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iOS 13.5 GM: final news and availability

One week after the release of the fourth beta of iOS 13.5 and iPadOS 13.5, Apple has released the corresponding Golden Master confirming that we are close to seeing the final update. In this article we recapitulate all the news known about this new software version.

What’s new in iOS 13.5

For those who are more green in the field of betas, it is worth remembering that the Golden Master is the same as the final version that all users receive but for developers. This way you can test that there is no bug in the final version that all users will receive. That’s why we have a clear indicator that in the next days we will attend the final release of the update. In any case you can know that iOS has an iPhone very easily.

iOS 13.5 GM: final news and availability
iOS 13.5 GM: final news and availability

iOS 13.5 is a very popular update as it includes the API for the development of health applications to combat COVID-19. It should be made clear that the tools are only given to the developers and does not come with a native application to know if the safety distance is being breached in any way. Now it will be the developers’ turn to take advantage of this API that has not been free of controversy, closely related to the possible violation of privacy.

But this is not the only novelty included. The list shared with the notes of this GM is accompanied by all these new features:

Apart from these new features related to the face unlock and FaceTime you have also solved two bugs . These are also specified in the notes attached to the GM and are as follows:

  • Fixes a problem where users can see a black screen when trying to play videos from some websites
  • Fixed a problem in the shared sheet where suggestions and actions might not load

The GM of iOS 13.5 and iPadOS 13.5 does not come alone, as the watchOS 6.2.5 update has also been released, which includes new areas and the arrival of the ECG function in Saudi Arabia.

Installation and availability

With the release of this GM, the update for all users is expected to arrive in the next few days, but if you don’t want to wait and want to try out all these new features, you can install the iOS 13.5 beta without being a developer or through the beta tester program. We are talking about a very stable version that should not give any kind of problem to those who dare to install it. But you always have to be very careful and do this test on devices other than the main ones.

It is always best to wait for the official release of the version, to save us any kind of trouble. As we have already said, it will arrive in the next few days and the new features it includes are not so important as to require urgent testing.

And you, have you already tried this new version of iOS?