As announced in recent days, with the third iOS beta 15. 2, Apple has disabled the software lock that prevented the operation of the Face ID in case of autonomous replacement of the display. A much criticized limitation given that replacing a broken screen is not only one of the most frequent repairs but usually also one of the simplest.
Currently, with the public version of iOS ( yesterday the was released . 1.1) it is possible to circumvent this restriction only if you first remove a chip from the original broken panel and insert it on the new display before reassembling it. Operation, obviously, not simple and not within everyone’s reach.
In the statement released last week to The Verge , Apple has confirmed its intention to remove this limitation without providing further details on the timing. As shown in a video posted on YouTube by the iCorrect repair center, once a display on an iPhone is replaced with the iOS beta 3 15.2, everything works normally.
Removing this software lock is definitely part of the announcement Apple’s “historic” yesterday which decided, for the first time, to supply original components for iPhone and Mac to users interested in repairing their devices independently. Initially, the program will provide displays, batteries and cameras for all iPhone models 12 and iPhone 13 to be followed by Macs with M1.
Note that while Face ID works perfectly after replacing the screen, users will still see a message stating that the display is not genuine. Of course, they can still use all the features of the iPhone without any problems.
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(update of 18 November 2021, hours 10: 42)