iOS 15.1 beta 2 fixes iPhone 13 bug preventing masked users from using “Unlock with Apple Watch”

Apple has seeded iOS 15.1 beta 2 to registered developers. This update comes exactly a week after the first beta rolled out. Beta 1 re-enabled SharePlay after Apple had disabled it in later builds of iOS 15 beta before the stable release. The first iOS 15.1 beta also enabled users to add their COVID-19 vaccination certificates to Apple Wallet in supported countries (if your country doesn’t support it, we’ve got you covered!). With iOS 15.1 Beta 2, Apple fixes an annoying bug that was affecting iPhone 13 users.
The iPhone 13 bug
Soon after users worldwide got their hands on their brand new iPhone 13 models, complaints started spreading all over the internet. A bug in the iPhone 13 lineup prevented masked users from unlocking their iPhones using their Apple Watches. It would display an Unable to Communicate with Apple Watch error.
For the unaware, Apple introduced this feature with iOS 14.5 and watchOS 7.4. It’s a handy workaround in these trying times when wearing a mask outside has …

Written By: Mahmoud Itani
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