The well-known TikToker revealed an iPhone trick using a “magic word” to set up a voice command that mimics keystrokes with a passcode to unlock the phone.
Phone jailbreak means you can unlock your iPhone hands-free, even if your facial recognition is blocked by a mask or sunglasses.
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For security purposes, it is best to choose a complex phrase that no one will guess or say in passing.
Voice commands allow iPhone users to perform a range of hands-free tasks, but Siri cannot unlock the iPhone.
TikTok user Michael and Friends demonstrated how to set a password that emulates a voice command using the phrase “magic word”.
This setting is useful for iPhone users with dirty hands or gloves, or in situations where facial recognition is not supported or not possible.
To set up a voice command, open the passcode screen and draw your passcode numbers with an erasable marker or lip gloss, which are then easily erased by remembering the order in which you press them.
Then go to Settings > Accessibility > Voice Control and make sure the Voice Control toggle is turned on.
Click Customize Teams > Custom > Create New Team.
Under the Phrase text box, enter the words you want to open the phone with. This will be your “magic word”.
Then click “Action” and select “Perform custom gesture”. Your iPhone will then ask you to “tap or swipe to create a random gesture.”
This is where you click on the checkmarks you made earlier, in an order that correctly reflects your passcode.
Click “Stop” in the bottom right corner when you simulate password keystrokes and click “Save” in the top right corner.
Erase the marks on the phone screen, lock the phone and try. You will now be able to unlock your phone with your voice.
According to Gadget Hacks tech experts, some iPhones have some limitations.
First, you can only use this feature with a four-digit passcode.
“Due to Apple’s restrictions on custom gestures, you’re limited to five taps, so you can only use this trick with a four-digit passcode,” Gadget Hacks said.
It’s possible to create multiple voice commands that trigger multiple gestures in succession, each containing part of a six-digit passcode if you don’t need a four-digit passcode – though that’s a bit more complicated.
However, if your iPhone has been reset, you will only be able to use the “magic word” to unlock it on iOS 14.6 and later.
“That’s because voice control is still actively listening when the iPhone reboots. However, prior to iOS 14.6, you could only use this trick after disabling Face ID or Touch ID,” Gadget Hacks said in a post.