The iPhone X screen can’t unlock if you wear jungle camo paint or a face mask – and here’s the proof

Much has been said about the iPhone X’s new Face ID recognition feature to unlock the phone and how even a pair of twins can’t fool it.

It’s been said that Face ID can even adapt if you wear glasses, change your hairstyle or grow facial hair.

This is thanks to how it “projects and reads over 30,000 infrared dots to form a depth map of an attentive face”, according to Apple’s white paper.

But it seems that Face ID can’t recognise your face if you have something on your facial skin like a face mask or jungle camouflage paint.

Here’s a test which the team from Stirr did recently: