Shortly after the official launch of the iPhone 13, several users noticed that the “Unlock with Apple Watch” feature was not working, and Apple later confirmed that it had identified a related issue that only affected users of the iPhone 13. iPhone 13. Now this bug seems to have been fixed with iOS 15.1 beta 2.
Following the release of the second beta of iOS 15.1 to developers on Tuesday, the developers have noticed that they can unlock the iPhone 13 again using the Apple Watch while wearing a mask.
For this feature to work again, users will need to install both iOS 15.1 and watchOS 8.1, which is also available to developers in beta.
Here’s how Apple describes the problem:
Apple has identified an issue where unlocking with Apple Watch may not work with iPhone 13 devices. You might see “Unable to communicate with Apple Watch” if you try to unlock your iPhone while wearing a face mask, or you may not be able to. maybe not set up unlock with Apple Watch.
iOS 15.1 also re-enables SharePlay, a feature that was removed from the official version of iOS 15.0. Additionally, the update brings more changes to the Apple Wallet and Health apps, which now support COVID-19 vaccination cards. It’s unclear when iOS 15.1 and watchOS 8.1 will be available to all users.
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