iOS 14.5 officially releases: support Apple Watch unlocking
It’s been a long time since everyone’s iPhone and iPad have been updated. Although iOS 14.5 has been beta-tested very early and it also has good new features, it has not been officially released until Apple’s new spring products are released. The version of iOS 14.5, the new system provides two major functions of Apple Watch unlocking and tracking transparency.
The most important function of iOS 14.5 this time is to unlock iPhone through Apple Watch. Since the beginning of last year was affected by the epidemic, everyone needs to go out and wear a mask. The iPhone with Face ID face recognition suddenly became a problem. Users had to return to the era of unlocking the iPhone by inputting a password. There was no convenience of Face ID at all, and until now the epidemic still cannot see the end. Apple thought that when the Apple Watch is unlocked and worn, the iPhone does not need to be authenticated, eliminating the trouble of entering the password. This only requires your Apple Watch to be upgraded to the latest watchOS 7.4, and then set up with the iPhone.
Another major new feature is that the official version of iOS 14.5 has added App Tracking Transparency, which can refuse the App to track the user’s iPhone private data, including location, name, purchase history, etc., these data are in It used to be packaged and sold to advertisers. Now if you don’t want to provide this information to the app, you can deny access through the feature of the new system. Apple has also asked developers to support this new feature on the App Store.
Other new content includes a bunch of new emoji expressions, small improvements to Apple Music, and gamepads that support PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. In addition, the AirTag smart tracker shipped this Friday is also officially supported in this new version of iOS, so this version update is very important. It is strongly recommended that you upgrade.