Ioshackz.com Apple Releases iOS 13.5 And iPadOS 13.5 With COVID-19-Related Features Apple today released the iOS 13.5 and iPadOS 13.5 updates to all eligible users. The updates can now be downloaded over-the-air onto your devices by going to Settings > General > Software Update.
iOS 13.5 introduces an Exposure Notification API to let public health authorities to begin developing COVID–19 contact tracing apps that reap the benefits of it. Most of the features are for health-related apps that will implement the new API, but there is a toggle that is built to allow users to opt-out of COVID-19 Exposure Notifications. So far, more than 22 countries have signed up to participate, and apps that use the API should be coming in the near future.
Apple has also tweaked the way a Face ID-supported iPhone unlocks when wearing a mask, where the passcode screen shows up instantly when an iPhone detects that a mask is covering the face after a user swipes upward.
Moreover, iOS 13.5 includes the ability to review users’ Medical ID settings when opening the Health app, allowing them to share Medical ID info during an emergency call and on the Lock screen. Apple says that it “can automatically send the information in your Medical ID to the dispatcher who answers your call.”
With iOS 13.5, users can now share songs from Apple Music on Instagram Stories as well as Facebook Stories. The update also contains references of Apple working on the CarKey API support.
There is a new section under the FaceTime settings called “Automatic Prominence,” which includes a toggle to disable the feature that automatically enlarges the tile of the person who is speaking, so now that all of the people using FaceTime are displaying in a grid with equal-sized windows.
Additionally, the update also fixes an issue where users may see a black screen when trying to play streaming video from some websites; it addressed an issue in the share sheet where suggestions and actions may not load. On the iPad, the iPadOS 13.5 update resolves security issues, including some that could lead to unexpected memory corruption or stability issues with the Mail app
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