A simple iPhone tweak to make it easier to use in summer
Here’s a quick iPhone tweak you can do to make Face ID work better when you’re wearing sunglasses.
Do you find that your iPhone’s Face ID doesn’t work so well when you’re wearing sunglasses? That’s because, by default, the iPhone tries to determine if you actually want to unlock the handset or are just glancing in its general direction by figuring out if your attention is actually on the phone, unlocking the iPhone only when your eyes are open and looking at the screen.
Problem is, when you are wearing some sunglasses, Face ID can’t see your eyes.
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This “attention awareness” is a security feature that Apple added to iOS to prevent the iPhone accidental unlocking, but it can sometimes get in the way, not just when wearing sunglasses, but it can also be impractical for those who have physical or vision limitations.
But Apple has added a way to disable it.
Head over to Settings > Accessibility > Face ID & Attention.
Here you’ll see a toggle for Require Attention for FaceID (you can also find the same setting under Settings > Face ID & Passcode).
To toggle this setting to the off position, you’ll have to both hit OK on a popup that explains the implications of turning this feature off and enter your passcode.