Most popular among others is the ability to unlock Apple iPhone with Apple Watch while wearing a face mask. Apart from this users will now see a green tick mark if they are running the latest version of the operating system and last checked timestamp. Also, beta for iPadOS 14.5 has also been released. Let’s take a quick look at what all is new with the beta versions of both the OS.
Unlock with Apple Watch while wearing a mask
This is among the most highlighted features of iOS 14.5 beta 1. The Apple Watch Unlock feature allows users to unlock the iPhone with Apple Watch when the Face ID detects the user is wearing a mask. For this feature to work, users need an Apple Watch with a passcode.
Dual SIM 5G support
Another important feature of iOS 14.5 is dual SIM 5G connectivity. Users can now enable it from the Settings menu. Earlier with dual SIM enabled, the secondary connection automatically used to change to LTE. Now, users can keep both connected in 5G cellular mode.
Default Music service for Siri
After giving users the option to choose the default browser and email app, Apple has now added the option to choose media streaming service for Siri. With this users can choose to play music from services other than just Apple Music.
The iOS 14.5 beta 1 also brings support for PlayStation 5 DualSense and Xbox Series X controller for iPad and iPhone. Apple tvOS 14.5 is also expected to get the support for both the controllers.
Updated Reminder app
Apple has added a sorting feature to the Reminder app with iOS 14.5. Users can now sort their reminders based on Creation Date, Due Date, Title and Priority. The print feature has also been added to the app.
Horizontal boot screen iPad
When connected to the Magic Keyboard, iPadOS 14.5 will display the startup Apple logo in horizontal/landscape mode instead of the default portrait orientation. If you restart your iPad when disconnected from the Magic Keyboard, even if you’re holding the device in landscape mode, the startup screen will appear in portrait mode.
New boot screen for iPad
Apple has added some aesthetic changes as well. iOS 14.5 brings a new horizontal boot logo for Apple iPads. This logo will appear while the iPad is connected to Magic Keyboard.
Emoji search for iPadOS
iPad users will finally get the emoji search feature with the update.