Apple ships iOS 14.1 and iPadOS 14.1 to fix bugs and support new iPhones
Another day, another software update as Apple outs iOS 14.1 out there — just as those new iPhones and iPads get set to reach the first batch of customers.
Support for 10-bit HDR, bug fixes and more
iPadOS 14.1 includes improvements and bug fixes for your iPad. Here’s what Apple says it brings to you:
- Adds support for 10-bit HDR video playback and edit in Photos for iPad Pro 12.9‑inch (2nd generation) and later, iPad Pro 11‑inch, iPad Pro 10.5-inch, iPad Air (3rd generation) and later, and iPad mini (5th generation)
- Addresses an issue where some widgets, folders and icons were showing up in reduced size on the Home screen
- Fixes an issue where some emails in Mail were sent from an incorrect alias
- Addresses an issue where some users were occasionally unable to download or add songs to their library while viewing an album or playlist
- Resolves an issue where streaming video resolution could be temporarily reduced at the start of playback
- Addresses an issue in the Files app that could cause some MDM-managed cloud service providers to incorrectly display content as unavailable
Some features may not be available in all regions or on all Apple devices.
And a big HomePod improvement
Apple has also published an update for HomePod mini, enabling automatic set up and introducing the Intercom feature it announced with iPhone 12, which ships in November.
The update also improves Siri – Siri suggestions will appear in Maps, search requests can be sent to your iPhone and the device now recognises multiple users. You can also now add music to alarms.
Apple is currently beta-testing iOS 14.2, iPadO 14.2, watchOS 7.1 and tvOS 14.2, which mainly seems to offer a few appearance teaks and a prettier Watch app.