KEY POINTS

  • The iOS 14.5 update is now available after a series of public betas
  • The new controller support also works well with PlayStation Remote Play
  • The new update also offers improvements on how 5G is used on iPhone 12

The latest iOS 14.5 update brings delight to mobile gamers as it introduces native support for next-generation gaming consoles' PS5 and Xbox Series X controllers to iPhone and iPad.

After a series of public betas, the iOS 14.5 update is now available with a host of new features for iPhone and iPad. For gamers, the most remarkable feature is the native support for PS5 and Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S controllers. iPhone and iPad users can now sync their PS5 DualSense or Xbox controller with their device using the built-in controller support and play games and other supported apps.

While other users could do this in the past using some workarounds, the new iOS 14.5 update offers an easier and less prone to breaking way. The new controller support also works well with PlayStation Remote Play. The iOS update's launch is perfectly timed as Microsoft is currently conducting the Xbox cloud gaming beta test on iOS devices.

ps5-dualsense-triggers Sony's new haptics feel truly next-gen. Photo: BestBuy

This is a new way of enabling users to stream games directly to their devices using the Safari browser. The current beta also allows testers to stream games to the PC using the browser. Unfortunately, the testing is invite-only for now. With the new iOS 14.5 update, gamers would find it easier to play their favorite PS5 and Xbox Series X games even if they are not in front of their TVs.

Apart from this, another notable feature that iOS 14.5 update introduces is the improvement of how 5G works on iPhone 1. Apple says that the "Dual SIM support enables 5G connectivity on the line that's using cellular data on iPhone 12 models." The Cupertino-based tech giant has allowed support for 5G in dual-SIM mode. 

Before, users were limited to 4G LTE if they had a couple of connections enabled at the same time. If iPhone 12 users want 5G, they have to turn off one line. However, with the new update, this is no longer necessary. The caveat, however, is that 5G will only be enabled on the line which uses cellular data, which means, users cannot have two 5G lines.