Your Apple Watch might not unlock your iPhone 13, but a fix is coming

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Apple has warned owners of its new iPhone 13 model that they might not be able unlock their phone with an Apple Watch due to a software glitch. 

The good news is that Apple is lining up a software update that should resolve the problem, according to a new support document


“You might see “Unable to Communicate with Apple Watch” if you try to unlock your iPhone while wearing a face mask, or you might not be able to set up Unlock with Apple Watch,” Apple notes. 

It says this will be fixed in an upcoming software update. 

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Until the update is available, users can turn off Unlock with Apple Watch and use a passcode to unlock an iPhone 13. Users need to go to Settings > Face ID & Passcode. 

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