iOS 15.4, the latest version of Apple’s iPhone operating system, has been released and will soon be available for download ahead of Friday’s release of the new Apple. The third generation of iPhone SE And the Green iPhone 13. The update includes significant new features such as the ability to Use Face ID while wearing a maskalong with smaller plugins like File A bunch of new emojis. The new version of iOS launches alongside iPadOS 15.4 and macOS 12.3, adding support for the new Apple device Universal control feature.
Universal Control lets you use a Mac keyboard and mouse to control your iPad completely wirelessly, including the ability to drag and drop files from your tablet back to your computer. Universal Control requires your Mac to be running macOS Monterey 12.3, also released on Monday, and your iPad to be running iPadOS 15.4.
We already have a good idea of how Apple’s new mask-friendly Face ID app works after trying it out in beta. You can read files Full thoughts here. In short, it does a good job of recognizing faces even when the nose and mouth are covered by a mask but you can still get stuck with goggles, sunglasses, and floppy hats. Apple warns that turning on the new feature could make Face ID less accurate overall.
Other new features include Apple AirTag Anti-stalking Features trackers as well as a A new Siri voice is more gender-neutral. There’s also support for the new Tap to Pay feature that lets you do just that iPhones accept contactless paymentsalthough third-party providers Like Stripe Will have to add support to make it useful.
iOS 15.4 will be available for all iOS 15 compatible devices, which means covering anything from the iPhone 6S. Meanwhile, iPadOS 15.4 is available for all models of iPad Pro, iPad Air 2nd generation and above, iPad mini 4th generation and later, and everything from the base iPad 5th generation and later.
Finally, macOS Monterey 12.3 is supported on the following devices: iMac (Late 2015 and later), iMac Pro (2017 and later), Mac Pro (Late 2013 and later), Mac Mini (Late 2014 and later), MacBook Pro (Early 2015 and later), MacBook Air (Early 2015 and later), MacBook (Early 2016 and later).
You can check for the update on your iPhone or iPad by going to Settings > General > Software Update. On a Mac, you can go to System Preferences > Software Update.
Update March 14th, 1:15pm ET: Added information about macOS 12.3, which was also released.
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