iPadOS 15.4 was also issued by the firm.
The latest version to Apple's iPhone software, iOS 15.4, is now available, and one of the most notable new features is the ability to utilize Face ID while wearing a mask. If you've ever tried to unlock your iPhone or use Apple Pay while wearing a mask, you know how difficult it is. Normally, you'd have to enter in your passcode by hand or pull your mask down under your chin, but those days are gone.
You can quickly turn on the new setting, which uses the features around your eyes to authenticate that it's truly you, even if you're wearing a mask, if you have an iPhone 12 or later running iOS 15.4.
Apple has started distributing iOS 15.4. The much-anticipated update includes a number of features that many iPhone users have been eager to try out since the firm began beta testing them in January. One of the most significant is the ability to unlock your iPhone while wearing a mask, which eliminates the requirement for an Apple Watch and eliminates the need to remove a face covering or enter your passcode. After you've installed iOS 15.4, go to the Face ID and Passcode part of the Settings menu and manually enable it. Also included in iOS 15.4 is a new Siri voice option.
iPadOS 15.4 was also released by Apple. It also introduces Universal Control, which is a much-anticipated feature. It lets you to handle several Macs and iPads with a single keyboard, trackpad, or mouse. It was first announced at WWDC in June and then delayed until the end of the year. The two upgrades also include the 37 new emoji characters added in Unicode 14.0. That means you can add skin tones to the handshake emoji and employ characters like the "melting face" in your text discussions.
To get the new upgrades, go to your iPhone or iPad's Settings app, then choose "General," then Software Update.
This version of the iPadOS software now adds support for Universal Control, which allows you to control an iPad wirelessly from your Mac (running macOS Monterey 12.3 or later) and drag and drop files and other items between the operating systems.
The updated software also contains new emojis (which seems to be the norm these days), as well as the much-discussed anti-stalking features for Apple's AirTag trackers.
There's also a new Siri voice, as well as the fascinating Tap-to-Pay function, which allows users to pay you by merely tapping your iPhone. This won't be available by default, as it will require third-party payment providers to enable it for their apps.