Setting up iOS 14.5

How to Set Up Every iOS 14.5 Feature Worth Knowing About

David Murphy 10:30AM, March 5, 2021 START SLIDESHOW

It’s been just over a week since iOS 14.5 debuted, and we’ve spent a chunk of time going over the most interesting features the operating system has to offer. This is one update I wouldn’t wait to install, if for nothing else than it’s the only way your iPhone will tell you if someone has slipped an AirTag tracker into something you’re carrying around.

But once you chug through the download and installation process, you might feel a bit lost. After all, it’s not like Apple opens up a big “here’s what we added” window to kick off your brand-new iOS 14.5 life. To help with that, here’s a roundup of all of the major features, settings, and hidden gems that are worth knowing about. May it tide you over until iOS 14.6—which you can already start playing with right now, if you’re feeling ambitious.

In this guide, we’ll cover the following topics:

  • Automatically Change Your iPhone’s Screen Orientation For Different Apps
  • How to Sort Your iOS Reminders by Dates, Priorities, and Titles
  • How to Share Your ETA if You’re Driving, Biking, or Walking
  • How to Fix Your iPhone’s ‘App Tracking Transparency’ If It’s Grayed Out
  • Why Your iPhone Battery Is Recalibrating
  • How to Answer Calls With Your Voice
  • How to Add Lasers and Other AR Effects in Apple’s ‘Clips’ App
  • How to Set up Siri’s New iOS Voices
  • How to Tell If You’re Being Tracked by Apple’s AirTags
  • How to Change Which Apps Siri Uses to Play Audio
  • How to Take Screenshots in iOS Without That Annoying Pop-Up Preview
  • How to Report Traffic Accidents in Apple Maps 

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David Murphy is Lifehacker’s Senior Technology Editor. He has geeked out writing for The New York Times, Wirecutter, PC Magazine, Reviewed, Computer Shopper, and PCWorld.

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