What's in iOS 14.5

Apple Watch could unlock iPhone in future

Both iOS 14.5 and watchOS 7.4 are required to enable this feature, and once turned on, you can begin unlocking your ‌iPhone‌ with an unlocked and authenticated Apple Watch while wearing a mask. Apple can do this because the timepiece will have already verified a user's Passcode to unlock the watch. Now, a new report suggests that Apple is planning to ditch Face ID in its upcoming iPhones.

On the iPhone, the system will first recognize when the user is wearing a face mask - something it has done for many months now. However, Apple is finally rolling out a way to unlock iPhones using the Apple Watch with iOS 14.5, a feature that has been available on Macs for a while now.

The most recent leaks suggest that the 2021 Apple iPhone 13 would be coming back with the Touch ID technology that it dumped four years ago. It will then check if the owner's Apple Watch is nearby (using Bluetooth), on the owner's wrist (by detecting a heartbeat), and unlocked.

Face ID, Apple's facial recognition technology, faces its biggest infectious challenge. There is also a feature called Apple Card family that could be related to this feature.

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Zhang Jixian first reported cases of what was then known as "pneumonia of unknown origin " at the hospital on December 27, 2019. China, stung by complaints it allowed the disease to spread, has suggested the virus could have come from overseas .

It is yet to be seen if the company will pack the feature in the final iOS 14.5 update or delay the release or completely dump it altogether.

To grow to be an iOS beta tester, go to https://beta.apple.com/sp/betaprogram/ and faucet on the button that claims "Sign up". Use your Apple ID to proceed and comply with the instructions on the display. Keep in thoughts that beta variations of working techniques usually are not secure. If you might be using your iPhone as a day by day driver, give it some deep thought earlier than deciding whether or not to grow to be an iOS beta tester.

If you grow to be an iOS beta tester, you can take away the general public beta by deleting the beta profile.

While Gurman's information is already pretty reliable, a second reputable source has weighed in on this latest rumour in the form of The Wall Street Journal's Joanna Stern, who actually dropped the information while discussing features of Samsung's new Galaxy S21, which reportedly packs in a new and improved in-display fingerprint sensor.

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