iOS 14.5: release date, new features, download … all you need to know


The article was updated on April 21, 2021. The final version of iOS 14.5 will be available next week.

IOS 14 was released in September 2020, whenIPhone 12. Since then, mobile operating system updates have been released once a month to add new features and fix bugs. The next update to iOS 14.5 will arrive next week. The public beta is already available. The latest version of the OS introduces new features that make it easy to unlock your iPhone while wearing a mask (provided you also have the
Apple Watch), Which forces apps to request permission from the user before collecting data.

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What is the release date of iOS 14.5?

iOS 14.5 is now available in public beta. This means you can download it, but it might contain some bugs that will be fixed in the stable version. We recommend that you do not install a trial version of the program on the device that you use regularly.

In the press release forAirTag Announced during the keynote speech on April 20, Apple indicates that iOS 14.5 will be launched next week.

How do I download iOS 14.5 beta for consumer?

If you want to download the public beta version of iOS 14.5 and try some new features, then you need to sign up for the
Apple Beta Software. Click on the Register button then enter your Apple ID and password and accept the terms of use. Follow the instructions to pair the device you want to install the update on.

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Once your registration is validated, you can go to Settings >
system update, And when you see iOS 14.5 Public Beta, tap Download and install.

How do I download the stable version of iOS 14.5 when it becomes available?

Once the update is released, you should receive a notification letting you know that iOS 14.5 is now available and offers to download it. You can also perform manual installation as follows:

  • Open settings;
  • Select general;
  • Click Software Update.

Your iPhone connects to Apple’s servers and prompts you to download and install the update. Follow the instructions to complete the installation. When you restart your mobile phone, it will run iOS 14.5.

What devices are compatible with iOS 14.5?

IOS 14.5 is compatible with all devices already using iOS 14. Here is a list of iPhones and iPads that can install the update on the latest versions of iOS and iPadOS:

IPhone 11 iPad Pro 12.9 (4th generation)
IPhone 11 Pro iPad Pro 11 (2nd generation)
IPhone 11 Pro Max iPad Pro 12.9 (3rd generation)
IPhone XS iPad Pro 11
IPhone XS Max iPad Pro 12.9 (2nd generation)
IPhone XR iPad Pro 12.9
iPhone X iPad Pro 10.5
IPhone 8 iPad Pro 9.7
IPhone 8 Plus iPad (7th generation)
IPhone 7 iPad (6th generation)
IPhone 7 Plus iPad (5th generation)
IPhone 6s iPad mini (5th generation)
iPhone 6s Plus iPad mini 4
iPhone SE iPad Air (3rd generation)
IPhone SE 2020 iPad Air 2
iPod touch (7th generation)

What’s new in iOS 14.5?

Here are the major new features of the update.

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Use Face ID to unlock your iPhone, even while wearing a mask

The owners were prof
Apple Watch They will be able to choose a feature that allows them to use facial recognition to unlock their iPhone while their watch is on and unlocked, even if their faces are hidden. The watch will emit a haptic effect to indicate that the iPhone has been unlocked.

Choose your default music streaming service

Here’s what we thought before Apple put things into perspective. IOS 14.5 will not allow us to change the default Music app, in this case Apple Music. Siri might nicely ask you which service you want to play your music on, but it would only be to find out which app you prefer.

Over 200 new emoji

IOS 14.5 will add 217 new emojis, including new variations in skin tone for popular emojis like couple kissing. There will also be new creations such as “flaming hearts”, faces sighing, faces in clouds or even spirited eyes. Changed injection emoji to remove blood to make it more convenient to perform vaccinations.

Fitness + workouts are streamed via AirPlay

IOS 14.5 and WatchOS 7.4 will allow Apple Fitness + users (not yet available in France) to broadcast their workouts directly to TVs and compatible devices.
Broadcast 2.

Application transparency

IOS 14.5 introduces a major improvement in privacy protection by forcing apps to request user permission before collecting data and tracking their activity. A change based on a change made in iOS 14.3 that allows you to see the data that apps are collecting before downloading.

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Siri is updating

Siri will be able to respond to the phrase: “Hey Siri, call 911” and dial the appropriate number. A three-second countdown will cancel the order.

You will own The ability to choose the voice of the Siri voice assistant, Female by default at the moment. Apple has also added two new sounds.

Support for PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles.

With this update, Apple is adding compatibility with controllers
PS5 And the
Xbox Series X, So you can play on your iPhone or iPad. You’ll also find some changes in the Podcasts app interfaces, news, and reminders.


Article by CNET.com adapted from CNETFrance

Photo: James Martin, Oscar Gutierrez // CNET

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