Apple will again allow the replacement of the display on the iPhone even in an unauthorized service – Communications – Science and Technology

Until now, it was only possible to replace the display at an authorized service center. If the user did not do so or tried to replace the display himself, he lost the Face ID function.

It is a small change, but it will give many iPhone owners the hope that if they damage and replace the display, they will be able to save tens or hundreds of euros without losing its functionality. So far, any replacement of the display outside the official distribution channel has resulted in a reduction in the functionality of the Face ID module, which uses a camera to verify the user’s identity. However, Apple said these days that if the iPhone owner decides to replace the display at an unauthorized service center, the Face ID feature will continue to work. However, this only applies to the latest iPhones 13.

The Verge explains why the Face ID display stopped working when it was replaced. At the bottom of the phone is a miniature controller that needs to be paired with the display itself, but this is not possible without a set of tools called “Apple Services Toolkit 2” (AST2), which is only available to authorized service personnel. For smaller services, purchasing AST2 tools is too expensive and alternative solutions are too complex, which makes them inaccessible, ”says The Verge.

Apple will turn off the display encryption feature in the latest iOS 15.2 update. There will also be a feature in the operating system called Legacy Contact, which will allow the user to choose a person who will be able to access their data in the event of death.

Source: Pravda – Veda a technika by

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