The most recent iOS beta no longer disables the device. After a screen replacement, use Face ID.

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The way screen replacements are handled on the iPhone 13 was a startling move, as Apple appears to desire complete control over the displays that are put on its smartphones.

Third-party screen replacements were no longer allowed on iPhone 13 unless they were done in an approved shop. DIY screen replacements, on the other hand, had one huge drawback: they disabled Face ID on the device automatically.

In other words, replacing the broken screen on an iPhone 13 was no longer possible at third-party shops unless they were part of Apple’s network and were allowed to register the new screen.

Otherwise, the shops needed more professional equipment, including tools to move a microcontroller from the original display to the new one, just to make sure Face ID is not disabled.

Apple promised to address the whole thing by removing this restriction in an iOS update, and as it turns out, the company has kept its word and introduced this change in the latest iOS 15.2 beta.

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Face ID working again

As noted by The Verge, iCorrect has made a demonstration of how the screen replacement process now works on an iPhone 13 after installing the latest iOS 12 beta.

And the good news is everything works exactly the way it should have worked from the very beginning, with Face ID no longer displayed though a notification message continues to be displayed in the settings screen. The message indicates the iPhone couldn’t verify the screen is a genuine Apple part, even though, as iCorrect indicates, the screen they used for the test was actually genuine and certified by Apple.

Needless to say, the update will become available for all iPhone 13 units out there once iOS 15.2 launches for all devices, and this is projected to happen in early December when Apple completes the testing program as part of its beta effort.


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