iPhone Face ID unlock with a mask terribly reduces the storage memory

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Apple has officially released the official version of iOS 15.4 update which comes with a couple of features. This update brings the new emoji expressions, wallet widgets, etc. At the same time, the update also comes with the much-anticipated unlocking an iPhone with a mask. Since the release of this update, the hashtag #iPhonemaskunlocking has been very popular across social media platforms. While netizens praise the convenience and ease of use of while wearing the mask, there were also complaints from some users. According to reports, the storage of the device significantly reduces after the update.

Apple iPhone 12 Face ID

Feedbacks from users reveals that the smartphone internal storage reduces by as much as 10GB after the update. However, there are some reports that claims that only 1GB was used by the update.

If you want to turn on the mask unlocking function, you only need to enter the system settings and select “Face ID and Password”, turn on the “Use Face ID with Mask” switch, and follow the prompts to enter the face ID. After completion, you can wear the mask to unlock the iPhone. At present, this function only supports iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 series models. For now, the iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone 11 and other models can not use this feature

Did you update to iOS 15.4? Are you experiencing reduced storage space issues? See you in the comments section.

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Unlock your iPhone while wearing a mask

In addition, users who wear glasses can also choose to “wear glasses” to enter the Face ID. After wearing a mask and glasses, the Face ID will still work normally. However, this feature does not work for sunglasses. In addition to Face ID, other main contents of this update include:

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Emojis : Emojis, gestures, and household items are now added to the emoji keyboard; the handshake emoji allows you to choose a skin tone for each hand individually.

Siri : On iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone 11 or later, Siri provides time and date information when offline.

FaceTime: Initiate simulcast sharing sessions directly from supported apps.

Vaccination Card: “Healthy” supports EU digital COVID-19 certificate, which allows you to download and store verifiable COVID-19 vaccination records, test results, and recovery records. The COVID-19 Vaccination Card in Apple Wallet now supports EU digital New Coronary Pneumonia Certificate Format

In addition, Apple has fixed the following bugs for the iPhone

  • The keyboard may insert periods between typed numbers
  • Photos and videos may not sync to iCloud Photo Library
  • The Speak Screen accessibility feature may not work when used in the Books app
  • Turning off Live Listen in Control Center may not turn it off.

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