iOS 154 released with support for iPhone face unlock in

iOS 15.4 released with support for iPhone face unlock in a medical mask

Ahead of the release of the new iPhone SE on Friday, Apple released iOS 15.4. The new version of iOS brought the ability to use Face ID without removing a medical mask, as well as a bunch of minor updates like new emojis. Also, iPadOS 15.4 and macOS 12.3 were released, which added the Universal Control function, allowing you to interact with your Mac and iPad more conveniently.

iOS 154 released with support for iPhone face unlock in

Previously, there was also an option to unlock iPhone using Face ID without removing the mask, but it worked with the Apple Watch. Now you don’t need a clock. It is enough to select “Face ID in a mask” in the settings. The system then recognizes the unique features around the eyes to recognize the face.

iOS 154 released with support for iPhone face unlock in

Also, the new iOS 15.4 brought 37 new emojis, support for adaptive triggers in the DualSense controller, as well as the ability to customize buttons in all connected gamepads, a widget for the Wallet app (in the US), hints for saved passwords in keychain, and others . The new mobile OS also supports new AirTag surveillance protection features and a new Siri voice.

As for the Universal Control feature in the new iPadOS and macOS, you can use your Mac’s keyboard and mouse to control your iPad, as well as wirelessly drag and drop files from your tablet to your computer.

iOS 15.4 is available for all devices that support iOS 15, i.e. all iPhone models from iPhone 6S. The update “weighs” 1.5 GB. Interestingly, Apple allowed the new version to update iOS over a cellular network. You can now download iOS 15.4 from Settings >> General >> Software Update.

iPadOS 15.4 is available for all iPad Pro, iPad Air from the second generation, iPad mini from the fourth generation and all iPads from the fourth generation. Finally, macOS Monterey 12.3 is available for pre-2016 MacBooks, post-2015 MacBook Air, and pre-2015 MacBook Pros, post-2014 Mac Minis, post-2015 iMacs, and post-2017 iMac Pros.


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