From a product perspective, Apple in recent years has obviously disappointed. Because from the perspective of product technology improvement, Apple’s annual products are more like a routine upgrade, which is difficult to bring people to the original surprise. Perhaps it’s because Apple’s influence is getting bigger and bigger. It doesn’t want to try and make mistakes because of innovation. It just wants to use stable and mature technology. But what is certain is that although products rarely have bright moments, the IOS system is still Apple’s “ace”.
It can be said that the iOS system is the “soul” of Apple’s iPhone, which is also something that many apple fans know. Therefore, in Mingmei’s opinion, as long as a new version of iOS is released, it will attract the attention of iPhone users.
Today, Apple’s iOS 14.5 beta has been released. From Mingmei’s personal perspective, this version of the iOS system is still worth updating. But it should be noted that if you are not an iOS beta user, I suggest not to try.
After all, the beta version has some bugs.
Well, let’s continue to talk about the iOS 14.5 beta. In fact, the most important reason why this version of the system is worth updating is that it has made a solution to the inconvenience of unlocking when iPhone users wear masks.
In other words, after upgrading to the iOS 14.5 beta version, the iPhone using FaceID can work with AppleWatch. When the user wears a mask, it can directly skip the password and FaceID to unlock it.
There is no doubt that this solution is extremely practical for a considerable number of iPhone users.
Then let’s take a look at the specific details of unlocking the iPhone while wearing a mask after the iPhone is upgraded to iOS 14.5:
First, upgrade and update your iPhone to the latest version of iOS 14.5beta1 beta system, and then upgrade and update your Apple watch smartwatch to the new watchOS 7.4 system.
The user needs to first wear the Apple watch smart watch on the wrist, turn on the wrist detection function of the Apple smart watch, and turn on the password at the same time, and then set it in the Face ID and password in the iPhone settings.
After setting, if the user needs to unlock the iPhone through faceID while wearing a mask, the iPhone will automatically be unlocked through the Apple Watch. When the iPhone is unlocked, a tactile feedback notification will be received on the Apple Watch to notify that the iPhone has been unlocked by the Apple Watch. The user can also lock the iPhone through the Apple watch smart watch.
Of course, after the iPhone is upgraded to the new iOS 14.5 operating system, the iPhone can only be unlocked through the Apple watch, and other operations cannot be performed, such as using Apple pay, which still requires the user to enter a password to complete.
Mingmei Unlimited still wants to reiterate that the condition for iPhone to wear a mask to unlock the phone is to upgrade to the new iOS 14.5 system, which needs to be used with Apple watch smart watches, and Applewatch smart watches need to be upgraded to watchOS 7.4 new system.
Therefore, Mingmei Infinitely summarizes the following conditions to use this function:
- Upgrade iPhone and Apple Watch to the latest iOS 14.5 and watchOS 7.4 beta version;
- Face ID needs to detect that the user has worn a mask;
- Apple Watch must be worn on the wrist;
- Apple Watch is unlocked and password is enabled.
After the iPhone is upgraded to the iOS 14.5 beta system, go to Settings-Face ID and Password, and you will see the new “Unlock with Apple Watch” option.
In addition, it’s also worth mentioning today that after the iOS 14.5 update, Apple will begin to implement its application tracking transparent privacy feature, which will require application developers to ask and obtain user permission to obtain a random advertising logo called IDFA To track user activity on applications and websites. It is understood that IDFA is the only advertising identifier in Apple’s system and plays an important “bridge” role in affiliate advertising.
Later, when the application wants to access IDFA, the user will see a prompt with the option of “allow tracking” or “require application not to track”. These features have been implemented in iOS 14 and developers can use them, but in iOS 14.5, they are necessary, not voluntary.
IDFA, selecting “Require application not to track” will prevent application developers from accessing users and must respect the user’s tracking preferences. Failure to comply with this rule may result in the application being deleted from the AppStore. You can manage tracking preferences by entering Settings>Privacy>Tracking.
