iPadOS 13.5 has dropped!

It was nice to see iPadOS 13.5 drop this morning.  It is not a big release, but they do imply there is bug fixes and improvements we may not know about via the release notes. But I do like the simplified unlock when wearing a mask. And security updates is always good.

As always, I did the upgrade via the Finder so that I get an encrypted backup just in case.

I upgraded one iPad Pro 10.5 with no issues.


Release Notes:

iPadOS 13.5 speeds up access to the passcode field on devices with Face ID when you are wearing a face mask and introduces an option to control automatic prominence of video tiles on Group FaceTime calls. This update includes bug fixes and other improvements.

Face ID and Passcode
• Simplified unlock process for devices with Face ID when you are wearing a face mask
• Passcode field automatically presented after swiping up from the bottom of the Lock screen when you are wearing a face mask
• Also works when authenticating with the App Store, Apple Books, Apple Pay, iTunes, and other apps that support signing in with Face ID

• Option to control automatic prominence on Group FaceTime calls so video tiles do not change size when a participant speaks

This update also includes bug fixes and other improvements.
• Fixes an issue where users may see a black screen when trying to play streaming video from some websites
• Addresses an issue in the share sheet where suggestions and actions may not load

Some features may not be available for all regions or on all Apple devices. For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website:

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