According to Apple’s launch notes for the second betas of iOS and iPadOS 14.5 that had been launched this morning, the replace introduces a brand new privateness characteristic that is aimed toward limiting microphone entry on the iPad with a Smart Folio.
On the iPad (eighth era), iPad Air (4th era), iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd era), and iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th era), when the Smart Folio is closed, the built-in microphone will mute, however builders have an choice to construct their apps to choose out.
iPad (eighth era), iPad Air (4th era), iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd era), and iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th era) now mute the built-in microphone when its Smart Folio is closed. To keep away from unnecessarily recording the muted sign, the default habits is to interrupt an audio session that’s utilizing the built-in microphone when the Smart Folio is closed. You can choose out of the interruption utilizing the brand new AVAudioSession.CategoryOptions overrideMutedMicrophoneInterruption, permitting the audio session to proceed taking part in uninterrupted whereas microphone enter is muted. For extra data, see Responding to Audio Session Interruptions.
The launch notes recommend that a number of bugs that had been within the prior beta have additionally been addressed. Siri can share ETAs once more in CarPlay, and autos can begin CarPlay if the iPhone is about to share contacts. Locations from Maps might be shared to Notes and Reminders, plus there are a number of different smaller fixes and tweaks.
There are additionally a number of identified points within the betas. The 11-inch iPad Pro and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro are unable to connect with exterior shows utilizing the USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter.
Today’s betas might also have outward-facing modifications that aren’t talked about within the launch notes, and if we discover new options, we’ll spotlight them in a separate article.