New Apple iOS 15.4 Update Allows You To Unlock Your Phone While Wearing A Mask, Introduces New Emojis & More

New Apple iOS 15.4 Update Allows You To Unlock Your Phone While Wearing A Mask, Introduces New Emojis & More

As we officially enter into the second year of living with COVID-19, tech giant Apple has finally found a way for users to keep the safety feature of Face ID, without compromising their health. Apple just unveiled its new iOS 15.4 update—and the feature that’s garnering the most attention is the ability for users to unlock their phones while wearing a mask.

If you have endlessly struggled during the pandemic to unlock your phone while wearing a mask, Apple has a long-awaited solution to your problem. @CNBC reports, the highly-anticipated system update iOS 15.4 is now available—including the standout feature of easily unlocking your phone despite most of your face being covered. To set up the new Face ID update, you need to install iOS 15.4, open your Setting tab, tap Face ID & Passcode, turn on the “Face ID with a Mask option” and finally scan your face. It’s also important to note, that when you scan your face, you do not need to wear a mask to set up the new feature.

The latest Apple system update also includes a new “Tap to Pay” feature that allows iPhone users to accept contactless payments, anti-stalking features to AirTag trackers, and a new gender-neutral Siri voice option that can now be asked time and date questions while offline. There’s also updated SharePlay integration— giving users the ability to share music and other content through FaceTime—and Universal Control, which offers the option to drag and drop files between MacBooks and iPads.

Last, but not least, there are 37 new Apple emojis available on iOS 15.4 that are sure to excite users who are ready to try them out in daily text exchanges. Among the new emojis include pregnant men, biting bottom lip, saluting, snapping fingers, peeking through hands, melting and more.

iOS 15.4 is available for all iOS 15-compatible devices, meaning any iPhone from the 6S and up is fully compatible for use.

 

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