iOS 13.5 Released


As the title says, Apple has released an update to iOS. One addition they tout is altering Face recognition to cope with face masks. Since my iPhone 8+ dues not use Face recognition, this is of no interest to me, but Apple says that 13.5 also has (undefined) bug fixes.

Accordingly, I went ahead with downloading and installing iOS 13.5. No negative effects observed so far . . .

- Tom -

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It also adds Multiple call

It also adds Multiple call recipients for FaceTime.

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Thanks for the heads up. I usually wait a bit for the bugs to flesh out.

No problems...

...observed so far.

Ted - Garmin Nuvi 1450 LM

13.5 Release Notes

Updated 2 iPhone XRs, 7th gen and 6th gen iPads without any issues.

13.5 release notes

Face ID and Passcode

Simplified unlock process for devices with Face ID when you are wearing a face mask
Passcode field automatically presented after swiping up from the bottom of the Lock screen when you are wearing a face mask
Also works when authenticating with the App Store, Apple Books, Apple Pay, iTunes, and other apps that support signing in with Face ID

Exposure Notification

Exposure Notification API to support COVID-19 contact tracing apps from public health authorities


Option to control automatic prominence on Group FaceTime calls so video tiles do not change size when a participant speaks

Emergency Services

Option to automatically share health and other essential information from your Medical ID with emergency services when you place an emergency call (US only)

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WIll update iphone6s today