These days Apple has released for developers the third beta of the next updates of iOS 15.4 and iPadOS 15.4, so as to start the test phase. Developers thus have the ability to download them from the Apple Developer Center or over the air, after installing the correct profile on Apple devices. But what are the novelties of the updates? Let’s find out together.
iOS 15.4: all the news of the third beta
The third beta of iOS 15.4 and iPadOS 15.4 introduces many new features for users. First of all, now the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 models will allow use FaceID even if you are wearing a mask. In fact, the system will scan the area around the eyes, and you will be recognized even if the FFP2 covers part of your face. A feature that doesn’t seem to be available for the Apple Watch, unfortunately. To be luckier, however, will be the owners of iPad, who will finally be able to take advantage of “Universal Control” function. If you pair your iPad with a Mac running macOS Monterey 12.3, the feature now allows you to control devices with a single cursor and keyboard.
But that is not all. The third beta of iOS 15.4 also adds 37 new emojis, including melting face, mouth biting lip, bubbles, palm-facing hand, and more. Furthermore, the new update appears to renew support for the “Tap to Pay” function. The option is designed to allow NFC-compatible iPhones to accept payments via Apple Pay, contactless credit and debit cards, and other digital wallets without requiring additional hardware. Beyond that, the new iOS 15.4 update is likely to implement the support for digital IDs and driver’s licenses.
Among other novelties there are full 120Hz ProMotion support for App animations on iPhone 13 Pro models, EU vaccine certificates in the App Wallet, the ability to disable notifications for shortcut automations. And then the keyboard brightness controls in the Control Center on the iPad, an Apple Card widget and so much more. In short, the third beta of iOS 15.4 for developers is quite interesting. We are looking forward to trying it at this point.