Based on Apple, “Apple has recognized a difficulty the place Unlock with Apple Watch could not work with iPhone 13 units. You may see “Unable to Talk with Apple Watch” when you attempt to unlock your iPhone whereas carrying a face masks, otherwise you won’t be capable of arrange Unlock with Apple Watch.”
“This subject shall be mounted in an upcoming software program replace. Till the replace is obtainable, you possibly can flip off Unlock with Apple Watch and use your passcode to unlock your iPhone 13.”
For these unfamiliar with the characteristic, this was really launched final 12 months in the course of the pandemic the place individuals began carrying masks. In consequence, security measures like Face ID proved to be extra annoying as a result of customers may not use it whereas carrying a masks, defeating the aim of the characteristic.
Nevertheless, by enabling Unlock with Apple Watch, so long as the consumer had their Apple Watch on their wrist and had authenticated themselves, their iPhones may unlock utilizing Face ID even with their masks on. It’s a very handy characteristic so hopefully Apple received’t take too lengthy to subject a repair.
Needless to say this solely impacts the iPhone 13 and that older suitable iPhones haven’t any subject with it.