Here’s when Apple iPhone users in India can get iOS 14.5 update with AirTags support, app transparency and more

Those in the US are expected to get it around 10AM PDT and the iPhone users in Japan may get it around 2AM JST (April 27).

| Updated on: Apr 26 2021, 09:54 IST
Apple iPhone.
Apple iPhone. (Unsplash)
Apple iPhone.
Apple iPhone. (Unsplash)

Apple already has its iOS 14.5 for iPhones, available for testing and feedback under the beta version. The firm is also said to release this version soon. However, now Macrumors has finally zeroed down the time when we can expect the iOS 14.5 to hit OTA to iPhones, based on different regions and countries. It goes without saying that Apple can anytime choose to push the release date or time forward due to some reasons. But for now, this is the best guess.

As per the list, the iPhone users in India are supposed to get iOS 14.5 on Monday (April 26), which is today. One can get it around 10.30PM IST. Those in the US are expected to get it around 10AM PDT and the iPhone users in Japan may get it around 2AM JST (April 27).

At the company's ‘Spring Loaded' event, Apple launched a handful of new devices, while finally announcing that the iOS 14.5 update will land sometime this week. The much-awaited update brings quite a few new features and privacy changes, which means that users should take a backup of their data and install it right away.

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Some of the most important features coming to iOS 14.5 include App Tracking Transparency, Dual SIM 5G support, alternative FaceID unlocking with masks and Apple AirTag support.

The most important one here is the App Tracking Transparency feature. Arguably Apple's most powerful push for privacy outside of its own apps and services, iOS 14.5 will force every app developer to ask you for your permission before it tracks you across apps on your iPhone or iPad. This will impact all third-party apps on the App Store.

Companies like Facebook have criticised the move, stating that it will negatively impact their revenue, but privacy advocates have praised Apple's decision, as it gives the user the ability to opt-out of pervasive tracking. The feature will be enabled by default and users will have to opt-in to have their data tracked by apps.

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First Published Date: 26 Apr, 09:54 IST
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