Apple is reportedly set to introduce a biometrics-based unlocking method to its iPhone 6 or 6 Plus smartphones, according to a new report from MacRumors.
Apple’s iPhone models will have a feature called “Biometric Unlock,” according to the report, which was first spotted by a Reddit user who posted screenshots of the new feature.
The feature will allow users to unlock their phone using their fingerprint.
The feature would require users to take a photo of their phone’s screen with a finger tip, then input a fingerprint on the fingerprint scanner.
Users will then be able to unlock the device by simply holding down the power button, and then tap the fingerprint sensor to unlock.
The iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6 models will also feature a new fingerprint scanner on the rear of the device, with the fingerprint scanning feature being activated by a user’s voice.
Apple has also reportedly been working on a new, fingerprint-free design for the iPhone 6.
This isn’t the first time Apple has introduced a fingerprint-based unlock feature to its devices, however.
In September, Apple added a fingerprint scanner to the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, but this feature was removed from the iPhone 7 and later iPhone 7 Plus models.
A recent report from 9to5Mac indicated that Apple’s new iPhone could get the biometric unlocking feature in the near future, although it’s unclear whether Apple plans to roll out the feature to all its new iPhones at the same time or at some point in the future.
Apple introduced a biometry-based fingerprint scanner for the original iPhone back in 2012, and it has been rumored for years that Apple could introduce a similar feature to the current iPhone 6 in the coming years.