The Calfornia-based Cupertino giant has recently rolled out its iPhone 13 lineup, and users have already got their hands on the mobile phones. However, according to a report issued by 9to5mac, a couple of users worldwide have noted that the Unlock with Apple Watch feature is not functioning properly.
Apple’s Unlock with Apple Watch feature lets users unlock an iPhone with a connected Apple Watch. The company has currently fixed the problem on its official support website, determining a problem where Unlock with Apple Watch may not function with the iPhone 13 lineup.
The company has further suggested iPhone 13 series users toggle off the “Unlock with Apple Watch” feature and utilize their passcode as an alternative to unlock their iPhone as far as the update is rolled out. Furthermore, to switch off the Unlock with Apple Watch feature, go to the Settings > Face ID & Passcode. According to the company,
“this issue will be fixed in an upcoming software update.”
This Unlock iPhone with Apple Watch features was released by Apple earlier this year with the iOS 14.5. It lets users unlock an iPhone that utilizes Face ID with a paired Apple Watch.
The feature is a convenient addition to the current methods of unlocking an Apple iPhone. Because people worldwide have been wearing masks in public places, that’s why it is very difficult for them to unlock their iPhones using Face ID.
So Apple’s recently rolled out Unlock with Apple watch features is very handy for these types of situations to unlock an iPhone.
Furthermore, people having an iPhone X and newer models can use this feature. Moreover, to utilize this feature, they will need both the iPhone and the Apple Watch to have wi-fi and Bluetooth turned on.
Apart from this, the Watch is going to require wrist detection turned on as well as passcode-protected, and it is going to have to be on the wrist and unlocked for the feature to function.
The California-based Cupertino giant has suggested users switch off the “unlock with Apple Watch” feature for the time being and utilize the passcode to unlock iPhone 13 until the company launches the update.