Public beta versions of iOS and iPad OS 14.5 have been released, giving eligible users a first look at how their device will automatically unlock. iPhone while wearing face mask. The system, as 9to5Mac demonstrates, simply needs to be enabled in the settings menu, and will then allow you to use an unlocked Apple Watch on your wrist as a key. This way, when you’re away and trying not to give COVID-19 to anyone, you avoid the irritation of entering your code manually.
Other new features in the update include support for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X controllers for iOS games, as well as AirPlay 2 support for Fitness + classes. You’ll also get a new Type to Siri interface that now overlays your current screen, rather than taking you into the void of Siri. Naturally, you’ll also get a bundle of quality of life updates like sorting reminders, a modified podcast app, and more. All of this will eventually reach users whenever Apple sees fit.