Apple rolled out iOS 14.5 to all iPhone users last night and it brings a plenty of new features. Some of them are really important and will change the way people use iPhones. Here we will discuss about the 9 features that are now available on iPhones after iOS 14.5 update.
1. Apple Maps gets some Google Maps like features
Google remains ahead in the Maps game but Apple has been upping the competition. With iOS 14.5, users will get features like reporting an accident and speeding points.
2. Battery recalibration for iPhone 11 series users
This feature will be activated as soon as iOS 14.5 is downloaded but takes a “few weeks” to assess the situation and recalibrate the battery. This feature will tell iPhone 11 series users understand the actual battery capacity and performance of their device. In some cases, if the recalibration doesn’t happen, Apple will replace the battery of that iPhone free of cost.
3. Apple doubles on privacy with App Tracking Transparency
With App Tracking Transparency, apps will require your permission before tracking any of your data. Apple has always been serious about user privacy and data and this feature reiterates its commitment.
4. Siri gets new voices on iPhone and other features
Two new voices are now available on Siri. Apple no longer categorises these voices by gender and they are called Voice 1 or Voice 2. Siri will also be able to make group FaceTime calls with iOS 14.5.
5. 5G support for dual-SIM on iPhones
Since 5G isn’t available in India yet, the feature isn’t important. However, in other countries, users who use dual SIM on iPhones will get 5G connectivity on both the sim.
6. All-new Podcasts app on iPhone
A new design and feature-rich Podcast app. Podcasts will give you more information and in general, the app will look more like the Apple Music app.
7. Unlocking iPhone while wearing a mask
Wearing a mask at all times is not just a necessity but critical in fighting the pandemic. iOS 14.5 brings a feature that makes unlocking iPhones while wearing a mask. However, you will need an Apple Watch as well to use this feature.
8. Support for AirTag arrives on iPhone
Apple unveiled AirTag — a tracking device for items — last week. With iOS 14.5, the support for AirTag is now official.
9. More than 200 New Emojis are now available on iPhones
Emojis are used by almost everyone and with iOS 14.5, iPhone users will get about 217 new ones. These include new smiley faces, a new headphones icons that look like AirPods Max and many more.
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