- Apple rolls out iOS 15.1 update to fix Apple Watch iPhone 13 unlock bug.
- The latest software update is approximately 553.7MB.
- The issue was also reported by some older iPhones users that received iOS 15.
Apple iPhone 13 and Apple iPhone 13 Pro models were launched recently and the devices are finally reaching new buyers. However, some new owners of the Apple iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro have complained about issues in the “Unlock with Apple Watch” feature. This feature was made to automatically detect the user’s smartwatch and allow access to the phone without the need of entering a password.
Apple has now started rolling out the second beta version of iOS 15.1 to developers. It brings a fix for unlocking the iPhone 13 using the Apple Watch bud. Once the update is installed, you will be able to unlock your iPhone 13 wearing a mask. To get this feature working again, users will need both iOS 15.1 and watchOS 8.1 installed — which is also available to developers as a beta release
How to install the iOS 15.1 update?
- Make sure you have a recent iCloud backup.
- Launch Settings from your Home screen.
- Tap on General.
- Click on Software Update.
- Tap on Download and Install.
- Enter your Passcode, if prompted.
- Tap Agree to the Terms and Conditions.
- Tap Agree again to confirm.
The download will begin automatically. If the download does not begin right away, you may see a notice: “Preparing to download.” Give it a couple of minutes and the download will begin shortly. If you don’t see the update on your device yet, give it time, as rollouts can sometimes take a little while to get to everyone.
In April, Apple added the ability to use your Apple Watch to unlock a Face ID-equipped phone while wearing a mask, and it’s proved to be a handy feature as masks are still recommended in many situations due to the pandemic. With this new software update, it seems that iPhone 13 users who were affected by the bug stopping the feature from working will be able to take advantage of the convenient unlocks once more.
It adds features to the Health apps like support for storing health-related data for Covid-19 immunizations and test results. With the latest iOS 15.1 Beta, one can now add vaccination cards to the Apple Wallet application.
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