iOS 14.5 is shaping up to be the biggest update to iOS 14 since its release in September last year. Apple will introduce several new features to the OS and enhance existing ones as well. If you are wondering when Apple will release iOS 14.5 to the public, read below.
iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 are both going to be major updates, which is why many people are excitedly looking forward to its release. Below is a quick look at some of the new iOS 14.5 features:
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Quickly Call Emergency
Apple will add an ability to contact emergency services quickly in iOS 14.5. The update will introduce a command, “Hey Siri, Call Emergency,” that will immediately call emergency services without delay.
The phone will show you a 5-second timer, which it generally shows before it contacts emergency services. You can cancel the call during this time.
App Tracking Transparency
There are plenty of other new features in iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5, including support for Xbox Series X/S and PS5 controllers, dual-SIM 5G support on iPhone 12, the ability to unlock iPhone with Apple Watch, and more.
iOS 14.5 Release Date
Apple had revealed that iOS 14.5 would be released in early spring. So far, the company has released three beta builds of iOS 14.5 to developers. The company will likely release another one or two beta builds of iOS 14.5. The fourth beta of iOS 14.5 should drop in the week beginning March 14.
Apple is rumored to hold an event on March 23 where it is expected to announce the third-gen. AirPods, 2021 iPad Pro, AirTags, and more. If the company does indeed end up announcing new hardware products, the release of iOS 14.5 will be tied with their release. Even if that happens, iOS 14.5 should release to the public in the week beginning March 22.
When do you think Apple will release iOS 14.5 to the public? What new features in the OS are you excited to try? Drop a comment and let us know!