iOS 14.5 lets users unlock
iPhone with face mask on,
through Apple Watch
Apple has delivered the next big update iOS 14.5 that will help
iPhone users unlock the device with Apple Watch when
attempting to use Face ID while wearing a face mask in the
pandemic times, along with requiring apps to get the users
permission before tracking their data.
The iOS 14.5 also brings exciting new features to iPhone like more
diverse Siri voices, skin tone options to better represent couples
in emoji, and much more.
Apple said in a statement late on Monday that iOS 14.5 is now
available as a free software update.
"With Apple Watch on the wrist, unlocked, and in close proximity
to iPhone, users can simply glance at their iPhone and they will
receive haptic feedback from Apple Watch, indicating their iPhone
has been unlocked," the company informed.
The new feature works with iPhone X and later and Apple Watch
Series 3 and later.
With iOS 14.5, Siri no longer has a default voice, allowing users to
choose the voice that speaks to them when they first set up their
device, and in English, users can now select more diverse voice
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