iOS 14.5 Update: All New Features

The long-awaited, iOS 14.5 is officially released for all users and this update comes with a vast list of features. The most prominent among them are:

  • Apple Watch iPhone unlock.
  • AirTags
  • App Tracking
  • Over 200 new emoji
  • New Siri Voices and more.

Here’s what you need to do to download and install iOS 14.5 and enjoy the updated features. Before that let’s learn about compatible devices.

Devices that will Support iOS 14.5, iPadOS 14.5

iPhone 12 Pro MaxiPad Pro 12.9-inch (fourth generation)
iPhone 12 ProiPad Pro 11-inch (second generation)
iPhone 12iPad Pro 12.9-inch (third generation)
iPhone 12 MiniiPad Pro 11-inch (first generation)
Phone 11iPad Pro 12.9-inch (second generation)
iPhone 11 ProiPad Pro 12.9-inch (first generation)
iPhone 11 Pro MaxiPad Pro 10.5-inch
iPhone XSiPad Pro 9.7-inch
iPhone XS MaxiPad (seventh generation)
iPhone XRiPad (sixth generation)
iPhone XiPad (fifth generation)
iPhone 8iPad Mini (fifth generation)
iPhone 8 PlusiPad Mini 4
iPhone 7iPad Air (third generation)
iPhone 7 PlusiPad Air 2
iPhone 6s 
iPhone 6s Plus 
iPhone SE (first generation) 
iPhone SE (second generation) 
iPod Touch (seventh generation)

How to install iOS 14.5

  1. Head to iPhone Settings
  2. Look for Software Update Available at the top. Alternatively, you can tap General > Software Update and check if the latest iOS 14.5 is available for your device or not.

Note: To download and install the latest update your phone should have a minimum of 50% charging.

  1. Tap Download and Install
software update

4. Wait for the updates to download

Note: You should have a high-speed internet connection to download updates. We recommend doing so on a Wi-Fi connection.

download update

Wait for it to verify update

verify update
ios 14.5 updated

In case the update doesn’t show up on your iPhone, you can install the update using your Mac. To learn how to do that, follow the steps below:

How to install iOS 14.5 from your Mac

  1. Connect your iPhone with Mac using the Lightning cable
  2. Head to Finder > click iPhone on the left-hand sidebar
  3. Select Check for Update and install the latest update.

Now that you have the latest iOS 14.5 installed let’s learn about the exciting new features.

Read Also: Best iPhone Launchers

Latest Features – iOS 14.5

  1. Face ID that works with a mask

When it comes to unlocking a phone wearing a Face Mask thing gets frustrating. But with iOS 14.5 running on your iPhone and device paired with Apple Watch things get easy. Using the Apple Watch without removing the mask you can unlock the phone.

  1. Siri gets new voices.

No longer you need to listen to the default female voice. Now with iOS 14.5, you can choose from four voices. To change the voice head to Settings App > pick the new voice you want Siri to speak in and that’s it.

  1. Stop Apps from tracking

iOS 14.5 finally brings the most-awaited and controversial App tracking feature. Using it users will have control over app tracking. This means the apps will need to seek user permission to track across Apple devices. If declined, the app cannot track you and if an app disobeys this it will be kicked out of the App Store.

To check the new feature head to Settings > Privacy > Tracking.

Facebook and Google never liked this security feature as they think it will decrease the income they earn from adverts. But for users, this will keep their privacy intact, and they will get the control in their hands.

  1. New home screen

iPhone will now have an app drawerlike feature called App Library. It is useful to save apps that you don’t use often. This feature can be accessed by swiping from right to left on the screen past all the current screens.

  1. AirTags Support

The latest update also introduces support for Apple’s latest AirTags, allowing them to be tracked via Find My app. But it will only work for users using iPhone 11 and iPhone 12.

Alongside these amazing features, iOS users will now be able to create custom Smart Stack widgets, make their own app icons, use apps without installing them, take RAW photos, dual SIM 5G support, and a lot more.

Aren’t these features amazing? It seems Apple has paid attention to all the spheres from security to ease of use to fixing bugs. The iOS 14.5 update is a must, and one should install it. Hope you like the post. Do share your feedback in the comments section and let us know which feature you like in the iOS 14.5 update.

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