Less than a week after seeding the release candidates for iOS 14.4, iPadOS 14.4, tvOS 14.4, and watchOS 7.3, Apple has today released the updates for all users. These are minor updates to the operating system and bring with it a few minor features, along with the usual crop of bug fixes.
iOS 14.4 brings with it the ability to scan smaller QR codes from the device’s camera, adds Bluetooth device categorization for headphones and other audio devices, and can now notify iPhone 12 series users if the device camera is not genuine and fails to be verified after a repair. There are other bug fixes, including one that fixes artifacts in HDR photos shot on the iPhone 12 Pro. There are also fixes for some keyboard issues. The release notes are similar for iPadOS 14.4.
As for watchOS 7.3, there is a new Unity watch face inspired by the Pan-African flag. The update also adds the Time to Walk feature for Apple Fitness+ subscribers – a new feature that lets users listen to pre-recorded inspiring stories when they go for a walk. The update also opens up the ECG function and irregular heart rhythm notifications to more regions including Japan, Mayotte, Phillippines, Taiwan, and Thailand. There is also a fix for the Control Center and Notification Center unresponsiveness.
The Cupertino giant is also releasing tvOS 14.4. However, the release seems to be a minor one with under the hood improvements, as there have been no feature additions through the testing phase. As for macOS Big Sur 11.2, the firm served the second release candidate just yesterday, so it is not clear if that version for Macs will make it to all users today.
As usual, these updates will be available for download over the air for all devices. You can also head into settings to check for these updates and download them.
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