But since the coronavirus pandemic means mean are responsibly wearing face masks en masse, it’s meant that millions of people are having to tap in their passcode instead of relying on Face ID in public. Apple has impressively responded to this with the new feature in the beta of iOS 13.5 that will send you straight to the passcode screen when you swipe to unlock.
Although this feature has come about because of a pandemic, it makes sense that Apple would keep it in iOS permanently. A common frustration when using Face ID is it usually doesn’t recognise you when wearing sunglasses. If the software could recognise cases like this and send users straight to the passcode screen, it’d be very welcome.