Apple, as predicted, followed up the launch of iOS 15.3 with the beta-testing of iOS 15.4. (and associated operating systems like iPadOS, watchOS, and tvOS). We’re nevertheless waiting for a few key iOS 15 features that are slated to arrive this spring, and this beta gives us our first glimpse at Universal Control (together with the macOS 12.3 beta).
According to reports, these enhancements are expected to appear in iOS 154 throughout the beta testing releases, although Apple may yet delay them Apple normally works on addressing any remaining bugs and improving the overall experience at this point We’ll update this post if we find any additional functionality in the future
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iOS and iPadOS 154 update iOS 15, which was launched last fall, significantly
Face ID may now be used while wearing a mask on iPhone 12 and 13, and no Apple Watch is required for authentication iPad owners will be pleased to learn that iPadOS 154 now has the Universal Control feature, which allows numerous Macs and iPads to be controlled with a single cursor and keyboard when associated with a Mac running macOS Monterey 123
The latest iOS 154 beta added functionality for “Tap to Pay on iPhone,” which lets NFC-enabled iPhones take payments via Apple Pay, contactless credit and debit cards, and other digital wallets without the need for special hardware
Other new features include full 120Hz ProMotion support for app animations on iPhone 13 Pro models, the ability to toggle off notifications for Shortcuts automation, EU vaccine certificates can now be stored in the Wallet app, iPad keyboard brightness controls, iCloud Keychain notes, the ability to add custom email domains to iCloud Mail right on the device, and Apple Card widget, and a SharePlay option in the share sheet Finally, and maybe most crucially for many users, there are 37 new emojis