iOS 15.4 and macOS Monterey 12.3 Updates Released for iPhones and Macs: Here’s What’s New

iOS 15.4, iPadOS 15.4, and macOS Monterey 12.3 were released today. Let’s take a look at the new features that come with the update.

After about two months of beta testing iOS 15.4 and iPadOS 15.4 made available today. Along with the new updates came notable new features such as Universal Control, support for using Face ID while wearing a mask, new emoji and more.

However, a new update macOScame to Let’s see what all these updates cover and what innovations await us.

What’s new with iOS 15.4 and iPadOS 15.4 update


  • Face ID with Mask: iOS 15.4 allows your iPhone to recognize you even when you’re wearing a mask. To use this new feature, you need to set up a new Face ID setting with a mask on your face after the update is installed. Face ID with mask is available for iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max and the iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
  • New emojis: iOS 15.4 also includes 37 different new emojis. It is stated that these new emojis are part of the emoji 14.0 collection.
  • Universal Control: iPadOS 15.4 and macOS 12.3 officially bring support for the long-awaited Universal Control feature. For those unfamiliar, Universal Control further deepens the integration of the Apple ecosystem by allowing you to control multiple iPads and Macs using a single mouse and keyboard.
  • Shortcut automations: iOS 15.4 and iPadOS 15.4 add support for running Personal Automations in the background without requiring banner notification. A new toggle lets you turn off notifications for Personal Automations.
  • Click to pay: Following the official announcement last month of the “Tap to Pay” feature that turns iPhone into a contactless payment system, iOS 15.4 includes the API to enable this feature. After being supported by third-party apps, the feature will allow businesses to accept contactless payments using iPhones, using NFC, Apple Pay and more.
  • New Siri Voice: iOS 15.4 includes a new audio option for users using the American option. Recorded by a member of the LGBTQ+ community, this new Siri voice offers users a new voice option.
  • New in iCloud settings Custom Email Domain User Interface
  • Apple Wallet widget
  • Keychain passwords add notes
  • New when turning on Apple Pay without unlocking authorization screen
  • In the magnifying glass app camera ability to choose
  • Deeper across OS and Share Sheet SharePlay integration


Brand New Features of iOS 15.4 Announced: iPhones Can Recognize You Even With A Mask On Your Face

What’s new with macOS Monterey 12.3 update

macOS Monterey

Apart from the iOS 15.4 and iPadOS 15.4 updates, there is also a new update. macOS Monterey 12.3 it happened. This marks the third major update to the macOS Monterey operating system.

  • Universal Control (beta): Universal Control lets you use a single mouse and keyboard on iPad and Mac.
  • Spatial Audio: Dynamic head tracking in Music with AirPods supported on Mac computers with M1 chip. Customizable spatial audio settings for Off, Fixed, and Head Tracked are now available in Control Center with supported AirPods on Mac computers with the M1 chip.
  • New emojis: A new emoji keyboard including faces, gestures and household items. However, you can now choose different skin tones for each hand in the handshake emoji.
  • New Siri voice
  • Podcasts app for seasons, played, unplayed, recorded or downloaded episodes partition filter
  • For Safari web page translation Italian and Chinese support
  • Shortcuts now supports adding, removing or querying tags with Reminders
  • Saved passwords are now your own notes contains
  • Accuracy of battery capacity increased

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