Earlier this week, Apple shipped iOS 15.3 and iPadOS 15.3 to supported mobile devices, and you know what that means, right? It’s time to roll out a new beta – the development cycle never stops. The company only released iOS 15.4 and iPadOS 15.4 for developers yesterday, and today those releases are available to members of the Apple Beta program.
This upcoming version of Apple’s mobile software finally enables Face ID when you put on a mask (and it only took two years!). Also, there are some new features for glasses wearers, although it will require you to set it up on every pair of glasses you wear regularly. That said, Face ID with a mask does not support sunglasses.
So far, Face ID is partially supported when you’re wearing a mask, but it requires you to connect your Apple Watch to the same phone. As of iOS 15.4, this will no longer be necessary.
iPadOS 15.4 comes with Universal Control, which allows multiple Macs and iPads to be controlled with a single cursor and keyboard (provided those Macs are installed on macOS Monterey 12.3).
The beta also features new emojis, an Apple Card widget, the option to control keyboard brightness through Control Center on iPad, custom email domain settings on the device, and easier access to SharePlay.
If you want to try out these public beta builds, you will need to register your device at Apple’s special website is here. After that, you will receive the new software as an over-the-air update.