Earlier, Apple didn’t provide a firm release date for iOS 15.4, which has been in the works since the start of the year. The new iOS update will add significant new capabilities for iPhone users, perhaps the most prominent of which is the ability to unlock their phone using Face ID while wearing a mask.
What does iOS 15.4 have to offer?
Apple claims that it has been able to improve Face ID’s ability to identify the region around a user’s eye and use that data to unlock the gadget even with a mask on. The feature, however, is only available on the iPhone 12 and later. The most significant new feature in iPadOS 15.4 and macOS Monterey 12.3 is Universal Control, which allows users to control their devices using one mouse and keyboard. Next week, MacOS Monterey 12.3 will also be released, according to Apple.
Despite Apple’s promise to have Universal Control out in time for the end of 2021, it was delayed until Spring 2022. For those who are unfamiliar, Universal Control allows users to use the same mouse and keyboard on multiple Macs and iPads for a consistent user experience. Additional new features and changes, such as 37 new emoticons and the laying down of the foundation for “Tap to Pay on iPhone,” are included in iOS 15.4 and iPadOS 15.4.
The new versions include improvements to AirTags, the ability to add custom domains to iCloud Mail right on the device, and several more features.