Apple has finally released an update for iOS 13 and iPad OS 13, versioned 13.5, on May 20, 2020. This is available to all devices that support iOS 13 from the iPhone 6s Plus to the iPhone 11 Pro Max. This is available right to download and install either through iTunes finder or over the air. If you are on the beta three or four versions, it is going to be a large install. iOS 13.5 is the most important update ever released as it integrates Apple’s COVID tracing.
In addition to the iOS 13.5, the tech giant has also released 12.4.7 for older models that don’t support iOS 13. This includes iPhone 5s, 6 and 6 Plus, iPad Air (1st generation), iPad mini 2 and 3, and the iPod touch (6th generation). This is purely a security feature for the Mail app that exploited all the iPhones. However, it won’t have the COVID teaching functionality.
So the iOS 13.5 delivers many essential features followed by several bug fixes. Let us take a closer look at what you can expect from this new update
iOS 13.5: What To Expect From The New Update?
1) Exposure Notification
The first major update comes with the introduction of the exposure notification API created by Apple and Google. This is designed to allow public health authorities to create COVID-19 contact teaching apps with the aim of slowing down the virus’ spread. Exposure Notification is a behind the scene Bluetooth based API that will be incorporated into apps created by public health authorities in each country. Apple has added details of about exposure logging in the privacy sections of the Settings app
2) Updated Passcode Interface
This feature makes it easier for all of us who are wearing a mask and using a device with Face ID. With the update, the passcode interface is displayed more quickly when the iOS device detects that the user is wearing a mask.
3) Group FaceTime
Apple has tweaked Groupe FaceTime. The update comes with a new toggle to FaceTime. You can disable the toggle that automatically enlarges the tile of the person who is speaking. Everyone’s tile will all remain the same size. To enjoy this feature, head into the facetime section of the settings app and toggle off the Automatic Prominence.
4) New Health Feature
This feature allows users to share medical ID information immediately with emergency dispatchers when you dispatch an emergency phone call. However, you can toggle this on and off as well the medical ID information on the lock screen.
This new feature now allows users to share what’s currently playing directly to Instagram stories. Just tap the share button, select Instagram, and Apple Music will automatically take care of the rest
6) Security Patch
Apple has made the update patches to security vulnerabilities that affect the Mail app on the iPhone and the iPad. One of the vulnerabilities allowed an attacker to remotely infect an iOS device with a significant amount of memory.