Check out these New Features of Apple iOS 14.5

by Emily on April 26, 2021

in Apple, iPhone, Tech News

Apple has just released iOS and iPadOS 14.5 today, thereby marking the fifth major update to the iOS and iPadOS 14 operating systems that were first launched back in September.

iOS 14.5 has now arrived just merely three months after the release of iOS 14.4, and a month after the release of iOS 14.4.2 which included security fixes.

iOS 14.5 carries exciting new features for iPhone users, including more diverse Siri voices, being able to unlock the iPhone with the Apple Watch even while wearing a face mask, skin tone options to better represent couples in emoji, report an incident in Apple Maps, new privacy controls and many more.

Other additional features of the iOS 14.5 include the following as listed by Apple:

  • Apple Podcasts gets redesigned show pages to make it easier to start listening, as well as an option to save and download episodes so they are automatically added to Library for quick access. Top Charts, categories, and curated collections on the Search tab help listeners discover new shows.
  • AirTag support allows users to keep track of and find important items, such as keys, a wallet, backpack, or more, privately and securely in the Find My app.
  • Apple News features a redesigned News+ tab, making it easier for subscribers to quickly find, download, and manage magazine and newspaper issues, and an all-new Search experience helps all Apple News users find relevant topics, channels, and stories.
  • Apple Fitness+ users can now stream audio and video to AirPlay 2-enabled TVs and devices.
  • Reminders adds the ability to sort by title, priority, due date, or creation date, and offers the option to print reminder lists.
  • 5G improvements for iPhone 12 models include Dual SIM support for 5G connectivity and Smart Data Mode enhancements to further optimize the experience on the network, including better battery life and data usage.
  • Voice Control for Accessibility gives users comprehensive navigation with just their voice, and is now expanding English support to Australia and Canada and adding support for Spanish in Mexico, Spain, and the United States.

The iOS and iPadOS 14.5 updates are free to download and the software is available on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To get the new software, go to Settings, click General and finally select Software Update.

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