watchOS 7.4 adds support for Face ID mask unlock, ECG in more countries
What you need to know
- watchOS 7.4 has been released to the public.
- The update brings support to unlock your iPhone with Face ID while wearing a face mask.
- It also brings ECG to Australia and Vietnam.
watchOS 7.4 has released to the public and brought with it a really handy feature during the pandemic.
The new update now lets you use your Apple Watch to unlock your iPhone with Face ID while wearing a face mask. The feature does require an iPhone with Face ID and an Apple Watch Series 3 or later.
The update finally brings the ECG app to Apple Watch customers in Australia and Vietnam as well.
- Support for the ECG app on Apple Watch Series 4 or later in Australia and Vietnam
- Support for irregular heart rhythm notifications in Australia and Vietnam
Users can now also stream their Apple Fitness+ workouts to AirPlay 2-enabled televisions.
The last feature is that you can now classify Bluetooth devices as headphones in order to receive certain audio notifications.
watchOS 7.4 is available to download now.
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