This new version adds a good handful of news compared to previous versions and especially adds a much awaited by iPhone and Apple Watch users in these difficult times with the COVID-19 pandemic which is still pressing us. After several weeks and several beta versions awaiting the the arrival of this version of iOS 14.5 and watchOS 7.4, Apple released both a few minutes ago.
Unlock iPhone with Face ID without removing your mask
This is undoubtedly the most anticipated novelty of this new version. Apple adds in the version of iOS 14.5 the option of unlock our iPhone using Face ID with the mask on, something unthinkable for many users who even requested the return of Touch ID so that they could unlock the device without removing the mask.
watchOS 7.4 has a lot to do with this option. And is that the new version of the Apple Watch operating system is totally essential for it to work, so both updated versions are needed to work.
To activate this function We need to go to iPhone settings, go to password section, then Face ID and passcode. There we will find the possibility of unlocking the iPhone with the Apple Watch, so we have to activate it.
Remember that this option is not used for making payments through Apple Pay, accessing your bank’s apps and not for some apps that require Face ID like 1Password, what is clear is that to unlock the phone, it will be of great use no need to remove your mask or enter the code.
PlayStation and Xbox controllers compatible with iPhone
This is another of the great options that are added in the version of iOS 14.5 and is that PlayStation and Xbox controllers become compatible with iPhones. To perform the activation of these commands, access to Bluetooth is required and by pressing the Play Station button and the options button they can be easily paired as you see in the video made by our colleague Luis Padilla.
The fact that these controls are compatible with the iPhone gives us a lot of play, never better said. This option is also available now from the release of iOS 14.5.
The “add objects” option in the search application
AirTags, certain models of electric or Chipolo bikes, among others, are accessories compatible with Apple’s “Search” option. This new “Add objects” option It also allows us to give warnings or detect lost objects at their last location, something transcendent for the arrival of AirTags.
Near 200 new emoji that have been added for you to enjoy, new voices for Siri (in US) that allow us to change the voice of the assistant or the arrival of 5G to the Dual SIM of the iPhone which was limited to LTE, in addition to other corrections of errors and faults detected in the devices are several many improvements that are added in this new version launched a few minutes ago.
Personally and I had warned that I had not installed this version of iOS 14.5 in beta, so much of this news will surprise me today. I imagine this will happen to me and many other users who are in the same situation as me so don’t wait any longer and download this new version that Apple has just released for iPhone and Apple Watch.
Video summary of what’s new in iOS 14.5
A few weeks ago we had a video available on our YouTube channel where we were showing you all the news about iOS 14.5, but that was for users who had beta versions now, we can say that this long-awaited version is now available to everyone.
Don’t wait any longer and update your iPhone and Apple Watch as soon as possible to receive all these news implemented by Apple in the new iOS.