How To Unlock Your iPhone While Wearing A Mask

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By NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

It's been one of the most frustrating things about wearing a facemask in public, and now there could be a fix. 

How many times have you looked at your iPhone, while you're wearing your mask, and the facial recognition won't facially recognize you. There's a hack for that.

Leave it to the Internet to find an answer. 

A TikTok user figured out how you can use the iPhones voice command to let you open the phone with a code word. And it's pretty simple. 

You just have to go through the Voice Control section in the Accessibility setting.  The instructions let you use any word or phrase to connect to the numbered passcode that you use to unlock your phone.  It's really easy to do.  

Open the Settings app on your iPhone and tap on Accessibility, then scroll down and select Voice Control. Next, choose Customize Commands and tap Create New Command, according to

Give the new command any name you want "Open sesame"  is used in the video...and tap Action. Then select Run Custom Gesture, and this is where the only tricky part comes in.

On the next screen, you’ll have to tap out the PIN code you use to unlock your iPhone, only the numbers won’t be on the screen. Most people have likely tapped out their PIN enough times that they’ll be able to pull it off after just a few tries.

Once you’ve saved the new gesture, you’re ready to try out this cool iPhone hack. Lock your phone and give Siri whatever voice command you configured.  That command will unlock your iPhone