Apple releases iOS 15.4 and iPadOS 15.4, the fourth major updates to the iOS and iPadOS 15 operating systems that were released in September 2021. One of the most exciting features is the ability to use the Face ID while wearing a mask with iOS 15.4. It lets you Unlock your iPhone quickly and easily, and authorize apps and passwords. With this new update, your iPhone can now recognize you even while your mouth and nose are covered. Check out the other iOS 15.4 features of this new update here:
iOS 15.4 New Features!
1. FACE ID
-Face ID while wearing a mask option for iPhone 12 and newer versions.
-Apple Pay and password autofill in apps and Safari can be used with Face ID while wearing a mask.
-New emoji including faces, hand gestures, and household objects are now available in emoji keyboard.
-Handshake emoji allows you to choose separate tones for each hand.
-Siri can provide time and date information while offline on iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone 11 or newer.
-Siri now includes an additional voice, expanding the diversity of options.
4. VACCINE CARDS
-EU Digital COVID Certificate support in Health enables you to download and store verifiable versions of COVIF-19 vaccination, lab results, and recovery records.
– COVID-19 vaccination cards in Apple Wallet now support the EU Digital COVID Certificate format.
This release also includes the following enhancements for your iPhone:
– Safari webpage translation adds support for Italian and Chinese (Traditional)
– Podcasts app adds episode filters for seasons, played, unplayed, saved, or downloaded episodes
– iCloud custom email domains can be managed from Settings
– News offers enhanced discovery of audio content in the Today feed and Audio tab
– Camera in keyboard can be used to add text to Notes and Reminders
– Shortcuts now supports adding, removing, or querying tags with Reminders
– Emergency SOS settings have changed to use Call with Hold for all users. Call with 5 Presses is still available as an option in Emergency SOS settings
– Close-up in Magnifier uses the ultra-wide camera on iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max to help you see small objects
– Saved passwords can now include your own notes in Settings
This release also includes bug fixes for your iPhone:
– Keyboard may insert period between typed numbers
– News widgets in Today View may not open articles when tapped
– Photos and videos may not sync to iCloud Photo Library
– Speak Screen Accessibility feature may quit unexpectedly within the Books app
– Live Listen may not turn off when switched off in Control Center
Some functions may not be accessible in all locations or on all Apple devices at the same time. Please see https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222 for more information on the security content of Apple software upgrades.