Brighter iPhone features just revealed

Apple’s next iPhone update, unless there is a security issue that needs to be addressed urgently, as happened with the unexpected release of iOS 14.4.2, will be iOS 14.5. And it seems that the software is preparing wonderfully.

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You can read seven reasons why it can’t happen soon enough here, but in the last few days another developer beta has arrived, followed by a public beta, with some really cool new features.

Here are the coolest novelties that are almost here.

Battery recalibration

This happens for the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max. Apple might add more models with this feature in the future, but for now, the 11 are getting it. It was detailed in an Apple support document released on Wednesday, March 31.

It is designed to give you a very precise idea of ​​your battery’s maximum capacity and peak performance. Apple says, “Symptoms of this bug include unexpected battery drain behavior or, in a small number of cases, reduced peak performance capability. This inaccurate battery condition report does not reflect an issue with the actual battery condition.

It’s not an instant thing, by the way. As the post says, “This process may take a few weeks.” Of course, this is a background operation. You can use the phone normally during this time!

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Once you update to iOS 14.5 on your iPhone 11 series, the feature will start working automatically. Apple says that in a small number of cases, if the recalibration fails, an authorized vendor can “replace the battery free of charge to restore full performance and capacity.” Which is good news.

Two new Siri voices – and no gender

There are two new Siri voices included in iOS 14.5 and all options are now listed as Voice 1, Voice 2 and so on instead of male or female. As you install the update, you will be asked to choose the voice you want – it is no longer female by default.

When Apple executives introduced the voice assistant to Steve Jobs, who was ill in bed and as it turned out towards the end of his life, he apparently asked, “Are you male or female?” “. Siri’s response, “They didn’t assign me sex,” turned the mood up and made Jobs laugh.

Ask Siri now about their gender and response options include “Animals and French names have genders.” I don’t ”and“ I’m genderless. Like cacti and some species of fish.

Both new voices have American accents, but we can expect more nationalities to appear in due course – they are no longer called Accents by the way, as this section is now called Variety.

Is this the final version?

I would say yes, or almost. I’m assuming the general release will be next week or away the week after. More news as we go.

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