Apple has finally released the iOS 14.7 update for their iPhones. And the iPadOS 14.7 and watchOS 7.6 for their iPads and Apple watches, respectively. The update brings many new features and changes throughout the devices, as noticed in the release notes.
One very noticeable feature of the iOS 14.7 is introducing support for the MagSafe battery pack across all iPhone models, including the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 mini & iPhone 12 Pro Max. The battery packs can be attached to the iPhone’s back and boost the battery capacity. Now anyone with the iPhone 12 and the iOS 14.7 can utilize this convenient add-on.
In addition, the new update also refines how the timers on the HomePod works by giving the Home App the ability to manage them. The Weather & Maps app can now provide people with an air quality index of a limited number of countries. These countries include Canada, France, Italy, Netherlands, South Korea & Spain.
The iOS update also brings the Apple Card Family feature, which lets users compound credit limits into a single co-owned Apple Card account. Lastly, the Podcast library now allows users to filter according to what shows they follow. An iPhone user can get this update by going to their settings app and navigating to General and then Software Update. Unfortunately, iOS 14.7 release notes do not introduce any performance updates or battery optimization updates for devices.
The update also introduces many bug fixes, including fixing the share playlist menu option missing from Apple Music and resolving an audio playback issue that stopped the audio in Dolby Atmos and Music Lossless Audio. Another bug fix also repairs the disappearing battery service message on iPhone 11. However, there has been no information on the Wi-Fi Hotspot bug in the release notes of iOS 14.7.
The update is not one of the most major feature updates that Apple has rolled out. This can be the case as the launch of iOS 15 is close, and Apple is looking forward to rolling out significant changes and performance upgrades with it. iOS 15 will roll out later this year, and it will bring major changes in the UI and significant feature updates. The updates include the ability to store driver’s licenses in the Apple wallet, FaceTime support for PC & Android, and much more.
Hence, not many changes iOS 14.7 update didn’t carry much with it, as Apple is preparing majorly for the iOS 15 update, which is assumed to be announced with the launch of iPhone 13.