Apple, yesterday started rolling out iOS 14.5 alongside iPadOS 14.5 and watchOS 7.4 to its users. The update brought some features and one of the notable features the iPhone 12 series users got is the ability to have 5G connectivity in Dual SIM mode.
Prior to the update, the handsets were restricted to 4G LTE when you are using two SIM cards simultaneously regardless of being 5G ready. Now, users can only have one line on 5G connectivity and it will only be used for data according to the official changelog released by Apple.
Smart Data Mode can now switch to 4G LTE connectivity when you aren’t using your iPhone to help extend battery life.
Other Features Of iOS 14.5
Users can now unlock your iPhone with your Apple Watch if you are wearing a mask. A new ‘Unlock with Apple Watch’ option has been added in the phone’s settings, which should cause your iPhone to unlock automatically if you are wearing a mask and also your Apple Watch. This feature requires you to have also updated to watchOS 7.4.
App Tracking Transparency is also rolling out, and it lets you control which apps are allowed to track your activity across other companies’ apps and websites for ads or sharing with data brokers. Once this update is installed, apps that have to track you now need to ask for your explicit permission before they can do so and with one click you can allow or deny them.
iOS 14.5 also adds support for AirTag. Other improvements in this update include new emoji, sharing lyrics through Apple Music, new Podcasts app, redesigned News app, support for Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 controllers, and more.