Apple releases watchOS 7.4 beta 7 with iPhone skin unlock for developers –

Apple has just released the seventh beta version of watchOS 7.4 for developers. This update brings an important new feature that allows Apple Watch users to unlock iPhone models with Face ID when they wear a skin instead of asking for a password.

For example, you can check your shopping list on your phone at the grocery store without entering your passcode a dozen times if you use an Apple Watch with a passcode. If you unlock your Apple Watch through your iPhone with Face ID before wearing your skin, you can skip the step of entering a passcode on either device.

While the feature certainly takes priority as the world works to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it has practical uses in other situations where your face is partially obscured, such as wearing a helmet or face covering for professional or cultural purposes.

watchOS 7.4 for Apple Watch is currently in beta. IOS 14.5 for iPhone is required to use the unlock feature. Apple Fitness + also works with AirPlay without live metrics like heart rate and activity data with upcoming versions of watchOS and iOS.

The watchOS 7.4 beta 7 follows the release of iOS 14.5 beta 7 for developers, which was also released today. If you spot any changes to today’s betas, please let us know in the comments below or on Twitter @ .. Stay tuned for our full hands-on coverage of the new releases right here on. today.

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