A number of tweaks and enhancements have been rolled out in the first beta of iOS 15.4 for iPhone users. Additionally, Face ID whereas wearing a mask is now supported as well as Universal Control and new emojis. Here’s a rundown of everything new in iOS 15.4, including iPadOS 15.4, and much more.
What’s might be new in iOS 15.4?
Face ID With a Mask Support
iOS 15.4 now has Face ID mask support, thanks to Apple. It’s possible to unlock your phone, make payments, and open apps all while wearing a mask on an iPhone 12 or iPhone 13 running iOS 15.4. If you want to use Face ID, you don’t even have to remove your mask.
New iOS 15.4 scans your eyelids to verify your identity if your iPhone detects you’re wearing a mask. Full face recognition is “most accurate,” but if you wear a mask, Face ID can “recognise unique features from around eye area” in order to authenticate. On iOS 15.4, this function can be enabled in the Face ID settings.
New Unique emojis
Unicode Emoji 14 is now supported on the iPhone, bringing an amount of 112 new faces to the OS, including 37 emojis as well as 75 skin tone additions. Emojis that have been added include a dripping lip, a saluting face with open eyes as well as a hand over the mouth, a face peeking out from behind its mouth, a face also with diagonal mouth, and also more.
Universal Control has finally arrived after numerous postponements. To use the same keyboard and mouse/trackpad, you can control both your Mac and iPad. In the recent betas of iPadOS 15.4 and macOS Monterey 12.3, universal control is enabled by default.
The Wallet app now has a new widget that displays information about your Apple Card balance. You can see it in action in the video below. As long as you’re listening to a ringtone while wearing Bluetooth headphones like AirPods, you won’t notice a difference in the call’s audio quality from normal Bluetooth audio. Once you accept the call, the quality of the audio will deteriorate. With the release of iOS 15.4 and iPadOS 15.4, Apple has added over 30 new emoji, such as troll, a melting face, and more.
Newly iCloud Keychain Notes
You’ll be possible to update notes to iCloud Keychain passwords in iOS 15.4. ICloud Keychain now functions more like a password manager like 1Password or Last Pass. On iOS 15.4 and above, user can refer back to your iCloud Keychain password by configuring Passwords.
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With iOS 15.4, Apple has made a number of enhancements to SharePlay. From the Music app, you can now open SharePlay and share your favourite songs with your friends. If you’re using another app that supports SharePlay, you can do so immediately as from share sheet by selecting “Activate SharePlay.”
As of today, iCloud+ users have the option to set up their own custom email domains. In Siri Shortcuts, you can now disable notifications for personal automation. As of iOS 15.4, Apple has included a new Card Widget.
With the new update, Apple has also added the capable of storing EU Digital COVID Certificates in Health and Wallet. Sony’s new DualSense adaptive trigger functionality is also supported by the OS updates.
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