iPadOS 14.5

Substitute receives update to version 2.0.11 with support for iOS & iPadOS 14.5

Following the launch of checkra1n version 0.12.3, which added official support for A7 and A11 devices running iOS & iPadOS 14.5, Saurik was quick to update Cydia Substrate so that those devices could enjoy reliable tweak injection.

But Cydia Substrate isn’t the only tweak injection method that works on the checkra1n jailbreak. So too does Substitute, and users of this alternative will likely be looking for a similar update. Fortunately for those folks, said update is now available in the form of Substitute version 2.0.11.

Cydia Substrate updated with fixes for iOS & iPadOS 14.5 users

The checkra1n jailbreak tool was updated to version 0.12.3 Thursday afternoon with official support for iOS & iPadOS 14.5 on A7-A11-equipped devices.

Worthy of note, checkra1n users are more likely than any other modern jailbreak user to be taking advantage of Cydia Substrate for tweak injection, so it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that Cydia Substrate received a similar update on the same day.

Why can’t I enable the “Allow Apps to Request to Track“ setting on my iPhone?

On April 26, 2021, Apple released the OS 14.5 update for the iPhone and iPod touch, the iPadOS 14.5 software for the iPad and tvOS 14.5 one for the Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD. With these software updates came a global toggle allowing users to tell all apps not to be tracked by default, bypassing the new privacy permission prompt altogether. Now, some people have experienced issues attempting to turn on the feature, with the “Allow Apps to Request to Track“ toggle grayed out in Settings. Here's why that's happening and what you can do about it.

How to set your preferred Siri voice in iOS 14.5

A featured image showing a Siri orb set against a dark background

For the sake of inclusion and diversity, Apple's Siri virtual assistant no longer defaults to a female voice in the United States. Instead, you can now set your preferred Siri voice as part of the setup process (or after the fact, like before). In addition, you can switch to one of the two new Siri voices available with iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5. Follow along with our tutorial to learn how to change Siri's default voice on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and HomePod.