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IOS 14.5 Features: Everything New in iOS 14.5

4 monthes ago   |   By Mac Rumors

Apple today released iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 to the public, introducing a slew of new features and changes. These updates are the biggest updates that we've had since iOS and iPadOS 14 were released, and we've highlighted everything that's new below.
Unlock Your iPhone With Apple Watch When Wearing a Mask
With iOS 14.5 and watchOS 7.4, also available now for the Apple Watch, Apple is making it easier to unlock your iPhone when you're wearing a mask.
There's an "Unlock with Apple Watch" option that lets the iPhone use an unlocked and authenticated Apple Watch as a secondary authentication...
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Following iOS 14.5 release, Apple details App Tracking Transparency in new video

Following iOS 14.5 release, Apple details App Tracking Transparency in new video

4 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Mac

Apple today finally released iOS 14.5 to the public, which comes with the long-awaited App Tracking Transparency feature. With this new option available in the iOS settings, users can opt-out of being tracked by third-party apps across other apps and websites. To further highlight this new feature, the company has now shared a new video explaining how App Tracking Transparency works.
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Apple's Craig Federighi on App Tracking Transparency: 'Users Deserve and Need Control' of Data

Apple's Craig Federighi on App Tracking Transparency: 'Users Deserve and Need Control' of Data

4 monthes ago   |   By Mac Rumors

With Apple now enforcing its App Tracking Transparency rules with the release of iOS 14.5 , The Wall Street Journal 's Joanna Stern did an interview with Apple software engineering chief Craig Federighi to talk about Apple's aim with the feature and how it works.
For those unfamiliar with App Tracking Transparency, it requires app developers to get express user permission before accessing a user's advertising identifier for ad tracking purposes.
According to Federighi, Apple wanted users to have a choice over when and how they're tracked and how their data is used. "These devices are so...
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Apple Shares Video Explaining How App Tracking Transparency Works

Apple Shares Video Explaining How App Tracking Transparency Works

4 monthes ago   |   By Mac Rumors

Now that iOS 14.5 is available to the public , App Tracking Transparency is being enforced by Apple. Developers are no longer able to access the advertising identifier of your iPhone , iPad , or Apple TV without your express permission, which will prevent developers from tracking you across apps and websites for ad targeting preferences.
If that sounds confusing, Apple has created an App Tracking Transparency video that's now available on YouTube, walking through what the changes mean. "It's a feature that gives you a choice," says the voiceover in the video. "A choice on how apps use and...
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With App Tracking Transparency here, it's time to send a message

With App Tracking Transparency here, it's time to send a message

4 monthes ago   |   By iMore

Apple just released iOS 14.5 to the public after one of the longest betas I can remember. The update is a big one, and it adds some important features. You'll be able to have your Apple Watch unlock your iPhone when you're wearing a mask, for example. But more importantly, it brings App Tracking Transparency to the table.
The feature, which has been in the works for a good long while, will require all apps ask a user's permission before they can be tracked from app to app. And that's a big deal for companies like Facebook who sell ads against the data collected that way. They want to know...
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Hands-on: Here's how iPhone battery recalibration works in iOS 14.5

Hands-on: Here's how iPhone battery recalibration works in iOS 14.5

4 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Mac

One of the notable changes with iOS 14.5 is iPhone 11 battery recalibration. The new feature gives an updated, more accurate reading of your device's maximum battery capacity and peak performance capability and can fix unexpected battery drain. And in rare cases, it could lead to a free battery replacement. Follow along for a hands-on look at how iPhone battery calibration works.
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Google Voice for iOS adds ‘Suggested Contacts' widget, Shortcuts support

Google Voice for iOS adds ‘Suggested Contacts' widget, Shortcuts support

4 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Google

Back in November , a slew of Google apps on iPhone and iPad added homescreen widgets. The latest iOS 14 widget is from Google Voice, which now also supports macro creation in the Shortcuts application.
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How to Prevent Apps From Tracking You in iOS 14.5

How to Prevent Apps From Tracking You in iOS 14.5

4 monthes ago   |   By Mac Rumors

With the launch of iOS 14.5, apps are no longer allowed to access the IDFA or tracking advertiser on your iPhone , iPad , or Apple TV without your express permission, keeping your app data more private. Apps use your IDFA to track you across different apps and websites, keeping tabs on your preferences and app usage habits.
When an app wants to use your IDFA, you'll see a popup that says "Allow to track your activity across other companies' apps and websites?"
When this prompt comes up, you can choose to select "Ask App Not to Track," which blocks all access to your advertising identifier...
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Craig Federighi talks App Tracking Transparency and pushback in new interview

Craig Federighi talks App Tracking Transparency and pushback in new interview

4 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Mac

Apple has officially released iOS 14.5 and App Tracking Transparency to the public. In conjunction with that release, Apple's senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi sat down with Joanna Stern of the Wall Street Journal to discuss App Tracking Transparency and its implications on users and advertisers.
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IOS 14.5 update adds mask-less iPhone unlock, PS5 / Xbox Series X controller support and more

IOS 14.5 update adds mask-less iPhone unlock, PS5 / Xbox Series X controller support and more

4 monthes ago   |   By Tech Radar

IOS 14.5 is ready to download, adding features like unlocking via Apple Watch, PS5 and Xbox Series X controller support, more diverse Siri voices, App Tracking Transparency, and more.
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IPhone's Hands-Free Voice Control Feature Gets Expanded Language Support in iOS 14.5

IPhone's Hands-Free Voice Control Feature Gets Expanded Language Support in iOS 14.5

4 monthes ago   |   By Mac Rumors

Apple today announced its Voice Control accessibility function has been expanded in iOS 14.5, gaining English support in Australia and Canada and adding support for Spanish in Mexico, Spain, and the United States.
First introduced in iOS 13 and macOS Catalina, Voice Control allows users to navigate and interact with their iPhone, iPad, or Mac using voice commands to tap, swipe, type, and more. To use this function, open the Settings app, navigate to Accessibility > Voice Control > Set Up Voice Control, and follow the on-screen instructions. Using Voice Control to Operate an iPhone...
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IOS 14.5 now available with App Tracking Transparency, AirTag support, new Siri voices, and more

IOS 14.5 now available with App Tracking Transparency, AirTag support, new Siri voices, and more

4 monthes ago   |   By BGR

Apple finally released iOS 14.5 on Monday, bringing the biggest update since iOS 14 launched alongside the iPhone 12 series last fall to most modern iPhone models. As long as you have any of the iOS devices listed below, you can download the update right now and check out all the new features.
Among the many additions, iOS 14.5 includes an “Unlock with Apple Watch” feature that allows Apple Watch owners to unlock their iPhones while wearing a face mask, AirPlay 2 support for Apple Fitness+ users, support for the PS5's DualSense controller as well as the Xbox Series X controller, a...
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IOS 14.5 now available to everyone, here are all of the new features

IOS 14.5 now available to everyone, here are all of the new features

4 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Mac

After a beta testing cycle that spanned nearly three months, iOS 14.5 is now available to everyone alongside iPadOS 14.5. You can update your iPhone or iPad by going to the Settings app, choosing General, then choosing Software Update. Read on for details on everything new in iOS 14.5...
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Hands-on: How to allow or block iPhone apps from tracking you in iOS 14.5

Hands-on: How to allow or block iPhone apps from tracking you in iOS 14.5

4 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Mac

IOS 14.5 - arriving in a couple of hours - comes with a host of new features, and one of those is apps have to request permission before they can track you. Along with that, you have total control to allow or block iPhone app tracking, read on for how it works.
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