Last week, Apple released the iOS 13.5 update, and this version does not only bring optimizations for the Face ID, but also fixes for some critical vulnerabilities.
Apple has asked iPhone users to update the iOS 13.5 security update as soon as possible. Because in this version, many security vulnerabilities have been fixed. Some security agencies also urge iPhone users to install the latest security update released by Apple as soon as possible to resolve a critical vulnerability in the mail application.
Apple urges iPhone users to install iOS 13.5 update as soon as possible
It is reported that this security vulnerability was discovered by the network security organization ZecOps. It is reported that all versions of the iOS operating system starting from iOS 3.1.3 are affected. This means that the latest generation of iPhones are also vulnerable to attacks (attackers can access content in user email applications through this vulnerability).
In iOS 13.5, Apple optimized the Face ID. When the iPhone detects that the user is wearing a mask, it will directly pop up the password input interface. Prior to this, it is troublesome to wear a mask to use Face ID to unlock. Normally, the password input interface will appear only after swiping multiple times.
iOS 13.5 speeds up the speed of displaying the password input interface when users wear face masks on devices equipped with face IDs. Also, it adds the “Exposure Notification” API to support the COVID-19 contact tracking apps from public health regulatory agencies. This update also adds the option to control the automatic highlighting of video collages during FaceTime group chats. In addition, it includes bug fixes and other improvements.
iOS 13.5 changelog
iOS 13.5 speeds up access to the passcode field on devices with Face ID when you are wearing a face mask and introduces the Exposure Notification API to support COVID-19 contact tracing apps from public health authorities. This update also introduces an option to control automatic prominence of video tiles on Group FaceTime calls and includes bug fixes and other improvements.
Face ID and Passcode
– Simplified unlock process for devices with Face ID when you are wearing a face mask
– Passcode field automatically presented after swiping up from the bottom of the Lock screen when you are wearing a face mask
– Also works when authenticating with the App Store, Apple Books, Apple Pay, iTunes. And other apps that support signing in with Face ID
– Exposure Notification API to support COVID-19 contact tracing apps from public health authorities
– Option to control automatic prominence on Group FaceTime calls so video tiles do not change size when a participant speaks
– Option to automatically share health and other essential information from your Medical ID with emergency services when you place an emergency call (US only)
This update also includes bug fixes and other improvements.
– Fixes an issue where users may see a black screen when trying to play streaming video from some websites
– Addresses an issue in the share sheet where suggestions and actions may not load