On Wednesday Apple released the public version of iOS 13.5. Which makes unlocking your iPhone while wearing a face mask easier. This is an important update for those, especially frontline health workers. Who spend the majority of their time wearing face masks. If you use an iPhone with a built-in Face ID, the update bypasses the Face ID feature to speed up the unlocking process. You will still need to need to enter your passcode to unlock your iPhone, but at least it will cut down the time to unlock the iPhone. Once again, just to clarify, Face ID is available on select few iPhones, starting with the iPhone X.
The feature is only available on devices with Face ID, that is, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max. This also works when the user is authenticating with the App Store, Apple Books, Apple Pay, iTunes, and other apps that support signing in with Face ID.