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iPhone users must download iOS 13.5 for this reason alone [How to install]

Apple has finally rolled out iOS 13.5 for all its iPhone users who can finally unlock their FaceID-enabled iPhones easily while wearing a face mask. The software was under trial earlier this month and Apple began the process to address a major pain-point that iPhone users experienced during the COVID-19 epidemic.

With coronovirus spreading like wildfire and adding more and more cases with each passing day, people around the world have developed new habits in life. Wearing face masks in public has become commonplace now, but iPhone users have not been happiest, especially those who rely on FaceID to unlock their devices.

Face mask on face id

Using FaceID-enabled iPhones has proved quite challenging, including all models after the iPhone X these days. On one hand, it is reassuring to see that the face mask works effectively to deny the owner access even when wearing a mask. But on the other hand, it adds an extra step of reducing the face mask to allow the iPhone to scan its face and unlock it.

With the new update, if a user wearing a face mask moves up from the bottom, the option to enter a passcode will be offered immediately. This saves only a few seconds, but makes a big difference in terms of user experience.But Apple has heard the plight of millions of iPhone users and they have been cured. Apple has rolled out iOS 13.5 stable versions for all iPhone users, including a special feature that detects that the user is wearing a mask and speeds up the iPhone unlock process without compromising security.

Contact Tracing Update

Google and Apple have joined hands to develop a system that can be used by health officials to create contact-tracing applications aimed at slowing the spread of coronovirus. Since iPhones and Android smartphones account for 99 percent of all smartphones, this system can effectively help.

Apple-Google contact tracing system bans GPS
This is how the Apple-Google contact tracing system works

With this, the iOS 13.5 update brings an exposure notification API to further the cause. If the user enables this feature and there is a public health app on the iPhone, the signals will be sent regularly. The API will also download a list of keys for the beacon, which it will cross with those who have tested positive for COVID-19 and notify the user if they are in contact with any of the coronovirus patients Huh.

FaceTime call

For the above reasons you should be enough to download iOS 13.5, but you will also have to make another important change to enhance your user experience. This feature is a welcome change if you continue to use FaceTime during COVID-19 lockdown to connect with friends and family, which is usually a group call. The new software update will allow you to turn off the feature in a group FaceTime call that automatically changes the size of participants’ tiles while speaking.

Apple, iOS 12,Group FaceTime (Apple India Press Kit)

How to install

Installing iOS 13.5 update on your iPhone is as easy as Settings> General> Software Update. Make sure the iPhone is connected to Wi-Fi before downloading the update. Once downloaded, the installation will take a few minutes, during which you will not be able to use the iPhone. If you have automatic updates turned on overnight, make sure the iPhone is plugged in to complete the installation by morning.

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