Apple releases iOS 14.5, iPadOS 14.5 beta version, stable version to launch later this month

Apple has started releasing the latest beta version of iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 update. Check out for more details.

Apple has officially launched the latest beta version of iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5. This update marks the eighth developer beta for its iPhone and iPad devices. The tech giant has confirmed that the stable versions of iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 will be available by the end of April. However, the exact release date is yet to be announced.

The iOS 14.5 update introduces a host of new features and improvements. One of the key features is the ability to unlock your iPhone with Apple Watch when wearing a mask. This feature requires both an iPhone running iOS 14.5 and an Apple Watch running watchOS 7.4. It also introduces support for Apple’s newly released AirTags, allowing them to be tracked within the Find My app. Also Read – Apple iOS 15, iPadOS 15 features leaked online: New homescreen for iPad, smarter notification for iPhone

Apple iOS Updates and New Features

The update also includes two new Siri voice options, removes gender and accent specifications for Siri voices, and no longer defaults to being a female voice in the USA. Additionally, it includes a Waze-like crowdsourcing feature for reporting accidents, hazards, and speed checks along a route in Maps when getting directions.

On the security front, the update addresses several vulnerabilities, providing users with a safer and more secure experience. The stable version of iOS 14.5 is set to roll out in early spring. Apple CEO Tim Cook has hinted that the update release is just a few weeks away. Also Read – Windows 11 operating system could launch in October 2021

The most recent beta versions of iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 for iPhone and iPad are now accessible to all iOS users enrolled in Apple’s beta testing program, as reported by AppleInsider. Users who have installed the iOS 14.5 Beta 7 version can simply click the update button to download an over-the-air (OTA) update to the latest beta version.

It’s worth noting that Apple rolled out the seventh beta build for iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 just last week. The first beta update was introduced approximately two months ago. Also Read – iPadOS 15 announced at Apple WWDC 2021 event: what’s new, features, and release date

Apple releases iOS 14.5 beta for it's iPhones, stable version coming later this month
Apple releases iOS 14.5 beta for it’s iPhones, stable version coming later this month

Apple iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 beta update: Features

With the latest beta update, iOS 14.5 introduces Apple’s App Tracking Transparency Settings on Apple devices. This feature mandates developers to seek user consent prior to accessing personal data for tracking purposes across apps. Also Read – Apple World Wide Developers Conference date confirmed: What to expect?

Users have the option to either permit app tracking or request the app to refrain from tracking. If users opt to disable this tracking feature, apps will be unable to directly access identifiers for cross-app tracking on their devices. Also Read – How to download new Cool Google Pixel 6 wallpapers?

In addition to the aforementioned features, the latest beta versions of iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 on Apple devices will support wireless gaming controllers, including those from PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

The update enhances FaceID authentication, enabling it to function even when the user is wearing a mask. However, this feature requires the user to have an Apple Watch. Given the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, this feature is particularly useful. The iOS 14.5 update also introduces over 200 new emojis for Apple device users to enjoy. Furthermore, it offers new and improved Siri voices. Also Read – Google working on anti-tracking privacy feature for Android, like Apple

How to download new beta update?

As mentioned, to download latest beta update, users have to first enroll themselves for Apple’s beta testing program. The users who has already joined the Apple program will be on the seventh beta build for iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 update.

These users can simply click the update button to download the new beta update. Keep in mind, your device should be in connection to a stable network before starting the installation process. After clicking the update button, user must follow the installation process. Also Read – List of Xiaomi and Poco phones to get MIUI 12 based on Android 11

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