iOS 14.2 is right here with new emoji and wallpapers, an extended listing of bug fixes

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Enlarge /. The iPhone 12 working iOS 14, and now (in case you select to replace) iOS 14.2.

Samuel Axon

At the moment Apple began rolling out iOS 14.2, iPadOS 14.2, tvOS 14.2, and watchOS 7.1 for supported gadgets. The final replace for iOS and iPadOS was iOS 14.1 on October 22nd.

The brand new variations of iOS and iPadOS add 100 new emoji, together with “animals, meals, faces, home items, musical devices, gendered emoji, and extra,” in accordance with the discharge notes. iPhones and iPads have a brand new Shazam button within the management heart. Shazam, which Apple acquired just a little over two years in the past, algorithmically identifies songs by listening to them by the microphones within the gadgets. Earlier than the acquisition, it was additionally used as a sort of audio QR code for advertising activations throughout tv commercials and the like.

There are just a few modifications associated to AirPods too, together with variable battery charging to protect battery life (one thing Apple has already carried out in different gadgets) and notifications to let when your quantity is up sufficient to Trigger listening to harm. Apple promised this with iOS 14 when it initially launched.

Lastly, there are eight new wallpapers (every for Darkish and Gentle mode), new HomePod options and tweaks, plus a ton of bug fixes and different minor options and modifications.

An replace for Apple Watches – watchOS 7.1 – additionally accompanies as we speak’s iOS and iPadOS variations. It provides assist for extra well being monitoring capabilities in Russia and Korea, introduces the identical headphone quantity notification as in iOS / iPadOS, and fixes some bugs.

Listed here are Apple’s launch notes for iOS 14.2:

iOS 14.2 contains the next enhancements to your iPhone:

  • 100+ new emoji together with animals, meals, faces, home items, musical devices, gender emoji, and extra
  • Eight new wallpapers in mild and darkish mode
  • The magnifying glass can detect folks close by and report their distance utilizing the LiDAR sensor included in iPhone 12 Professional and iPhone 12 Professional Max
  • Help for iPhone 12 leather-based case with MagSafe
  • Optimized Battery Cost for AirPods to gradual the speed of battery getting older by lowering the time your AirPods are totally charged
  • Headphone audio stage notifications to warn you if the audio stage is prone to have an effect on your listening to
  • New AirPlay controls to stream leisure all through your own home
  • Intercom assist with HomePod and HomePod mini by way of iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, AirPods and CarPlay
  • Join HomePod to Apple TV 4K for stereo, encompass sound and Dolby Atmos audio
  • Possibility to supply statistics on publicity notifications to taking part well being authorities with out figuring out you

This model additionally fixes the next points:

  • Apps may be inoperative on the house display screen dock
  • The digicam viewfinder could seem black at startup
  • The keyboard on the lock display screen could miss touches when attempting to enter the passcode
  • By default, reminders may be reset to instances previously
  • The picture widget could not show any content material
  • The climate widget can present the excessive temperature in Celsius when it’s set to Fahrenheit
  • The outline of the precipitation map for the subsequent hour in Climate can incorrectly point out when precipitation will cease
  • Voice memos are interrupted by incoming calls
  • The display screen could also be black throughout Netflix video playback
  • Apple Money could not have the ability to ship or obtain cash when requested by Siri
  • The Apple Watch app would possibly shut unexpectedly when opened
  • Some customers are prevented from syncing train GPS routes or well being knowledge between Apple Watch and iPhone
  • Audio is incorrectly marked as “Not performed” within the CarPlay dashboard
  • Units may be prevented from being charged wirelessly
  • Publicity notifications are disabled when restoring iPhone from iCloud backup or transferring knowledge to a brand new iPhone utilizing iPhone Migration

And these are the iPadOS 14.2 launch notes, for probably the most half related:

iPadOS 14.2 contains the next enhancements to your iPad:

  • 100+ new emoji together with animals, meals, faces, home items, musical devices, gender emoji, and extra
  • Eight new wallpapers in mild and darkish mode
  • The magnifying glass can detect folks close by and report their distance utilizing the LiDAR sensor included within the iPad Professional 12.9 “(4th era) and iPad Professional 11” (2nd era).
  • The scene recognition within the digicam makes use of clever picture recognition to establish objects inside a scene and mechanically enhances the picture on the iPad Air (4th era).
  • Auto FPS within the digicam mechanically reduces the body charge when recording video to enhance recording in low-light circumstances and to optimize the file dimension on the iPad Air (4th era).
  • Optimized Battery Cost for AirPods to gradual the speed of battery getting older by lowering the time your AirPods are totally charged
  • New AirPlay controls to stream leisure all through your own home
  • Intercom assist with HomePod and HomePod mini by way of iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, AirPods and CarPlay
  • Potential to attach HomePod to Apple TV 4K for stereo, encompass sound, and Dolby Atmos audio

This model additionally fixes the next points:

  • The digicam viewfinder could seem black at startup
  • The keyboard on the lock display screen could miss touches when attempting to enter the passcode
  • By default, reminders may be reset to instances previously
  • The picture widget could not show any content material
  • The climate widget can present the excessive temperature in Celsius when it’s set to Fahrenheit
  • Voice memos are interrupted by incoming calls
  • The display screen could also be black throughout Netflix video playback
  • Apple Money could not have the ability to ship or obtain cash when requested by Siri

Lastly, the notes on watchOS 7.1:

watchOS 7.1 contains new options, enhancements, and bug fixes.

  • Provides the flexibility to be notified when the audio stage out of your headphones might have an effect on your listening to
  • Provides assist for the EKG app on Apple Watch Sequence Four or later within the Republic of Korea and Russia
  • Provides assist for irregular coronary heart rhythm notifications within the Republic of Korea and Russia
  • Addresses a problem that prevented some customers from unlocking a Mac utilizing Apple Watch
  • Fixes a problem the place some Apple Watch Sequence 6 house owners would possibly see the display screen go darkish after they elevate their wrist.

As well as, Apple has launched tvOS 14.2 with bug fixes, iOS 12.4.9 with bug fixes for iPhones not supported by iOS 14, and a small replace for Apple TVs earlier than tvOS. All updates needs to be obtainable worldwide on supported gadgets as we speak.


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