Apple is about to roll out iOS 14.5, a new version of the iOS mobile operating system. The upcoming version of the iOS will include a ton of new features including the ability to unlock your iPhone with your Apple Watch, set a default music player of your choice, the much-awaited App Tracking Transparency feature, dual-SIM global 5G support and more.
Everything you need to know about iOS 14.5.
When will iOS 14.5 be out?
The company is yet to announce the final roll out version of iOS 14.5. Meanwhile. it is only available as a developer beta. Hence, you need to have an Apple Developer account to test out the features. This beta version, thus comes with some bugs as the final version is yet to be rolled out. Hopefully, the final version will be out sometime in This month.
When can I download iOS 14.5?
As we said before, Apple is yet to roll out iOS 14.5. The latest update is currently available as a developer beta. When it’s available to the public, you need to open the Settings app on your iPhone, then select General and tap Software. iOS 14.5 will be compatible with all the same devices as iOS 14.
What’s new in iOS 14.5?
Unlock iPhone with Apple Watch
Apple is currently testing out a feature, this feature will allow iPhone to be unlocked even if you’re wearing a face mask but there’s a catch. You need to have an Apple Watch to use the feature. Obviously, that watch needs to be running WatchOS 7.4.
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Dual-SIM 5G Support
Immediately the iOS 14.5 update is live, 5G dual-SIM support will be made available to all it users. Hence dual-SIM iPhone users will get 5G on the phone’s physical SIM slot as well as the digital eSIM. As we well Know, this support feature for dual-SIM 5G was only made available in China
App Tracking Transparency
One of the big features of iOS 14.5 is App Tracking Transparency. Therefore, Iphone users will be able to determine which apps have requested permission to track just like Andriod OS. Right now, app tracking is turned on by default, though users can disable it, which in fact is one of Facebook worries. That by keeping tracking off by default the move would impact its business.
Support for PS5 DualSense and Xbox Series X controllers
iOS 14.5 includes support for PlayStation 5’s DualSense and Xbox Series X’s controllers. Therefore with this support, users can use PS5 DualSense controller and the Xbox Series X controller to be used with iPhones and iPads. The good news is that Apple Arcade games and iOS games that support controllers will be compatible with the PS5 DualSense and Xbox Series X controllers.
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