iOS 14.5/iPadOS 14.5 official version available for download

A week after the launch of the last preview of the iOS 14.5/iPadOS 14.5 system, Apple has started to push the official versions. The version number is still 18E199. This means that it is the same update as the preview version that rolled out last week. According to Apple, iOS 14.5 includes the option to unlock the iPhone through Apple Watch when wearing a mask. It also adds support for AirTag and selecting emojis colour.

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D7029D96-ECAC-4266-9F41-356BCEEE0EE9Apple iOS 14.5/iPadOS 14.5 official version – full changelog

Unlock iPhone via Apple Watch

  • You can unlock the iPhone X and older models while wearing a mask. However, you will need an Apple Watch Series 3 and later models to do this.

AirTag and “Find”

  • Track and find your important items in the “Find” App through AirTag
  • “Precision Find” uses the ultra-wideband technology of the U1 chip on the iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 models to direct you to the nearby AirTag using visual, auditory, and tactile feedback
  • Can play sound through AirTag’s built-in speaker
  • “Find” network can help you find AirTag through hundreds of millions of devices, even if it is not nearby
  • “Lost Mode” can notify you when AirTag is found. You can also enter a contact phone number


  • Supports individual selection of colour for each emoji
  • Adds facial emojis, love emojis, and female emojis with long beards


  • When wearing AirPods or compatible Beats earphones, you can use Siri to announce calls and callers. You can also answer these calls hand free
  • Support for Siri to make a FaceTime call to a group of contacts. Siri can also “message” group names to initiate a FaceTime group chat
  • Allow Siri to call emergency contacts


  • App tracking transparency allows you to control which apps can track your activities

Apple Music

  • Share your favorite lyrics via “message”, Facebook and Instagram snapshots. Subscribers can play the clips in “message” without leaving the conversation
  • City rankings show popular music in major cities

iOS 14.5 Podcast

  • The “Program Page” of “Podcasts” has a new design to make it easier for you to start listening
  • Can automatically add episodes to the “library” for quick access
  • Download behavior and notification settings can be customized for each program
  • Popular categories in “Leaderboards” and “Search” can help you discover new shows
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5G improvements

  • Smart data mode improvements deeply optimize the use of 5G networks on iPhone 12 models. This optimizes the battery life as well as the data usage
  • 5G international roaming now works on the iPhone 12 series. However, the operator needs to support this service.


  • Report accidents, dangerous road conditions, or road constructions along the way through Siri on the iPhone or CarPlay
  • The time of arrival (ETA) can be shared not only while driving but also while cycling or walking. Let Siri share it for you, or tap the route card at the bottom of the screen, and then tap “Share Arrival Time”


  • Reminders can be sorted by “Title”, “Priority”, “Due Date” or “Created Date”
  • Adds an option to print a reminder list


  • Long press the play button to adjust the playback speed of the translation

Play games

  • Support Xbox Series X|S wireless controller or Sony PS5 DualSense wireless controller


  • When driving, you can use the new Siri or keyboard control in CarPlay to easily share the arrival time in Apple’s “Map”

This Apple update also fixes the following issues:

  • In some cases, the information at the bottom of the dialogue may be obscure because of the keyboard.
  • Deleted information may still appear in the “spotlight” search
  • “Message” may have been unable to send text in some conversations
  • Some users can load new emails in “Mail” only after restarting the device
  • Incoming call blocking and identification may not be displayed in the “Phone” settings
  • iCloud tabs may not appear in the Safari browser
  • iCloud Keychain may not turn off
  • Reminders created through Siri may accidentally be set to the early morning hours
  • The battery health report system will recalibrate the maximum battery capacity and peak performance capacity of iPhone 11 models to solve the problem of inaccurate battery health report estimates encountered by some users
  • Optimized to reduce the low light that may appear when the black background is displayed in low brightness on the iPhone 12 model
  • AirPods’ “Auto Switch” sends audio to the wrong device
  • AirPods “Auto Switch” notification may not be displayed or displayed repeatedly

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