Apple released the iOS 15.2 beta update and as assured; it no longer breaks the Face ID system. The feature stays functional even after an iPhone’s screen is damaged and replaced by a third-party repair outlet. In repairing and replacing devices outside its certified network, Apple did not make any fans. And the matter got worse with the iPhone 13 set.
Recently, Apple has rearranged the Face ID hardware and packed it all up in a smaller notch with its latest iOS 15.2 beta update. However, the company still included a part to serialize the system that broke the Face ID system if the screen gets replaced by a third-party repair outlet. After the commotion, Apple promised to fix the issue with an update. And finally, we have earned our update.
As Apple released iOS 15.2 beta update, Face ID is no longer an issue after the screen replacements for an iPhone 13 series smartphone. Apple microelectronics specialist, “iCorrect”- that offers repair services for Apple hardware has confirmed through a video that screen replacement does not affect the Face ID feature anymore. Also, the authentication system functions fine without a hitch with the release of the iOS 15.2 beta update. But it still contains a minor issue.
Even if the screen replacement is a genuine one supplied by Apple, your device will display a warning that says, “Unable to determine if your phone display is a genuine Apple part.” As per our assumption, the Face ID feature has something to do with the matching part serial numbers. The premise of matching serial numbers is the proprietary software, which is limited to Apple-authorized repair outlets.
No More Expensive Visits to an Apple-Certified Outlet
A few weeks ago, iFixit revealed that Apple had attached a microcontroller to the iPhone 13’s screen, which has a system of communicating with the Face ID hardware. If the serial number does not match the internal parts, Face Id hardware will disable itself. You can say it is a security feature. You can fix the issue simply by taking out the microcontroller and attaching it to the replacement screen.
But only if you could do it, as the entire microcontroller engineering part is costly. The only way is to look forward to the iOS 15.2 beta update. If you decide to work on a microcontroller, it requires an expensive microscope, including the micro soldering tools that need to remove and attach the tiny chip. And it is also costly. In addition, you need to have a lot of expertise to execute successfully. In other words, the process is time-consuming, expensive, and unrepairable at most independent third-party outlets.
So, till the release of the iOS 15.2 beta update, iPhone 13 users have no other option but to visit an Apple-authorized service outlet. A particular brand was an issue, but it was also high-priced when needed to repair a screen display. Thankfully, Apple may be changing its iPhone screen replacement plan to an easy one with iOS 15.2 beta update.
Recently, Apple announced its Self Service Repair program that will allow users to repair their iPhone 12 & 13 quickly. If you are an At-home repair person, you will be able to purchase genuine replacement parts from the Apple Self Service Repair Online Store starting next year. The program will cover DIY display, camera, and battery repairs in the initial stages, but the expansion is continuously growing.
To conclude the whole situation, the iOS 15.2 beta update is good news for iPhone 13 users. Now, let’s wait for the implementation and save our handsets till the iOS 15.2 beta update.