Will iPhone 13 feature in-display Touch ID? New claims suggest yes

Ruben Fields
February 3, 2021

Additionally, the feature won't be automatically turned on upon downloading the new iOS.

According to Endgadget, the iOS 14.5 beta for developers has already been released and it brings a major feature that unlocks the Apple smartphone without the hassle and pulling down facial coverings. Note that beta versions usually contain a lot of bugs, so the installation is at your own risk.

To set up the iOS 14.5 and watchOS 7.4 developer betas, you have to be registered as an iOS developer. If an update is already available, it must be later than the version you already have installed. This is part of the developer beta.

Go to Settings General, and tap Profiles & Device Management.

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Once both of your devices are updated, you can turn the new feature on.

If Face ID detects that the user is wearing a mask, the user will use the Apple Watch to authenticate it. Otherwise, the feature won't work at all. But it's always good to double check. The camera sensor at the back is expected to be a 12-megapixel resolution sensor along with an f/1.6 lens, same as iPhone 12 mini. iPhone SE 3 will reportedly be powered by Apple A14 Bionic SoC with 4GB of RAM and 4G connectivity. Sadly, I'm not creative enough to think of a name like this for my iPhone.

As long as your Apple Watch is on your wrist, the iPhone will recognize it and immediately proceed to unlock. You'll feel the Watch buzz on your wrist and a notification will appear on it letting you know the iPhone has been unlocked.

Appleosophy also reported recently that the company's testing of in-screen Touch ID for the iPhone 13 has moved on from optical sensors to ultrasonic technology. However, in the current situation when nearly everyone is wearing a mask (when outside), it has become hard to unlock the iPhone or authenticate purchases. However, for payments and other such tasks, you'll either have to enter the passcode or take off your mask for Face ID authentication. And, if you're feeling up to the challenge, there's also a hack you can try: Cover half your mouth with a mask and scan an alternate Face ID appearance. But if it just fails to read a face, couldn't anybody have your Apple Watch on and try to get into your phone?

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