iOS 14.5 has been released in beta form to developers and public testers. The Mac Observer has a couple of people running the beta, and here are some of our favorite features.

iOS 14.5 Features

  • Unlock With Apple Watch: People who have an  Apple Watch can unlock their iPhone with the device. This is a great alternative to using Face ID while wearing a mask.
  • Fitness+ Gets AirPlay 2 Support: At launch you could only start a Fitness+ workout on an Apple TV, iPhone, or iPad. But if you have a TV that supports AirPlay 2 you can start a workout on your iPhone or iPad and stream it to your TV.
  • Apple Card: 9To5Mac found snippets of code about a couple of features. They could arrive with iOS 14.5 or a later release. First, multiple family members can be added to a single Apple Card account. Second, something called FinHealth could bring automated suggestions to improve your finances.
  • iPad: When you boot up your iPad the Apple logo will appear horizontally. Second, the iPad gets emoji search the iPhone received with iOS 14.
  • Reminders: Sort reminders by title, priority, due date, and creation date, and print out reminder lists in iOS 14.5.
  • Apple Maps: This mapping tool gets user-generated features like sharing crash reports, reporting speed traps, and warning of road hazards that appear in real time.
  • 5G Dual SIM Support: If you’re using two SIM accounts on an iPhone 12, 5G will work on both data connections.

If you’ve been running the iOS 14.5 beta and found a new feature you like, add a comment below about it and I’ll add it to the list.

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geoduck

Unlock with AW could be useful as long as we’re wearing masks.
The rest though, meh…