Apple released iOS 13.5 on May 20, and as is traditional, Apple has now stopped signing iOS 13.4.1, making downgrading to that version of iOS no longer possible. Apple has also stopped signing iOS 12.4.6 for older devices.
Apple is known to stop signing older versions of operating systems after it releases a public update, as part of an effort to encourage users to keep their devices’ operating systems up to date.
While this is usually bad news to jailbreaking enthusiasts, it doesn’t really affect them this time around, as the recently released unc0ver 5.0 can jailbreak even devices running iOS 13.5.
The recently released iOS 13.5 includes the following fixes and features:
iOS 13.5 speeds up access to the passcode field on devices with Face ID when you are wearing a face mask and introduces the Exposure Notification API to support COVID-19 contact tracing apps from public health authorities. This update also introduces an option to control automatic prominence of video tiles on Group FaceTime calls and 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
– Exposure Notification API to support COVID-19 contact tracing apps from public health authorities
– Option to control automatic prominence on Group FaceTime calls so video tiles do not change size when a participant speaks
– Option to automatically share health and other essential information from your Medical ID with emergency services when you place an emergency call (US only)
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