iOS 14.5 beta has surprised us with several new features, including new options for unlocking the iPhone using the Apple Watch, changing the default music player for Siri and more. With the release of iOS 14.5 beta 2 earlier today, Apple added new actions to the Shortcuts app to take screenshots, change orientation locks and even change mobile data mode.
Med “Take screenshotAction, the shortcut quickly takes a screenshot so you can save it in your photo library, send it to another app, change the resolution, or do other interactions that the shortcut app offers users. Unknown shortcuts require the user̵
Another interesting new action is “Orientation lock, “Which, as the name suggests, allows the shortcuts app to turn the screen orientation lock on and off. The action can either turn on the orientation lock option each time you trigger it, or act as a button to always turn the option on or off. For example, you can activate orientation lock every time you open a particular app.
Furthermore, iOS 14.5 also comes with a new shortcut action that allows users to switch between mobile data modes using the app. “Voice and data modeAction offers options for setting the default network such as 5G, 5G Auto, 4G and 3G (the latter is only available on iPhone models without 5G). A utility case for this shortcut is to create an automation that changes the network at a specific time of day or at a specific location.
In addition to the new shortcut actions, iOS 14.5 beta 2 also comes with changes for the Music app and adds over 200 new emoji. The second beta of iOS 14.5 is currently available for developers and is expected to be released to public beta users later this week.
If you see any changes in iOS 14.5 beta 2, or the other new beta from Apple today, please let us know in the comments below or on Twitter @ 9to5Mac.
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