Apple recently seeded iOS 14.5 beta 4 and the latest update reveals that the company might let users download security patches individually from an OS update. The feature is designed to allow iPhone users to keep their smartphones secure without having to install the latest iOS update.
Apple seeded the fourth beta of iOS 14.5 a day ago, with new ‘City Charts’ Apple Music which will offer curated playlists of the most listened to songs from 100 cities around the globe. As per the release note, the playlists will be updated daily. But, the playlists have not yet appeared on the Music app.
iOS 14.5 code reveals that Apple might allow standalone iOS security fixes
This new change was discovered in iOS 14.5 beta 4. In Settings app > Software Update, there are is a new setting ‘Install Security Updates’ in the Automatic Updates interface. The company has also renamed ‘Download iOS updates’ to ‘Download New Updates’.
As of now, there are not many details known about the new setting but it is a big step for Apple to show flexibility regarding iOS updates.
Other new features discovered in iOS 14.5 beta are
- New ‘Silence Unknown Caller’ prompt
- Redesigned Apple Podcast UI
- New ‘Item Safety’ feature for AirTags and Bluetooth trackers
- Redesigned ‘Find My’ app with items tap and ‘Find My network’ option
- Option to change the default music player
- Unlock iPhone while wearing a mask via Apple Watch
- App tracking transparency controls
- Support for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X controllers
- 200 new emojis