Apple is testing iOS 13.5 for both developers and public beta users. iOS 13.5 update includes 3 key changes in response to COVID-19, if you are interested in trying out follow the below steps.
Should you try out installing the iOS 13.5 beta?
If you are so interested in the trying out new things then yes , you should try out but keep in mind with a chance to try out new things also comes with the few goodies like software bugs and performance issues.
If you are eager to try the new features in iOS 13.5 and accept the risk of some bugs, then this update is for you.
Here is how to install it on your apple devices (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch:
- Go to Apple’s Beta Software Program website by using the safari app on your apple devices.
- If you are public beta user click “sign in”. if you are a first time beta user choose “sign up” enter your Apple ID information, and agree to the terms and conditions.
- Tap to “Enroll your devices “tab in the upper – right corner , then choose iOS from the menu.
- After doing this , Apple will recommend that you perform a backup using iTunes, this is not compulsory but we recommend you to take a back up.
- Scroll to the install profile section of the website and choose “Download profile”
- Then authorize the download
- Open the setting app on you apple device
- At the top, you will see a message saying you have a profile ready to be installed; Tap that and install the profile as seen in the screenshots above.
- Your iPhone will now restart to complete the profile installation
- Once your iPhone has restarted, go to Settings > General > Software Update. You should now see the iOS 13.5 update ready to be installed.
So What’s new in iOS 13.5 ?
This update lays the groundwork for the exposure notification API developed by Apple and Google for COVID-19 contact tracing. Currently this is not working however as public health authorities are in the process of developing the application to take advantage of the API.
There are two material changes in iOS 13.5 prompted by COVID-19. First , Face ID can detect if you’re wearing a mask and skip directly to the passcode screen, this would make much easier to unlock your phone if you’re wearing a mask or face covering of any sort.
Secondly, there is new setting for Facetime that allows you to disable the shifting design during group face time calls. By default , the Facetime app automatically enlarges and shrinks faces in a group call based on who’s talking, but this can be overwhelming with more than a few people. Learn more about t
Secondly, there’s a new setting for FaceTime that allows you to disable the shifting design during Group FaceTime calls. By default, the FaceTime app automatically enlarges and shrinks faces in a group call based on who’s talking, but this can be overwhelming with more than a few people.
Once you’ve completed the initial install of the iOS 13.5 public beta, you’ll receive updates over-the-air just like you would for any other iOS version.
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