IOS 14.5, a new version of the iOS mobile operating system, will soon be rolled out by Apple. A lot of new features will be included in the upcoming iOS version, including the ability to unlock your iPhone with your Apple Watch, set a default music player of your choosing, the much-anticipated transparency of App Monitoring, dual-SIM global 5G support, and more.
How can you download iOS 14.5 ?
As we said before, iOS 14.5 has yet to be rolled out by Apple. As a developer beta, the most recent update is currently available. You need to open the Settings app on your iPhone when it's available to the public, then choose General and tap Apps. For all the same devices as iOS 14, iOS 14.5 will be compatible.
Unlock iPhone with Apple watch.
Apple is currently testing an iPhone feature that allows you to unlock your phone even if a face mask is worn, but there's a catch. To use the feature, you need to have an Apple Watch. Clearly, WatchOS 7.4 needs to be run on that watch.
Set a default music player of your choice.
Finally, Apple lets you set your preferred default music player. That means you can now pick Spotify as your default iOS 14.5 music player. So when you first ask Siri to play music, all the music streaming services you installed on your computer will be identified. All you need to do is pick which one to set as the default music player for you.
Dual -Sim 5G support
5G dual-SIM support will be made available to all users once the iOS 14.5 update is up and running. That means that iPhone dual-SIM users can get 5G on the physical SIM slot and digital eSIM of the handset. Dual-SIM 5G support was previously available in China only.
App tracking transparency
Device Monitoring Transparency is one of the major features of iOS 14.5. Simply put, users would be able to see which applications have sought to track permission. App monitoring is switched on by default right now, but users can disable it. Facebook is worried that the move will affect its company by keeping track of it by default.
Support for PS5 DualSense and Xbox Series X controllers
Support for PlayStation 5's DualSense and Xbox Series X controllers includes iOS 14.5. The PS5 DualSense controller and the Xbox Series X controller can be used on iPhones and iPads with this support. The good news is that the PS5 DualSense and Xbox Series X controllers will be compatible with Apple Arcade games and iOS games that support the controllers.