Category: Face ID

How to Lock Signal with Face ID or Touch ID on iPhone

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Want to add some extra on-device security to Signal? You can protect your conversations in Signal with a passcode lock feature, allowing you to require face ID or Touch ID to access Signal conversations.

Signal has rapidly grown to be one of the most critically acclaimed messaging services due to it’s privacy and security features. Moreover, several users have been switching to this platform recently due to privacy concerns with other messaging apps. If you’re new to the app, you may not be aware of all the privacy features that you can take advantage of,…

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How to Lock Your Secrets in the Notes App (and Why You Should)

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Searching for data or photo lockers will lead you to many apps. Some of them are genuinely secure—others, less so—but given that you’re dealing with secure data (documents, photos, security codes, or bank details), you maybe don’t want to trust a third-party iPhone app that happens to have a thousand 5-star reviews.…

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How to Fix the iPhone 13's 'Unlock With Apple Watch' Bug

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So, you bought a brand new iPhone 13, 13 mini, 13 Pro, or 13 Pro Max. Congratulations! Are you enjoying the new and improved cameras? The 120 Hz pro displays? Or are you pissed because your $1,000 iPhone won’t unlock when you’re wearing a mask—even though your old iPhone did just fine? Let’s help you fix this “Unlock…

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How to Enable Eye Contact for FaceTime on iPhone & iPad

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Do you regularly use FaceTime for making video calls? If so, you probably already know how there’s a lack of proper eye contact most of the time, since people look at the screen instead of the camera. However, Apple has managed to fix this with the modern iOS and iPadOS releases.

Whenever you’re in an active video call, you tend to look at the other person on your iPhone or iPad’s screen rather than the camera. For them, it looks like you’re not trying to make eye contact at all and the video chat is a little less personal, or maybe even a little…

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How to Unlock iPhone with Apple Watch

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Do you use an Apple Watch alongside your iPhone? If so, you may be excited to know that you can now use your Apple Watch to quickly unlock your Face ID-equipped iPhone, this may be particularly handy when you’re wearing a face mask. That’s right, you no longer have to type in the passcode.

Ever since mask wearing became common, Apple’s Face ID-equipped iPhones haven’t been able to do their job quite as well. Sure, there are tricks to use Face ID with a mask, but they’re not perfect either. As a result, you’re forced to type in your device passcode…

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How to Lock Telegram Chats with Face ID on iPhone (or Touch ID)

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Do you want to keep your Telegram conversations safe and secure? Perhaps you don’t want anyone snooping around on your Telegram messages if you let someone briefly use or borrow your iPhone? If this is something that you’re worried about, you may be interested in locking the app with a passcode and in turn, use Face ID or Touch ID to unlock your chats depending on your device.

Telegram is one of the most-popular privacy-focused messaging apps on the App Store with over 500 million users across all platforms. Although your messages are end-to-end encrypted…

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How to Use Face ID with a Face Mask on iPhone & iPad

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The COVID-19 pandemic has made it an unfortunate fact that we need to wear face masks when and wherever possible, whether by choice in some regions or by government regulations and orders in others. The idea of course is that wearing masks can help reduce the spread of SARS-COV-2, and so if we want the world to progress beyond its current state, masks are a necessity in many regions, states, and countries. The problem for iPhone and iPad owners is, mask wearing isn’t particularly compatible with Face ID. One option is to simply use iPhone without Face ID which…

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How to Turn Off Face ID on iPhone & iPad

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If you don’t want to use Face ID on iPhone or iPad for whatever reason, you can turn it off at any time, even after you have already set it up. It turns out that even if you had already setup the facial recognition service to unlock the iPhone or iPad, the devices work fine without Face ID and with the feature disabled you basically just use a slide to unlock gesture requiring passcode entry instead.

This tutorial will walkthrough how to completely disable Face ID by turning the Face ID feature off completely, rather than just temporarily disabling it.

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How to Unlock Your iPhone Even Faster While Wearing a Face Mask

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I’ll start with the good news. If you’re using Face ID on your iPhone or iPad Pro, and it’s driving your crazy that you can’t unlock your device while you’re wearing a face mask, worry not. With the upcoming release of iOS 13.5, Apple is making this process slightly easier.

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