iOS 14.5 Update Available Now
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Apr 26, 2021, 12:57 PM by Rich Brome @rbrome
Apple has released iOS 14.5, a relatively large update that brings several notable new features to the company's operating system for iPhones. The update brings a new mask-friendly version of Face ID for users with an Apple Watch. Most controversial in industry circles is App Tracking Transparency, which requires apps to get the user's permission before tracking their data across apps or websites owned by other companies for advertising. Many users are expected to opt out of the tracking, which companies like Facebook consider a threat to their business model. The update also includes new Siri voices, new emoji, a revamped Podcasts app, support for AirTags, and more. iPhone users can download and install the free update starting today by going to Settings, then General, then Software Update.
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IOS 14.5 lacks mask unlock.
The watch can be unlocked once the phone recognizes you w/o a mask (or by your code...
Our original article on this feature back in February was careful to say: "provided the user is also wearing an Apple watch".
That's always been the promise.