Apple iOS 14.5: Top 10 Best New Feature

Finally, Apply released iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5.

Here is our top 10 best new feature we are most excited about.

1. You can now unlock your Apple devices when you're wearing a mask!

Yes. Finally. It's really annoying when you try to unlock your phone during this pandemic; you can't do so while wearing your face mask. Now, you can!

You also can unlock it via your Apple watch. Here is how to set it up:

  • Open 'Settings' on your iPhone
  • Tap Face ID & Passcode
  • Enter in your iPhone's passcode
  • Scroll down to Unlock with Apple Watch
  • Toggle the button next to your Apple Watch so it is on.

2. App Tracking Transparency

This new feature lets you opt-out of being tracked by third-party apps. Developers are now required to ask for your permission before the app access your random advertising identifier, which is used to track your activities across apps and website.

3. AirTags Support

Are you one of those people that loses your things? Missing your car keys, house keys, etc. With Apple newly released AirTags, it allows them to be tracked within the Find My App. There is also a Precision Finding feature that provides visual, audible and haptic feedback to guide you to a lost item.

4. Apple Map Crowdsourcing for Accidents, Hazards and Speed Checks

Apple iOS 14.5: Top 10 Best New Feature: Apple Map

 

There is a "Report" button in the Apple map that allows you to report an accident, hazard, or speed trap, which is the same feature that we love Waze for. You can also send your ETA, either driving, walking or cycling, via messages on the Apple map. 

5. AirPlay 2 for Fitness+

With the new iOS 14.5, Apple Fitness+ subscribers are able to AirPlay their workout to a compatible AirPlay 2 enabled smart TV or a setup box. 

6. New Emoji Characters

Apple iOS 14.5: Top 10 Best New Feature: New Emoji

 

Who doesn't like emojis? iOS 14.5 included new emojis, including a heart on fire, exhaling faces, and couple emojis with a wider range of new skin tone mixers.

7. iPhone 11 Battery Recalibration

Apple iOS 14.5: Top 10 Best New Feature: iPhone 11

 

For the ‌iPhone 11‌, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max, iOS 14.5 introduces a new process for recalibrating the battery health reporting feature.

The update recalibrates the maximum battery capacity and peak performance capacity on the ‌‌iPhone 11‌‌ models to address inaccurate estimates of battery health reporting that some users have encountered.

8. Siri has new voices

Apple's Siri voice assistant has finally 'found' new voices. It includes two new Black American voices in English, male and female and a new male voice.

Here is how you can do the setting:

  • Open 'Settings' on your iPhone
  • Tap 'Siri and Search'
  • Choose 'Siri Voice'
  • Select 'American'
  • Pick one of the three new voices. 

9. Siri are able to play music from Spotify and other services

Siri can now learn the music or podcast service you use most often and play request from that service. You can command Siri like, "Hey Siri, play Hello on Spotify." After that, Siri will start to learn to play from your favourite app. 

10. Siri can announce your calls through AirPods

Apple iOS 14.5: Top 10 Best New Feature: AirPods

 

Siri will also announce your calls through AirPods or CarPlay and let you speak to answer the call. 

You can set up this function by:

  • Open 'Settings' on your iPhone
  • Tap 'Siri & Search'
  • Tap 'Announce Calls'
  • Turn on 'Headphone Only' or 'Headphones & Car'

 


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