Apple seems to want to avoid a recent controversy around the repair of its iPhone 13. Last week, it was indeed shown that the change of screen by third-party repairers blocked the use of the facial recognition system of these devices. : Face ID. The Apple-based firm has announced the arrival of a software update allowing these repairers to change the screen without jeopardizing this key feature of the iPhone.
Changing the screen of an iPhone 13 will no longer kill Face ID
iFixit appears to have been successful in changing Apple’s repair policy. Last week, the site specializing in the replacement of parts for electronic devices came to notify a problem around the change of the screen of the iPhone 13. Indeed, a new chip would automatically deactivate Face ID when the screen does not work. is not changed in Apple Store or by an authorized repairer.
This is partly due to the transfer of the latter from one screen to another. This manipulation requires specific tools only owned by these authorized repairers and allows the new screen to be synchronized with the chip dedicated to controlling the screen. As a result, the site pointed out that changing the iPhone 13’s screen was no longer possible for many third-party repairers.
Apple has finally backpedaled regarding this Face ID restriction during a change of iPhone 13 screen by third-party repairers. The company told The Verge that a software update will be rolled out soon. The American media explains that the latter “no longer requires you to transfer the microcontroller so that Face ID continues to function after a change of screen”. This news comes to reassure many independents since the change of screen is one of the most common repairs on iPhones.