You can download iOS 14.5 now. Here are some of the new features Apple’s latest update includes.
When is the iOS 14.5 release date?
iOS 14.5 was released on Monday, April 26 at 10 a.m. PT (1 p.m. ET).
How do I download iOS 14.5?
You should get a prompt telling you that iOS 14.5 is now available and asking if you’d like to download it. Or you can do the following:
1. Open the Settings app.
2. Select General.
3. Tap Software Update.
What new features does iOS 14.5 include?
The latest version of iOS is going to bring several useful new features, including:
Use Face ID on your Apple Watch to unlock your iPhone — even when wearing a mask
Apple Watch owners can opt into a feature that lets you use Face ID to unlock your iPhone when your Watch is on and unlocked, even if your face is obscured by a mask. The Watch will provide haptic feedback letting you know your iPhone has been unlocked.
Set a default music player of your choice
Apple Music might not have to be your default music player any longer. Instead, the first time you ask Siri to play something, it’ll list all the music streaming services you have installed on your device. Simply choose which one you want to set as your default player, such as Spotify.
More than 200 new emoji
iOS 14.5 includes 217 new emoji, including new skin-tone variations for popular emoji such as couples kissing. You’ll also find new emoji like heart on fire, faces exhaling, faces in clouds and faces with spiral eyes. Changes have also been made to the syringe emoji, removing blood to make it more appropriate for depicting vaccines.
Choose a new voice for Siri
In the latest iOS 14.5 developer beta, Siri will no longer default to a female voice. Instead, you will be prompted to choose the voice you prefer for the digital assistant. The OS will include two new voice options for English speakers. Here’s how to make the change once you download the new OS.
More Siri updates
Siri will soon have the ability to call 911 for you, with a prompt of, “Hey, Siri, call emergency.” You’ll see a three-second countdown, giving you the option to cancel the request.
Stream Fitness Plus workouts with AirPlay
iOS 14.5 and WatchOS 7.4 will let Apple Fitness Plus users stream workouts directly to AirPlay 2-compatible TVs and devices.
App tracking transparency
iOS 14.5 includes privacy changes that will require apps to ask for user permission before tracking data and activity (here’s how to stop apps from tracking you with iOS 14.5). This builds on a change released in iOS 14.3, which lets you see what data apps collect before you hit download.
Dual-SIM 5G global support
iPhone 12 users will have dual SIM support globally, which means you can take advantage of the phone’s physical SIM slot and digital eSIM to have two lines of service on the same phone. This support was previously only available in mainland China.
Console controller support
With the update, Apple added iOS and iPadOS support for PS5 and Xbox Series X controllers, so you can play games on your phone or tablet.
You’ll also find some design changes to the Podcasts, News and Reminders apps.
For more, check out some of the best hidden iPhone features we’ve found in iOS 14. And before you make any OS updates, make sure your iPhone and iPad are ready to do so.
Source from CNET.com