iOS 15.4 Beta Update: use Face ID While Wearing a Mask
The global epidemic has forced people to wear masks daily, which is especially inconvenient for iPhone users who want to unlock with Face ID, but today, Apple officially pushed out the first developer Beta version of iOS 15.4 beta along with iPadOS 15.4 beta, which is an official solution to this problem.
Apple has added the ability to use Face ID while wearing a mask in the latest version 15.4 beta version. Face ID is most accurate when set to recognize a full face and to use Face ID while wearing a mask, the iPhone can recognize unique features around the glasses for authentication while also mentioning “Face ID with a mask doesn’t support sunglasses.”
The update is available by going directly to the Developer Center and downloading it if you have a paid and valid Apple Developer account. If not, then you need to install the description file for Developer Beta. Also, as a reminder, the volume of iOS 15.4 Beta1 is 5.4GB, so you need a strong network connection when upgrading.
Earlier for wearing a mask to use the face ID unlock, Apple’s approach is to use Apple Watch can be solved, but this is the same as saying that people are forced to buy a product, this iOS 15.4 beta update is finally aware of the problem and give a solution, it is also considered that Apple finally understands the feelings of the people.
Meanwhile, for iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max users, the update also completely lets go of the 120Hz adaptive refresh rate restriction, allowing all third-party apps to use the technology. Although the iPhone 13 Pro/Pro Max comes with a 120Hz high refresh screen, before this update, most third-party apps were limited to 60Hz animation and could not use the high refresh with adaptive refresh rate technology. After this update, this problem has finally been solved.
It is reported that the iPhone 13 Pro/Pro Max is using an ultra-retina XDR screen and supports ProMotion adaptive refresh rate technology, the screen can dynamically adjust the refresh rate between 10Hz and 120Hz according to the use of demand. This technology can effectively reduce the high power consumption caused by the high refresh rate, thus extending the battery life of the phone. Here you can check full iOS and iPadOS 15.4 beta release notes.