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Following the release of iOS 14.5.1 last week, Apple has stopped signing iOS 14.5, the previously available version of iOS 14 that was released in late April. With iOS 14.5 no longer being signed, it is not possible to downgrade to iOS 14.5 if you've already installed iOS 14.5.1.

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Apple routinely stops signing older versions of software updates after new releases come out in order to encourage customers to keep their operating systems up to date.

iOS 14.5 was a major update introducing a whole slew of new features from an option to unlock an iPhone with an Apple Watch while wearing a mask to Apple Maps accident crowdsourcing. The software also added dual-SIM 5G support, new emoji, AirTag support, and tons more.

iOS 14.5.1, the update that replaces iOS 14.5, addressed an App Tracking Transparency issue that prevented some users from receiving prompts from apps and it included fixes for two WebKit security vulnerabilities. Apple last week also stopped signing iOS 14.4.2.

Article Link: Apple Stops Signing iOS 14.5 Following Bug Fix iOS 14.5.1 Release
 

acorntoy

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14.5.1 introduced a major Siri bug, where she (or he) just stops talking. Dangerous when using CarPlay.


14.5.1 is a mess. Macrumors needs to run an article.
 

RexEchelon

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Since 14.5 Siri can’t even remember who was grandma when I say call grandma. She don’t remember any family titles anymore or nicknames I give a friend. Thank you Apple. 😣
 

acorntoy

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Wait, how do you even downgrade in the first place?

if you click “update“ instead of restore (as the tutorial says) you can go back without losing data And wiping he device.

As the macrumors article states though you only have a short period of time to do this before Apple stops allowing or “signing” the old release. Basically iTunes takes the file and checks servers to make sure Apple is allowing that to be used. It’s why you can’t restore without WiFi on a computer.
 
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hagar

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Since 14.5 Siri can’t even remember who was grandma when I say call grandma. She don’t remember any family titles anymore or nicknames I give a friend. Thank you Apple. 😣

This happens when Amnesia Siri is assigned to your device. Just to spice things up, there are different Siri personalities in rotation. The most common ones are:
Stupid Siri (I don’t know what you mean)
Amnesia Siri (where she doesn't know how to do something she could do 5 minutes earlier)
Too busy for you Siri (when she answers: just a moment…)
Crying wolf Siri (Something went wrong, when everything is fine)
Detox Siri (where she refuses to connect to the internet while you’re on 5 bars)
Obnoxious Siri (where she all of a sudden asks you which phone number to use to call your boyfriend when you always use the mobile number)

and the one I hate most:
trying to be funny Siri (when you ask her to remind you about this and she creates a reminder titled ‘this’)

just try again 5 minutes later and hope you’ll get a different Siri.
 
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RexEchelon

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This happens when Amnesia Siri is assigned to your device. Just to spice things up, there are different Siri personalities in rotation. The most common ones are:
Stupid Siri (I don’t know what you mean)
Amnesia Siri (where she doesn't know how to do something she could do 5 minutes earlier)
Too busy for you Siri (Just a moment…)
Crying wolf Siri (Something went wrong, when everything is fine)
Detox Siri (where she refuses to connect to the internet while you’re on 5 bars)
Obnoxious Siri (where she all of a sudden asks you which phone number to use to call your boyfriend when you always use the mobile number)

and the one I hate most:
trying to be funny Siri (when you ask here to remind you about this and she creates a reminder titled ‘this’)

just try again 5 minutes later and hope you’ll get a different Siri.
More like a sorry. Lol
 

pdoherty

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Did iOS 14.6 beta 3 fixes this issue yet?

For me on iOS 14.5.1 Siri interrupts each time itself after I dictated her a message in CarPlay.
For me in CarPlay I’ll eg voice prompts to record a text but then silence during the time when she’d normally be repeating it to me and then asking if I’m ready to send it. I’ll wait for the beep after and say “yes” and then the message fait’s to send (so it shows on the car screen). But if I open messages on the phone the message was sent.
 
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