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iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 are here: These changes bring the updates with them

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In addition to a new iOS and iPadOS version, Apple also brings one pro year big point updates out. Such are now available with iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5.

You can now download iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 via your device's settings. You can find the point for this in the settings under “General” and “Software update”. Please note that to install the update you need at least 50 Procent battery without a connected power supply and at least 20 ProCent battery with connected power supply required. But what exactly has changed now?

iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5: Unlock iPhone with Apple Watch

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are all forced to wear face masks in public buildings. This is discontinued for users of iPhones with Face ID Proproblem because the sensors can no longer scan the face. Last year, Apple delivered an update that immediately calls up the code field when Face ID recognizes a mask. It is now also possible to unlock the iPhone with an Apple Watch so that no code has to be entered, even with a mask.

For this you need an Apple Watch with watchOS 7.4 and an activated passcode. In the settings of the iPhone there is then the point to add the new unlocking method. The watch now unlocks the smartphone when both devices recognize each other. If this happens unintentionally, the iPhone can also be locked again via the pop-up on the smartwatch. You cannot activate Apple Pay on the iPhone with it, but paying with the Apple Watch works quickly enough anyway.

iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5: Battery calibration for models of the iPhone 11 series

Users of a device from the iPhone 11 series can rejoice, because iOS 14.5 will retune the battery. For this purpose, a note appears in the battery status view that the Proprocess will take a few weeks. If for some reason the procedure didn't work, Apple or a service will exchange it Provider the battery for free.

Apple added the whole thing in one of the betas and many testers were able to report positive results. Whole four Procent of the maximum capacity has already been recovered in some cases.

iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5: What's new in Siri

The Siri voice assistant gets a whole range of new features with iOS 14.5. Siri now learns which music app to use for which type of content. As a result, for example, all playlist requests to the assistant are then forwarded to Spotify by default. In this case, Spotify would not be the default music app as it was first was wrongly suspected.

In an emergency, it is now possible for Siri to automatically dial the emergency call. With the command “Hey Siri, dial the emergency number!”, The service contacts the nearest emergency center. If the command was unintentional, you have three seconds to revoke it.

iOS and iPadOS 14.5: These features are exclusive to the iPad

Apple built in two features that are reserved for the iPad.

An emoji search finally made it to the iPad. Up until now, you could only search for an emoji using a search bar on the iPhone and Mac, but now you can do it on Apple's tablets too. Another new feature is that the Apple logo is shown in the correct orientation when it boots up if the iPad is held horizontally.

iOS and iPadOS 14.5: Support for additional game controllers

The iPhone and iPad already support some game controllers for use in games from the App Store and Google Stadia. Now controllers for the PS5 and the Xbox Series S and X can also be connected.

If there are any further changes, the article will be updated.

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David Haydl

David lives in Graz and has been there for around half a decade TechnikNews, also editor-in-chief for some time. He regularly provides the site with news, test reports and the like TechnikNews Weekly, which was his idea to launch. He likes to spend his free time outdoors, listening to a lot of music (and clearly too loud) and some podcasts on all kinds of topics, and also likes to go running. He enjoys the time that remains with his charming girlfriend or in front of the TV.

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