Apple rolls out iOS 13.5 GM update, added contact tracing and new unlock feature

Apple has started rolling out iOS 13.5 GM (Golden Master) version. With this new operating system update, users will get relief from the problem of unlocking the device by wearing a mask. Let us tell you that in the iPhone series launched since 2017, Apple has removed its physical fingerprint sensor (Touch ID). Because of this, users have to remove masks repeatedly to unlock their iPhone face. Due to the worldwide COVID-19 epidemic, wearing masks has become mandatory now. iPhone users face a problem to unlock their device.

Apple has brought an operating system change to overcome this problem that the users are facing in unlocking the phone. To overcome this problem of the company's users, the iOS 13.5 beta update has been rolled out. This update is currently rolled out for developers. Developers will test the upgrade to the Face Unlock feature in this new update, after which its stable version will be rolled out to users. Come, know about this new iOS 13.5 GM beta update. 


The company has rolled out this new GM update for iOS 13.5, iPadOS 13.5, watchOS 6.2.5 and tvOS 13.4.5 across platforms. Soon its final build version can also be rolled out for users. The company has also rolled out the COVID-19 tracing feature with this new update. This new update will help in unlocking the device faster.

Apple has stated in the note released with this beta update, 'In iOS 13.5 users will be able to unlock the device even by wearing a mask, with the passcode field added. Also, an exposure notification API for COVID-19 tracing has been added, which will help public health authorities with contact tracing. Apart from this, there will be an option to control automatic video tiles of group FaceTime calls with this update, as well as many improvements and bugs have also been fixed.

The Exposure Notification API rolled out with iOS 13.5 will help the government's public health department with COVID-19 contact tracing. The Exposition Notification API uses Bluetooth Low Energy to detect if you have been in contact with a COVID-19 infected person in the last 14 days.
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