IOS 14.5.1 – The IOS Update with App Tracking Transparency

by | May 17, 2021

IOS 14.5.1 is recommended for iPhones 6s and later.  (Check Compatibility)

IOS 14 was a major update to the iPhone device and additional functions continue to added to the version since it was released in September 2020.

IOS 14.5.1 was a bug fix for version 14.5 with the latest version released on May 3, 2021.   

This version is recommended by the Senior Tech Club.

The most significant change to 14.5.01 is the addition of App Tracking Transparency.  This is a new privacy requirement where app developers must ask you for permission before tracking your activity outside of its own app.  Previously, there were apps that would track your iPhone activity for the purpose of advertising.  With this release, you will discover prompts where apps must ask for your permission to track your activity. 


See Apple’s IOS Announcement site for more details about each version since IOS 14.  

I  found no issues with the update and the process took about 60 minutes.   I also found no issues in the week following the release. 

Learn about our upgrade principles and track our upgrade recommendations online at: IOS Version Recommendation.

Upgrade Recommended!