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Unlock iPhone with Apple Watch - iOS 14.5 and watchOS 7.4

On February 1 2021, A well-known tech giant Apple has announced the first beta of iOS 14.5 and watchOS 7.4 for developers. With these updates, Apple is going to give a couple of big news for Apple users. This time Apple want to introduce a new way of unlocking iPhone using their Apple watch. This proves they are leading the industry. Apple Watch users now will be able to unlock their iPhone with their Apple Watch. Before this, unlocking iPhone with a face mask was quite challenging. It shows that Apple has taken this problem on a serious note and try fixing the issue in upcoming updates.

How To Unlock Your iPhone With Apple Watch?

If you have a iPhone running IOS 14.5 and Apple Watch running watchOS 7.4 with you, then you don’t have to take off your mask to unlock your phone. With this said, let’s see how to unlock your iPhone wearing a mask on your face with Apple Watch. There are a couple of prerequisites to enable this feature.

  1. Tide up your Apple Watch on your wrist. And it should be unlocked.
  2. Enable the passcode and wrist detection feature on your Apple Watch.
  3. You should have your iPhone running IOS 14.5 and Apple Watch running watchOS 7.4.
  4. Open the Settings app on your iPhone, Locate the ‘Face ID & Passcode’ settings. Just toggle the Apple Watch to on and let authenticate your iPhone with the Apple Watch. That’s it.
unlock your iPhone with Apple Watch

You are ready to unlock your iPhone with your Apple Watch. Each time when you unlock your iPhone from your Apple Watch. A notification will be sent to your Apple Watch. The best part is that you can use the same notification on your Apple Watch to lock your iPhone back quickly.

Apple Has Included 5G Supports To Dual SIM On iPhone 12.

Earlier, iPhone 12 series has been released with only 4G support. Another big news is that now Apple announced global support for 5G in dual SIM mode on iPhone 12 with this new update. This enables dual SIM users to use 5 G service on two different lines of service.

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Arun KL

Arun KL is a cybersecurity professional with 15+ years of experience spanning IT infrastructure, cloud security, vulnerability management, Penetration Testing, security operations, and incident response. He is adept at designing and implementing robust security solutions to safeguard systems and data. Arun holds multiple industry certifications including CCNA, CCNA Security, RHCE, CEH, and AWS Security.

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