Monday, Apr 26, 2021, 19:42 iOS: Software

iOS 14.5, iPadOS 14.5 And More Updates Released

iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 are by far the most extensive updates since the major release last fall. Apple has rarely added so many new features to "x.1" updates before. Just like macOS 11.3, the beta phase lasted two and a half months and included eight pre-release versions. In all likelihood, Apple deliberately waited this long until there was new hardware to announce - which happened with iPad Pro as well as the AirTags at the "Spring Loaded" event. By the way, the beta of iOS 14.6 has also been released recently - the first beta appeared in the developer area last week.

iOS 14.5: The most important improvements
The list of new features in iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 is very long this time. We summarize for you the most important main points, which are part of the updates. By the way: the build number of the final version corresponds to that of the Release Candidate.

iPhone can also be unlocked with Face ID even when using a face mask
iPhone 12: Dual SIM supports 5G networks
Support for the controllers of Playstation 5 (DualSense) and Xbox Series X
For Apple Card users: family accounts
Selection of Siri's voice directly during setup
Siri can call content of non-Apple streaming services (e.g. Spotify)
iPad: Horizontal boot screen
Apple arms tracking prevention
Users are better informed about subscription terms
Battery recalibration on iPhone 11 (read more: )
Support for AirTags (read more: )

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watchOS 7.4 & tvOS 14.5 also released
The new version of watchOS is largely just a maintenance update. It does not bring any visible changes, but concentrates on changes under the hood. watchOS 7.4 can be installed via the Watch app on the iPhone - or started directly via the watch, although the iPhone still has to be nearby. tvOS 14.5 is available via the software update on the device and comes up with a new feature, namely the automatic color adjustment via iPhone.

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