American tech-giant Apple is all set to release its highly-anticipated iOS 15.4 and iPadOS next week. The upcoming iOS version includes major new features for iPhone users. The most notable perhaps is the ability for users to unlock their iPhone using Face ID while wearing a mask.
Apple is rolling out its iOS 15.4 updates next week with new iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro with sleek green finishes. It will come with new features like a face mask-friendly Face ID, Tap to Pay, and more.
iPhone 13 Pro in alpine green and iPhone 13 in a green ship with iOS 15.4, which offers the ability to use Face ID while wearing a mask, a new Siri voice option, expanded language support for Visual Lookup, new emoji, and much more, Apple announced late on Tuesday.
Apple’s new Tap to Pay feature is also rolling out with iOS 15.4, turning compatible iPhones into terminals for contactless payments.
iOS 15.4 introduces a new safety feature for AirTags — a notification that warns users against using AirTags to track someone’s location without their consent.
It will be compatible with any device that supports iOS 15, ranging from the first generation iPhone 6S to the iPhone 13. In addition to it, Apple will also release macOS Monterey 12.3, watchOS 8.5, tvOS 15.4, and iPadOS 15.4 next week, with the release candidate of iPadOS 15.4 already available for developers.
When is the iOS 15.4 release date?
Apple doesn’t announce the exact release date for iOS 15.4. But the company reveals that the update will be available as a free upgrade next week. The new green iPhone 13, the alpine green iPhone 13 Pro, and the new iPhone SE will come with iOS 15.4 preloaded, according to Apple.
How do I download the iOS 15.4 beta?
You’ll first need to sign up for Apple’s Beta Software Program. Once you’re in the program, download the configuration profile from Apple. Then you should be able to find the latest beta version by going to Settings > General > Software update and selecting Download and Install. Again, we only recommend this for secondary and tester devices due to the buggy nature of beta tests.