Apple is one of those companies that keep introducing new features to its customers and recently they have released Apple iOS 13.5. According to many tech professionals, this update offers different new features, which has increased the functionality of iOS devices. So if you are curious to learn about the new update and want to know about the new features, then this article will provide you with all the important information. After reading this article, you will have all the latest details, so make sure to read it till the end.
Exposure Notification API
One of the most highlighting features of iOS 13.5 is the incorporation of the Exposure Notification API. It is launched by Apple and Google and this feature is specially made for front line health workers. The main purpose of releasing this feature is to help them handle them contact COVID-19 tracing applications more effectively.
This feature will allow the iOS users use the Bluetooth-based technology to download contact tracing application for COVID-19 by public health officials. It is also reported that soon Apple and Google will also integrate the Exposure Notification API within iOS and Android, so people won’t need multiple applications for COVID-19 contact tracing.
Improved Face ID
Apple has also improved the face ID in this iOS 13.5 update. These improvements are also made to help people unlock their phone while wearing their masks. Before this update, users were facing problems in unlocking their phones through Face ID but now this update promises to make the face unlock easier. Apple has announced that iOS 13.5 will increase the processing speed if the user is wearing a mask.
Along with this, the lock screen interface will also load faster than before, so users can unlock their phones quickly. This update is very useful for users whose work involves going outside, especially frontline health and social workers. Though this update is only launched for some limited iPhones that feature Face ID.
Some Improvements In Group Facetime
As you know that the whole world is in quarantine right now and most people are working from home through video conferencing. That’s why Apple has also upgraded Group Facetime. Before this update, Group Facetime used to bring an enlarged view where the user who is leading the conversation automatically had a larger tile than other users. But this update provides an advanced toggle to disable the feature.
This feature will automatically increase the tile of the user who is speaking, which will make the video conferencing more convenient and effective. To toggle this feature, Apple has introduced a new section, called Automatic Prominence, which will be available in the Facetime part.
For some time, users were experiencing two security issues. The first one with the Mail application, which was affected on both iPad and iOS. This issue was very vulnerable as it enabled the hackers to hack any device by sending mails that take a lot of space. This update has fixed this error and now the Apple devices have become more secure. The second issue was a black screen problem, where the iPhone’s screen was turning black while streaming the videos. This update also rectifies this error and now users can easily stream the videos from any website they want.
Other Minor Bug Fixes
Along with all the major updates, Apple has also focused on improving the overall operating system, so people can use their devices without any issues. This update has also rectified a minor bug in the share sheet where actions and suggestions were not loading properly. Apple has also given an option that will allow users to send their health and other important details from their Medical Id when they place an emergency call. Though currently this feature is only available for the US region but soon Apple might launch this worldwide.
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Here Is The List Of Devices Supporting The New iOS 13.5
- iPhone 6s and later
- iPad Mini 4 and later
- iPad Air 2 and later
- iPod touch (7th Generation)
- iPhone X and XS, XS Max, XR, 11, 11Pro, and Pro Max
This iOS 13.5 update is loaded with many useful features that will surely help users a lot. Though if you don’t know how to update to iPadOS 13.5 and iOS 13.5 on your iPad or iPhone, then it’s very simple. You just have to go to the Settings application, then click on General and select Software Update. Hope this article will solve some of your doubts and provide you with some valuable information.