After releasing the versions Golden Master of its operating systems, the day before yesterday, Apple released today the final versions of the iOS / iPadOS 13.5 (build 17F75) and the tvOS 13.4.5 (17L562) – remembering that the watchOS 6.2.5 it had already been released. Nothing yet for macOS Catalina 10.15.5.
Along with the new systems, Apple has also released for developers the Xcode 11.5 (build 11E608c), to create apps compatible with the new systems.
iOS / iPadOS 13.5
IOS / iPadOS 13.5 has support for framework «Exposure Notification» (“Exposure Alert”) which, as the name implies, will notify users who may have contacted people infected with the new Coronavirus (COVID-19).
THE framework, developed by Apple in partnership with Google, has already been requested and will be adopted by more than 20 countries; no Brazil or Portugal, so far. Android is also getting an update today with the news.
In addition, the news also involves improvements in Face ID (the password panel appears quickly when we are wearing a mask) and new options for the group FaceTime feature (option to turn off the feature that zooms in when a person speaks) and an option to automatically share your health information from your Medical Record with emergency services (for the moment, in the United States only).
In addition, as we already showed (when it was still called iOS 13.4.5), 13.5 comes with the possibility to share Apple Music songs via Stories Instagram and / or Facebook.
Here’s the changelog full official:
IOS 13.5 speeds up access to the code field on Face ID devices when you’re wearing a face mask and features the Exposure Notification API to support COVID-19 contact tracking apps offered by public health officials. This update also features an option to control the automatic prominence of video squares in FaceTime Group calls and includes bug fixes and other improvements.
Face ID and Code• Simplified unlocking process for devices with Face ID when you are wearing a face mask; • The code field is automatically displayed after swiping up from the bottom of the Locked screen when you are wearing a face mask; It also works when authenticating to the App Store, Apple Books, Apple Pay, iTunes and other apps that support Face ID sign-in.
Exhibition Notification• Exposure Notification API to support COVID-19 contact tracking apps offered by public health officials.
FaceTime• Option to control automatic prominence in FaceTime Group calls so that the video squares do not change in size when a participant speaks.
This update also includes bug fixes and other improvements.
• Fixes an issue where users could see a black screen when trying to play video streams from certain sites • Addresses a problem in sharing where suggestions and actions might not be loaded.
To update your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, just go to Settings »General» Software Update and follow the instructions on the screen.
If you prefer to install the update manually, here are the direct download links for iOS 13.5:
And here, the direct links for iPadOS 13.5:
- iPad Pro 12.9 ″ (4th generation)
- 11 ″ iPad Pro (2nd generation)
- 11 ″ iPad Pro (1st generation), 12.9 ″ iPad Pro (3rd generation)
- iPad Pro 10.5 ″ (1st generation), iPad Pro 12.9 ″ (2nd generation)
- iPad (5th generation), iPad (6th generation)
- iPad mini (5th generation), iPad Air (3rd generation)
- 10.2 ″ iPad
- iPad mini 4, iPad Air 2
- 9.7 ″ iPad Pro (1st generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9 ″ (1st generation)
IOS 13.5 also includes update 13.4.5 for HomePods, bringing “general improvements in stability and quality”. Nothing new.
Apple today also released the iOS 12.4.7 (build 16G192), probably bringing only bug and security fixes.
Apple doesn’t usually announce changes to the Apple TV operating system, but it most likely brings only a few general improvements and bug fixes.
Can you update your set-top box going Settings »System» Software Updates.
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Soon, we will publish a video on our YouTube channel showing all these main systems news. Stay tuned! ?
Update May 27, 2020 at 13:15
Only today did Apple update the support page with explanatory links related to security updates for the latest versions of its operating systems – the same page in Portuguese, however, remains out of date.
Regarding iOS / iPadOS 13.5, Apple confirmed that it fixed the vulnerability in Mail which allowed attackers to attack iPhones and iPads silently.
She also fixed the problem in CoreText that caused iPhones, iPads, Macs and Apple Watches to crash when receiving a certain string sent by iMessage.
As always, updates like these are highly recommended mainly due to such security fixes.