Apple releases iOS 14.5.1 with App Tracking Transparency bug fix and security patches

Apple has released iOS 14.5.1 and iPadOS 14.5.1 to all iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users. The update contains a bug fix for App Tracking Transparency and a few security fixes. The company has also released iOS 12.5.3 for older iOS devices with the same security fixes.

iOS 14.5.1 and iPadOS 14.5.1

What’s new in iOS 14.5.1 and iPadOS 14.5.1?

Here are the complete release notes from Apple:

This update fixes an issue with App Tracking Transparency where some users who previously disabled Allow Apps to Request to Track in Settings may not receive prompts from apps after re-enabling it. This update also provides important security updates and is recommended for all users.

The last major update was iOS 14.5, which released with over 200 new emojis, the ability to unlock iPhone using Apple Watch while wearing a mask, App Tracking Transparency, updates to built-in apps like Music and Podcasts, support for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X controllers, and much more. Apple is also beta testing iOS 14.6 currently, however, the only new features discovered in the beta so far are references to Apple Music HiFi, and the ability to update an iOS or iPadOS device to the latest Release Candidate without removing the beta profile.

Can you upgrade your iPhone to iOS 14.5.1?

iOS 14.5.1 and iPadOS 14.5.1 are compatible with the following iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models:

  • iPhone 6s and later
  • iPad Pro (all models)
  • iPad Air 2 and later
  • iPad 5th generation and later
  • iPad mini 4 and later
  • iPod touch (7th generation)

How to upgrade to iOS 14.5.1 and iPadOS 14.5.1?

To upgrade to the new software update, go to Settings > General > Software Update on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Make sure that you are connected to a stable Wi-Fi connection, and your device has at least 50% battery charge. If possible, we recommend keeping your device plugged in throughout the update process.

If you have Automatic Updates enabled in Settings > General > Software Update, and your device is plugged in for charging overnight and connected to Wi-Fi, it will update automatically.

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