Apple has released new interim updates to its iOS and iPadOS operating systems. With the highly anticipated iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5, new features have arrived on iPhones and iPads. Among them were the apple watch and iPhone screen unlocking, app tracking transparency, and new Siri sounds.
What’s new in iOS 14.5?
App Monitoring Transparency: With App Tracking Transparency, which has been the focus of controversy since it was first announced, apps now have to ask for permission to follow you. After the user opens the app, a warning will appear asking if they want to allow it. If not allowed, that app will not be able to track viewers.
Unlocking with Apple Watch: Users will be able to unlock the screen more easily thanks to the “Unlock with Apple Watch” feature when they have masks.
New emojis: Apple has added more than 200 new emojis with iOS 14.5.
Battery calibration tool: If performance issues are detected in your phone’s battery, the iPhone will automatically calibrate it. Battery data will also be updated when calibration is completed.
Dual-SIM support: The update brought 5G support in Dual SIM mode of iPhone 12 models. So if you’re using more than one line, they’ll both be able to work in 5G now. Until now, Dual SIM mode was limited to LTE networks.
New sounds for Siri: Siri no longer has a female voice by default, adding two new options. You can choose from them.
Support for console controllers: PlayStation 5 DualSense and Xbox Series X controllers are supported on iPhone and iPad with iOS 14.5.
Incident reporting on Maps: iOS 14.5 incorporates a Waze-like crowdsourcing feature to report accidents, hazards, and speed controls along a route in Maps when receiving directions.
AirTag support: Apple has added support for airtag, the tracker it introduced at the Spring Loaded event. Users will be able to locate their keys, wallet, backpack, or other belongings in the “Find” app.
Apple Fitness+: iOS and iPadOS 14.5, AirPlay 2 support for Apple Fitness. So Apple Fitness subscribers will be able to start a workout on an iPhone or iPad and then play it with AirPlay on a compatible smart TV or set-top box.
How to install?
As with all updates, installing the iOS 14.5 update is quite simple. Just follow these steps:
- Open the Settings app.
- Enter the General > Software Update section.
- Press the “Download and Install” button here.
The phone will find the update and download it. Depending on your Internet speed, you need to wait a few hours. After the download is complete, the phone will automatically restart itself and install the update.