On Thursday, Apple released the iOS 15.4 beta to developers, and one of the innovative features with the ability to use Face ID with mask. People who wear glasses will be able to “Add Glasses” to their Face ID. The feature will work if you wear a mask and eyeglasses at the same time, but it will not work if you wear a mask and sunglasses at the same time.
Face ID with Mask
The latest release of iOS 15.4 features the significant new feature of functionality for Face ID identification even wearing a mask. However, this feature is only available on recent iPhone and iPad devices. Apple hasn’t specified when this feature will be available. But it looks that it will only operate on iPhones 12 and newer.
Apple explains that while wearing a mask, it scans the “unique features all around eye area” to authenticate you using Face ID. Because this process uses more resources than a regular Face ID scan, Apple is only allowing it on newer iPhones and iPads.
The “Use Face ID with a Mask” function is accessible on the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, as well as the iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max, according to the report.
On the iPad side, we can confirm that the “Use Face ID with Mask” option isn’t available on the 2018 iPad Pro devices.
You do have another alternative if you have an iPhone X, iPhone XS, or iPhone 11 and are unable to use the new mask unlocking feature. Last year, Apple added functionality for unlocking your iPhone with your Apple Watch even when wearing masks. Of course, you’ll need an Apple Watch to do just that.
Universal Control has finally arrived after countless delays. This feature allows you to use the same keyboard mouse to navigate your Mac and iPad. In the newest betas of iPadOS 15.4 and macOS Monterey 12.3, Universal Control is enabled by default.
- The Wallet app now has a new widget that displays your Apple Card balance and other information.
- Over 30 new emoji have been introduced to iOS 15.4 and iPadOS 15.4, including melting & peeking faces, trolls, and much more.
- When you get a call while using AirPods or even other Bluetooth headphones, the audio quality will be usual Bluetooth audio quality while the ringtone is playing. Once you respond to the call, the quality of sound will deteriorate.
New iOS has amazing new features and I hope most of them are covered in this article.