Apple has released the highly anticipated iOS 14.5. With a lot of updates, improvements and bug fixes we have listed the major ones below for your review so you can research this update before moving forward with the install. We are excited to see how the unlock while wearing a mask feature is with our Apple Watch, because we are over putting in our pin while wearing mask. AirTag features will be nice to test to see if this is a feature we've been missing. Let us know what your favorite new feature is or what problems you have after the update.
iOS 14.5 includes the option to unlock iPhone with Apple Watch while wearing a face mask, adds support for AirTag, and introduces separate skin tone variations for emoji with couples. Siri adds more diverse voice options, and App Tracking Transparency lets you control which apps are allowed to track your activity across other companies' apps and websites.
Unlock iPhone with Apple WatchAbility to unlock your iPhone X and later with Apple Watch Series 3 and later when you attempt to use Face ID while wearing a face maskAirTag and Find MySupport for AirTag to keep track of and find your important items like your keys, wallet, backpack and more, privately and securely in the Find My appPrecision Finding uses visual, audible, and haptic feedback to guide you directly to your nearby AirTag using Ultra Wideband provided by the U1 chip on iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 modelsAirTag can be located by playing a sound via the built-in speakerThe Find My network with hundreds of millions of devices can help you find your AirTag, even when it isn't nearbyLost Mode notifies you when your AirTag is found, and you can enter a phone number where you can be contactedEmojiSupport for separate skin tones for each individual in all variations of the couple kissing emoji and couple with heart emojiNew face emojis, heart emojis, woman with a beard emojiSiriSiri now includes more diverse voice optionsIncoming calls can be announced with Siri, including who is calling, when you're wearing your AirPods or compatible Beats headphones, and you can answer hands-freeGroup FaceTime calls are supported by asking Siri to FaceTime a list of contacts or a group name from MessagesEmergency contacts can be called by asking SiriPrivacyApp Tracking Transparency lets you control which apps are allowed to track your activity across other companies' apps and websites for ads or sharing with data brokersApple MusicShare your favorite lyrics using Messages, Facebook, and Instagram Stories, and subscribers can play the snippet in Messages without leaving the conversationCity charts showcase what's popular in over 100 cities from all over the worldPodcastsPodcasts Show Pages are redesigned to make it easier to start listeningOption to save and download episodes, automatically adding them to your Library for quick accessDownload behavior and notification settings can be customized on a show-by-show basisTop Charts and popular categories in Search help you discover new shows5G improvementsDual SIM support enables 5G connectivity on the line that's using cellular data on iPhone 12 modelsSmart Data Mode improvements further optimize your experience on 5G networks for better battery life and data usage on iPhone 12 models5G international roaming enabled on supported carriers on iPhone 12 modelsNewsRedesigned News+ tab enables Apple News+ subscribers to quickly find, download, and manage magazine and newspaper issuesAll-new Search experience that helps you find relevant topics, channels, and storiesMapsAccidents, hazards, or speed checks along your route can be reported by telling Siri on your iPhone or on CarPlayEstimated time of arrival (ETA) can be shared when cycling or walking, in addition to driving, by asking Siri or tapping on the route card at the bottom of the screen, then tapping Share ETARemindersAbility to sort reminders by Title, Priority, Due Date, or Creation dateOption to print your reminder listsTranslateTranslation playback speed can be adjusted by long pressing the play buttonGamingXbox Series X|S Wireless Controller or Sony PS5 DualSense™ Wireless Controller supportFitness+Ability to stream audio and video content from Apple Fitness+ workouts to AirPlay 2-enabled TVs and devicesCarPlayETA in Apple Maps can be easily shared while driving with new Siri or keyboard controls in CarPlayThis release also fixes the following issues:Messages at the bottom of the thread may be hidden by the keyboard under certain circumstancesDeleted messages may still appear in Spotlight searchMessages may persistently fail to send texts in some threadsMail would not load new emails for some users until restarting the deviceCall blocking and identification section may not appear in Phone settingsiCloud Tabs may not appear in SafariiCloud Keychain could be prevented from turning offReminders created via Siri may be unintentionally set for early morning hoursBattery health reporting system will recalibrate maximum battery capacity and peak performance capability on iPhone 11 models to address inaccurate estimates of battery health reporting for some users Optimization to reduce the appearance of a dim glow that may appear at reduced brightness levels with black backgrounds on iPhone 12 modelsAirPods audio routing to incorrect device for Automatic SwitchingAirPods Automatic Switching notifications might be missing or duplicated