iOS 15.3 is available just in time for iOS 15.2 and iOS 15.2.1
And, here are all the brand new features it brings with itself…
Apple iOS 15.3 is available on all devices running iOS 14, that is, including the iPhone 6S and newer.
For iPhone owners, you'll be prompted to update. Still, you can trigger the update manually by going into the General tab in Settings and then Software Update.
If you're running an older version of the iOS 15 beta (see 'The Road Ahead' section at the close), then you need to unregister your iPhone to allow iOS 15.3 to be able to see it.
We've not seen any new features, but there are some bug fixes available in iOS 15.3. In addition, Apple released the first beta versions of iOS 15.4 and iPadOS 15.4 to developers for testing and added many improvements to the most current iOS operating system.
iOS 15.4 has been dubbed the most significant update we've seen since iOS 15 up to date. It includes the universal Control feature and Face ID with face masks, updated emojis, and many more.
Mask Face ID has become accessible.
Face ID using masks can be activated when you update to iOS 15.4 and is designed to utilize the eye area to authenticate you. It is compatible with glasses.
However, it's not compatible with glasses, and you have to look at your iPhone to access it by putting on the mask.
Face ID is a disguised form of authentication that appears to be restricted to the iPhone 12 and up, but it is also capable of authenticating Apple Pay transactions and logins to third-party apps.
The much-anticipated universal control feature introduced in iPadOS 15.4 and macOS Monterey 12.3 allows you to use a single cursor and keyboard to control your iPads and Macs that are linked to your iCloud account.
The Universal Control is super easy to use. It will be enabled as a default feature when it is upgraded to iPadOS 15.4 and macOS Monterey 12.3. So if you own a MacBook as well as an iPad, for instance, the trackpad on your MacBook and keyboard could be utilized directly on the iPad's screen.
There are new settings available for Universal Control on both the iPad and Mac. On the iPad, you can switch it off or on. It is available under Handoff and Airplay.
Spring iOS updates usually bring new Emoji characters, and iOS 15.4 is no different. In addition, the beta includes Emoji 14 support, which is Emoji 14, which adds 37 emojis along with 75 skin tone enhancements for a total of 112 brand new characters.
New faces include melting faces, saluting faces, faces with eyes open, hands over mouths, faces with peeking eyes, and faces with diagonal mouths.
The faces with dotted lines and the new emojis feature biting lips and bubbles.
There are many new hand emojis for the hands, like heart hands, right hand leftwards hand, down hand, palm up a hand, hands with thumb and index fingers crossed, index pointed at the camera, as well as an upgrade to the handshake emoji.
Eggs with the nest, empty nest crutch, Xray the playground slide rings, hamsa, mirror ball and jars, identification cards, and low-battery are brand new products.
At the same time, animals and plants will include lotus and coral. In terms of our fantasy characters, we can anticipate an emoji for a new troll, and eggs, beans, and pouring liquid are the fresh foodstuffs.
Apple Card Widget
There's a newly added Apple Card widget in the Today view, which is available on the home page.
Its Apple Card widget shows your current balance as well as your daily expenditure in various categories.
In iPadOS 15.4, there's a new option to adjust the brightness of your keyboard, which can be added in the Control Center.
In addition, the Control Center will enable you to alter the brightness of any keyboard that has backlighting.
It works with the Apple Magic Keyboard. But it is required to add it into Control Center by navigating to Settings > Control Center and clicking the "+" button next to the Keyboard Brightness.
Although iOS 15.3 is a very minor update that really doesn’t make any major changes to iOS 15, we still advise all iPhone users to update their devices so they can enjoy a seamless iPhone experience without facing any bugs or security issues.