Apple’s latest iOS 14.5 beta has arrived and rolled out to registered developers. iOS 14.5 is the biggest update to iOS 14 to date, introducing several significant new features and brings several improvements.
Unlock your iPhone with Apple Watch
This latest update of Apple is making it easier to unlock an iPhone with a new “Unlock with Apple Watch” feature. With this feature, you no longer have to enter a passcode or remove your mask to unlock your iPhone.
5G in Dual-Sim
In iOS 14.5, 5G is now supported on the data connection when you use dual-SIM mode. Prior to now, the Dual-SIM model was limited to LTE networks.
App Tracking Transparency rules
Your iPhone will now require applications to ask for your permission whenever your iPhone wants to track your activities outside the app, such as across other apps or websites.
With iOS 14.5, you can stream workouts from your iPhone or iPad to an AirPlay 2 supported device. WatchOS 7.4, iOS and iPadOS 14.5 include AirPlay 2 support for Apple Fitness+.
Find my items
iOS 14.5 adds a new “Items” section in the Find My app. Anything item tracking function that uses Apple’s Find My API will be shown right alongside your Apple devices, and the Items tab will also work with AirTags.
PlayStation 5 DualSense and Xbox Series X controller
You can finally sync your Xbox Series X/S or PlayStation 5 game controller to your iPhone or iPad. IOS 14.5 and code suggests that Apple is going to add joint account support for the Apple Card in the near future.
The Music app gets a lot of small design changes, including the ability to swipe left or right on tracks to add tracks to the current song list, download, or add to your library. And another update is iOS and iPadOS 14.5 add a new feature for choosing a preferred streaming music service to use with Siri.
Waze-like crowdsourcing feature
Apple Maps users in iOS 14.5 will be able to share crash reports, road hazards, and speed traps in real-time to help navigate around traffic. This is available directly on the iPhone and in CarPlay.
n iOS 14.5 Apple removed the blood from the syringe emoji, updated the Headphone emoji to look like the AirPods Max rather than a generic set of headphones, and added a helmet to the rock climbing emoji. There are some new ones, too, like “face exhaling” and “heart on fire.”
According to Apple iOS and iPadOS 14.5 will be released in the spring, so we can expect a launch date sometime after April. The new software is expected to bring a whole bunch of improvements and satisfaction to iPhone users.