’t unlock. If you are fed up with having to remove your sunglasses every time you need to unlock your iPhone here’s what you can so to speed up the process.
The reason why Face ID isn’t unlocking your iPhone is it can’t verify that you are looking at the phone. Face ID normally only unlocks the phone when you are looking at your phone - that way it offers you greater security as someone can’t just hold your phone at your face to unlock it without your authorisation, it won’t unlock just sat on your desk beside you, and it can’t be unlocked while you are unconscious or asleep.
However you can set your iPhone to unlock even if it can’t tell you are looking at it. If you do want your phone to unlock without detecting what your eyes are doing here’s what you need to do.
- Open Settings
- Go to Face ID & Passcode
- Enter your Passcode
- Deselect the Require Attention for Face ID feature
- Tap on OK
Here's another issue you might be encountering when unlocking your iPhone right now: How to use Face ID to unlock iPhone while wearing a face mask.
This article originally appeared on Macwelt. Translation by Karen Haslam.