23.05.2024
iOS

Apple has released iOS 15.4 and macOS 12.3. What's new?

Masked iPhone unlock, Universal Control, new emojis and more.

Apple has released iOS 15.4 and macOS 12.3. What's new?

On the night of March 15, Apple began sending out new versions of operating systems for its smartphones, computers, watches, and set-top boxes. The updates are small, but some useful changes in them definitely deserve attention. Here are the main ones.

iOS 15.4

The key innovation is the ability to unlock iPhone with Face ID while wearing a mask and without connecting to Apple Watch. This feature works on ‌iPhone 12‌ and newer models.

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<p>In the US, Tap to Pay innovation has also become available to users – with it, the iPhone can act as a terminal for accepting contactless payments by touch.</p>
<p>A number of new emojis have been added to iOS 15.4 , made commands faster, and made it possible to choose a new gender-neutral Siri voice (only in the US for now).</p>
<h2>macOS 12.3 and iPadOS 15.4</h2>
<p>Mac and iPad finally have Universal Control, which allows you to use the same cursor and keyboard to control your computer and tablet, which are signed in to the same iCloud account.</p>
<p>Minor bugs have also been fixed in both OS and Safari has been speeded up .</p>
<h2>watchOS 8.5</h2>
<p>37 new emojis are now also available on the watch, which watch owners can use, for example, in iMessage.</p>
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watchOS 8.5 also allows you to confirm purchases and subscriptions on Apple TV, and offers audio prompts in Fitness+ to complement the movements shown during workouts.

tvOS 15.4

On tvOS, Apple has updated Spatial Audio controls and also added support for the gender-neutral voice of Siri, just like on HomePod.

All the latest versions of operating systems can already be downloaded and installed on devices. To do this, go to “Settings” → “General” → “Software Update”.