Apple releases iOS 14.5, the game-changing update for iPhone users

Apple releases iOS 14.5, the game-changing updates for iPhone users

Apple on Monday released iOS 14.5 months after its announcement. This update will change how Siri, AirPods and Apple Watch function.

This software is set to change a lot of things for iPhone users. The update brings a lot of new features, such as updates to Siri, Apple watch, and AirPods.

This update comes with a new Apple’s privacy change, which gives users more transparency and control over apps that want to track them for advertising.

This feature in particular has been a nightmare for Facebook. Facebook believes it could limit its ability to effectively target ads to iPhone users.

Here are our top 4 features of iOS 14.5.

Apps have a harder time tracking you

IOS 14.5 come with the App Tracking Transparency framework, which is expected to have major implications for the way mobile advertising operates. Making is difficult for third party apps track your activities.

Apple Watch can unlock your iPhone when you’re wearing a mask

Apple added this feature since its latest phones rely on Face ID, which doesn’t work when you have a mask on. Now, you can set up your Apple Watch to unlock your iPhone when you’re wearing a mask. Here’s how to set it up:

  • Open Settings on your iPhone.
  • Tap Face ID & Passcode.
  • Enter in your iPhone’s passcode.
  • Scroll down to “Unlock with Apple Watch.”
  • Toggle the button next to your Apple Watch so that it’s on.

Siri has new voices [male]

iOS 14.5 update has added a new voice to the Apple’s Siri voice assistant. It is no longer defaults to a female voice when you set up your iPhone. Instead, you’ll be prompted to choose from one of four default voices when you boot up your new iPhone. It includes two new Black American voices in English, male and female, and a new male voice.

  • Open Settings on your iPhone.
  • Tap Siri and Search.
  • Choose Siri Voice.
  • Select “American”
  • Pick one of the three new voice choices. (The fourth option is the original Siri voice.)

Siri can notify calls through AirPods

Siri will be to now notify you of upcoming calls through AirPods or CarPlay while driving and let you speak to answer the call. Already there’s a feature, which lets Siri read text messages through AirPods. You can set this up by doing this:

  • Open Settings on your iPhone.
  • Tap Siri & Search.
  • Tap “Announce Calls.”
  • Turn on “Headphones Only” or “Headphones & Car.”