New Features Of IOS 15.4 Presents Face ID With Masks, Check List Of IPhones That Can Be Accessed

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New Features Of IOS 15.4 Presents Face ID With Masks, Check List Of IPhones That Can Be Accessed

Apple released iOS 15.4 and iPadOS 15.4 on Monday (14/3/2022) and they are available for download on compatible iPhones.

The new operating system update brings AirTag antistalking alerts, gender-neutral voice options, new emojis, updates to Face ID and Universal Controls.

The iOS 15.4 operating system is the fourth major update to iOS 15, launching with the iPhone 13 in September 2021, as reported by CNET.

The new green iPhone 13, alpine green iPhone 13 Pro and new iPhone SE will come with iOS 15.4.

How to download iOS 15.4 for iPhone users:

1. Go to Settings

2. Select “General”

3. Click “Software Update”

4. Then, select “Download and Install”.

The iOS 15.4 update is over a gigabyte, so users should make sure they’re connected to a stable Wi-Fi or internet network.

What is Universal Control?

Universal Control is the main feature that allows users to use Mac and iPad side by side.

Users can also move files between two devices as if they were on the same computer.

Universal Control was part of the iOS 15.4 beta, and was launched as a public beta with the updates to Monterey OS 12.3 and iPadOS 15.4.

It’s likely that this feature will run into some occasional issues, as Universal Control is still in beta and doesn’t work on every device.

Apple says Universal Control is available at:

1. MacBook Pro (2016 and later)

2. MacBook (2016 and newer)

3. MacBook Air (2018 and later)

4. iMac (2017 and later)

5. iMac (5K Retina 27-inch, late 2015)

6. iMac Pro

7. Mac Mini (2018 and newer)

8. Mac Pro (2019)

9. iPad Pro

10. iPad Air (third generation and later)

11. iPad (sixth generation and newer)

12. iPad Mini (fifth generation and newer)

To use Universal Control, both devices must be signed in to iCloud with the same Apple ID using two-factor authentication.

To use wirelessly, both devices must have Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Handoff enabled and must be within 10 meters of each other.

Can I use Face ID with a mask?

Apple has updated the Face ID feature to allow use on the iPhone 12 and later models even when wearing a mask, as it only scans the area around the eyes.

This feature uses a smaller part of the face to verify the user’s identity, so the user must be more careful about the angle of the face when holding the phone and using Face ID.

The phone will even ask the user if it needs to look more directly at the screen.

This feature may work for people who wear glasses, but will not work with sunglasses.

Unfortunately, this feature will only work on iPhone 12 and later models, which means all iPhone 11, X, Xs, and Xr users will not be able to access it.

New Emojis

There are 37 new emojis in the iOS 15.4 update, including new options for pregnant people, heart-shaped hands, salute and lip biting emoji.

Other new emoji are melting face, face holding back tears, bird’s nest, coral, lotus, low battery and red bean.

More iOS 15.4 features

The iOS 15.4 operating system update also focuses on safety to AirTags, which came under the spotlight after reports of devices being used to stalk people.

The iOS 15.4 update also changes the emergency call shortcut from the default setting to an option.

This means that the feature will not be activated unless the user chooses to allow it.

Meanwhile, the hold and press options for the side and volume buttons remain enabled by default.

Apart from that, iOS 15.4 also includes more than 100 new emojis from the Emoji set of iOS 14.0.

Quoted from GSM Arena, iOS 15.4 has a new voice option for Siri along with the ability to provide time and date information offline.

Other features also include support for EU Digital Covid Certificates in vaccine cards in Apple Wallet, improved Safari web page translation with support for Italian and Chinese, improved Podcasts app, and more.

Apple also released watchOS 8.5, macOS Monterey 12.3, tvOS 15.4, and HomePod Software 15.4.

(/Yunita Rahmayanti)

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