Apple’s iOS 13.5 update is about to make your life easier with the facial mask, with the clearest sign that its next major iPhone software update is imminent.
The GM (Golden Master) version of iOS 13.5 is now available for developers, and it’s still the latest update Apple releases before its software updates are released.
The functionality of iOS 13.5 is illustrated by a simplified unlocking process for iPhones equipped with Face ID if you wear a face mask, according to the release notes via 9to5Mac.
This is good news for those who have trouble with Face ID, because you can unlock your phone right away with a password instead of waiting for the Face ID menu to fail twice, that’s how it is. currently works.
Apple’s face mask detection feature will work on any iPhone without a home button – so from iPhone 11 to iPhone X, but not iPhone SE 2 – when you swipe up from the bottom of the lock screen, or have to authenticate with the App Store, Apple Books, Apple Pay, or iTunes.
Contact tracing applications have been touted as an essential step in reopening countries and preventing the spread of Covid-19. Apple and Google are leading contract research efforts, developing functionality in their smartphone operating systems.
iOS 13.5 includes an “exposure notification API” to support Covid-19 contact tracking applications from public health authorities. No, these essential applications are not there yet – it is up to individual governments to create or activate them – but the framework is ready.
The Exposure Notification API uses Bluetooth Low Energy to determine if you have passed someone in the past 14 days and then tested positive for Covid-19 and then connected them to a centralized database. All of this happens anonymously.
Contract tracking apps will be the most important contribution of technology to help life get back to normal, and iOS 13.5 is the first step to get there.
For the moment, however, the ability to unlock your phone faster is the main reason to download the iOS 13.5 update as soon as it launches.