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Apple has released the first beta of iOS 15.4, and it includes a handful of changes and improvements for iPhone users. Namely, there is now support for using Face ID while wearing a mask, Universal Control, new emoji, and more. Head below as we round up all of the new features in iOS 15.4, iPadOS 15.4, and more.
One of the biggest changes in iOS 15.4 is support for using Face ID while wearing a mask. Apple initially rolled out support for unlocking your iPhone with your Apple Watch while wearing a mask last year, but now it’s taking the feature to the next level and removing the Apple Watch requirement completely.
When you boot into iOS 15.4 for the first time, you’ll be given the option to set up using Face ID with a mask. Apple explains that Face ID is “most accurate when it’s set up for full-face recognition only,” but it’s also able to “recognize the unique features around the eye area” to authenticate you if you’re wearing a mask.
If you choose to enable Face ID support for mask-wearing, Apple will guide you through the Face ID setup process. This is similar to the initial Face ID setup process that you go through when setting up a new iPhone. If you wear glasses, you also have the option to scan your face with and without your glasses for increased accuracy.
After being delayed multiple times, Universal Control is finally here. This feature allows you to control your Mac and iPad using the same keyboard and mouse/trackpad. Universal Control is enabled by default in the latest betas of iPadOS 15.4 and macOS Monterey 12.3.
If you spot any other changes in the new betas from Apple today, let us know in the comments below