Apple rolls out iOS 13.5 with contact tracing API and Face ID upgrades

Just days after the golden master build of iOS 13.5 began rolling out the developers, Apple has released the final version of the update to the public. iOS 13.5 and iPadOS 13.5 are now available to everyone with an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, and bring a variety of new features and changes with them, including the Exposure Notification API that developers can use to build contact tracing apps to track the spread of the novel coronavirus.

iOS 13.5 also includes a “simplified unlock process for devices with Face ID when you are wearing a face mask.” From now on, the passcode field will be presented automatically if you swipe up on the Lock screen while you are wearing a mask. This also works whenever you are prompted to authenticate using Face ID in App Store, Apple Books, Apple Pay, iTunes, and other apps.

Other changes include an “option to control automatic prominence on Group FaceTime calls so video tiles do not change size when a participant speaks” and an “option to automatically share health and other essential information from your Medical ID with emergency services when you place an emergency call.”

If you’re wondering whether or not your device is compatible with iOS 13.5 or iPadOS 13.5, we put together a full list below that contains every compatible device. If your device is on there, you’re good to go:

As we’re sure you know by now, installing a new iOS or iPadOS update on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch couldn’t be easier. Just navigate to Settings > General > Software Update and then tap “Download and Install” at the bottom of that page. If you want, you can also install the update through iTunes by connecting your iOS device to a computer. Whichever method you choose, just make sure to back up your device before installing the update.

Source : BGR