Reporter / Wang Xinci
Affected by the epidemic, masks need to be worn on several occasions, which makes the facial recognition feature of Apple mobile phones unavailable most of the time. The beta version of iOS 14.5 released in early February will greatly improve this issue. The unlock feature allows Face ID to detect the face worn by a mask or part of the mask, and can be unlocked when it detects that an Apple Watch is set to activate this quick unlock feature within range of Bluetooth connections.
In the trial version, many testers said that the process of setting up the connection of two machines is cumbersome and that there are many more videos or educational articles on the Internet, and the most important thing is that you must have an Apple Watch to perform Therefore, most reviews tend to go back to the fingerprint unlock feature.
Also, for the emoji update, love and burning heart wrapped in bandages were added and the black emoji of the original headphones was converted into the shape of AirPods Max. There have been many emojis for same-sex couples before, and this update also includes different skin tones, beards and other shapes, so that users can choose more suitable for the real situation. In addition, in response to safety issues, a safety helmet was added to the character’s head with the original “rock climbing” emoji.
Depending on the update from the previous version, users may take a month or two to wait until the official version of iOS 14.5. If you’d like to be the first to experience the new features, you can register your Apple ID on the Apple Beta Software Project website and download it for use. However, the public beta is still an unofficial version and its features and performance may not be as stable as the official version. It is recommended that you back up your iPhone before downloading it; in addition, it is also recommended to install it on a device that is not used or running for security reasons.