Just in case you missed it, one particular highlight included in the iOS 14.5 beta is a feature that allows users to easily access their iPhones while wearing a mask. This somewhat acts as a two-step verification approach, where the user is required to unlock their Apple Watch first and then their iPhones via a “watered down” FaceID scan. Naturally, you would need an Apple Watch that is running the WatchOS 7.4 beta in order to use this feature.
Other notable features new to the iOS and iPadOS update include PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S controller support, AirPlay 2 support for Fitness+, and a new Type to Siri interface. The 14.5 beta also comes with Apple’s App Tracking Transparency measure which now requires app developers to request user consent before enabling any built-in data tracking functionalities.