Apple has released iOS 13.5 for iPhone and iPod touch devices and iPadOS 13.5 for iPad users. The latest software updates simplify the unlock process to help users wear masks, especially for devices with Face ID. This is an important change considering the fact that due to the coronavirus effect, wearing masks has become a new normal worldwide. The iOS 13.5 and iPadOS 13.5 updates also increase group FaceTime calls with automatic prominence options. For iPhone users, the latest iOS update also brings an exposure notification API to let public authorities develop the COVID-19 contact tracing app.
What’s New in iOS 13.5, iPadOS 13.5
The most important change is that iOS 13.5 And the iPadOS 13.5 update will bring you Apple Improvements related to the unlock process for devices or devices using Face id. Updates speed up access to the passcode field when facial recognition technology detects that you’re wearing a face mask – or anything that hides half of your face. This makes it easy to unlock your iPhone or iPad without removing your mask.
Prior to the latest update, the unlock process introduced by Apple would indicate Face ID to be unlocked again if it failed in the first attempt. However, the new change skips that second attempt and slides to bring you the passcode screen. This is something we Seen in a test phase On iOS 13.5 beta at the end of last month. It not only works with the default unlock screen, but is also certified with the App Store, Apple Books, Apple Pay, iTunes, and other apps that support signing in with Face ID.
This change is, of course, limited to the iPhone and iPad Models that have Face ID support.
New iOS and iPadOS updates also offer the option to control automatic prominence on group FaceTime calls. From this you can decide whether you want the participant’s video tile to grow up automatically when spoken. The option is enabled by default, although you can disable it by going Adjustment > face time > Automatic prominence.
For iPhone users, the iOS 13.5 update also brings an exposure notification API created by Apple and Google Contact public health authorities to support the tracing app. There will be no change until you have installed an app that uses the API.
Users in the US have also received an emergency call update that allows the device to automatically share health and other details from their medical IDs with emergency services.
Apple has also fixed an issue that was causing a black screen when trying to play streaming video from some websites. In addition, the updates address a problem related to the share sheet that was limiting suggestions and actions.
You all can read safety gear Latest iOS and iPadOS updates from Apple Support page.
How to download iOS 13.5, iPadOS 13.5
You can check the availability of updates on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad device Adjustment > Normal > software update. Ensure that your device has sufficient battery and is connected to a Wi-Fi network.
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