And China is the country with the fastest 5g network construction, many people have two SIM cards at the same time, and this iOS 14.5 update caters to the needs of domestic consumers, which is why the iPhone 12 can get domestic consumption after it goes on the market The biggest reason for the fans’ love.
By the way today, according to foreign media reports, a new framework called “FinHealth” appeared in the iOS 14.5 Beta code, which means that iOS 14.5 may introduce new financial health functions to remind users to improve their finances situation.
According to reports, the new FHSmart function will be able to use the machine learning function associated with the “wallet” application to automatically analyze user expenditures based on information such as merchants, recurring expenses, and irregular purchases, and make recommendations for users based on this to help users change Manage finances well.
Mingmei understands infinitely that although iOS has many functions for protecting privacy and financial health, these functions are currently only used for Apple Card. If Apple provides financial health functions to all iPhone users through the “Wallet” application, it will have a greater role.
In addition, iOS 14.5 has support for gamepads, and Siri will become smarter. The IOS 14.5 system not only supports the iPhone 12 series, all previous iPhones that support face id can be upgraded and use these functions. Such as iPhone X series and iPhone 11 series. And this new feature has won praise from the fans, and they all expressed that happiness came too timely.
Of course, Apple will close the verification channel of the old version of the iOS system after a period of time after the new version of the iOS system is pushed to upgrade. The new iOS system will not be downgraded to the old version of the iOS system. This allows the iPhone to use the latest version of the iOS system. , Which also makes the iPhone more secure.
The official version of iOS 14.4 has already been updated to the iPhone. I don’t know if your iPhone has been upgraded to the official version of iOS 14.4. Now Apple has officially closed the verification channel of the iOS 14.3 system. iOS 14.4 cannot be downgraded to iOS 14.3.
The iOS 14.4 system upgrade has fixed some security vulnerabilities, so it is recommended that you upgrade and update. In addition, the official version of iOS 14.4 also adds the camera detection function. If the iPhone 12 uses a camera that is not officially certified, there will be a warning. I see a warning in the iPhone’s settings. Of course, this will not affect your use, but it will increase the difficulty of third-party repairs.
In addition, Ming Mei has experienced the latest beta version of iOS 14.5:
In fact, when I just updated the iOS 14.5 beta version, Mingmei Wuyi also took a look at the update introduction, and then found that my mobile phone can indeed enable dual 5G, but the daily use is still 4G data and wireless network, after all, 5G is too much.
Then there is the signal and battery life this time. The signal feels that there is no big problem, and it took a day to find no interruption.
In terms of battery life, the power consumption of this beta version is really high when used in the morning, but after it is fully charged at noon, it will last longer in the afternoon than in the morning, and it is not much different from the previous version. Maybe it is a new system. Update the common problem.
Upgrade suggestion, it is not recommended for everyone to upgrade at the moment, after all, it is still a beta version.
Finally, what Mingmei Wuxian wants to say is: As far as it is concerned, Apple Watch unlocking iPhone not only provides users with a new unlocking method, but also helps to promote Apple Watch sales and demonstrates the strength of the iOS ecosystem.
There have been rumors that this year’s new iPhone may be equipped with under-screen fingerprint recognition technology. Now that Apple has launched the Apple Watch to unlock the iPhone, does it mean that the under-screen fingerprint version of the iPhone is gone? First of all, we must first understand that the rumors do not mean that they are true. Secondly, even if Apple launches an under-screen fingerprint version of the iPhone, there is no conflict with the Apple Watch to unlock the iPhone. This is the same as the Android smart lock, they are more like auxiliary Unlock function.
Of course the question is, would you choose an Apple Watch for this feature?
Finally, as we all know, in addition to being well-known for its hardware and industrial design, Apple also has a strong software ecology and privacy security, which has greatly attracted the favor of many users. iOS 14.5 started to rectify privacy. Mingmei is not surprised at all. After all, Apple has always advertised itself and put user privacy first. As an ordinary user, Mingmei Wuxian also hopes that Apple will strike a balance between openness and ease of use and privacy protection.
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