iOS 15.4 beta 1 brings cool new features to iPhone

We reported yesterday that one of the new features of iOS 15.4 beta 1 is that users will be able to wear a face mask and still have their iPhone recognize them through Face ID.

That feature alone can be handy when simply unlocking the iPhone or using other features such as opening Face ID-protected apps and making Apple Pay purchases.

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A couple of other new features that were unveiled in the iOS 15 beta 1 is users now have the ability to use SharePlay before beginning a FaceTime call. This was discovered by Will Sigmon on Twitter (@WSig).

The other feature is Apple appears to be adding widgets for Apple Card. An example shown by Sami Fathi from MacRumors on Twitter is that users can have a widget that shows the current balance of their Apple Card and view it on their iPhone without opening the Wallet app.

Other updates in the iOS 15.4 beta include users being able to put their European Union (EU) vaccine cards in the Wallet app, new emojis, added support for third-party apps to use 120Hz animations on ProMotions displays, iCloud Keychain notes and support for Universal Control.

What are your thoughts on the newest iOS 15.4 beta? Comment below or let us know on Twitter at @appleosophy.

David Becker
Author: David Becker

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