Jacob SiegalMon, April 26, 2021, 6:12 PM
It’s not often that a mid-year iOS update causes a commotion, but iOS 14.5 is such a major update for the iPhone that it almost feels like a full new version of the mobile operating system. As always, you should update an iPhone as soon as you can to apply all of the latest bug fixes and improvements, but the new features should be more than enough to compel you to upgrade. Below, we’ve rounded up all of the biggest changes in iOS 14.5.
1. Unlock iPhone with Apple Watch
It would have been genuinely life-changing a few months ago, but nevertheless, iOS 14.5 allows users to unlock the iPhone with an Apple Watch while they’re wearing a face mask. Once you enable the feature, your iPhone will unlock automatically the next time you wear a face mask, and the Apple Watch will send out a haptic feedback notification to the phone. You will also need an Apple Watch running watchOS 7.4 to make this feature work.