Apple released new versions of its operating systems on Tuesday 20 October.
The focus in iOS 14.1 and iPad OS 14.1 is on various bug and security fixes, but it is likely that the update also offers support for the new
iPhone 12 models that will go on sale on Friday 23 October.
One of the issues that is fixed by the update is a problem some were experiencing when sending emails – the
Mail app would switch the address that the email was being sent from.
Read about the latest version of
iOS here, including the various problems people have been experiencing.
Apple mentioned the following changes in the accompanying documentation:
- Includes support for playback and editing of 10-bit HDR video in Photos for iPhone 8 and later.
- Fixes an issue that caused some widgets, folders, and icons to appear on the home screen with reduced size.
- Fixes an issue that caused apps to be removed from folders when widgets were dragged on the home screen.
- Resolves an issue with certain emails in Mail sent from an incorrect alias.
- Resolves an issue that could prevent incoming calls from displaying region information.
- Resolves an issue on some devices where selection of zoomed display mode and an alphanumeric passcode could cause the emergency call key on the lock screen to overlap with the text entry box.
- Fixes an issue that caused some users to occasionally not be able to download or add songs to the library while viewing an album or playlist.
- Solves a problem that could prevent zeros from appearing in Calculator.
- Addresses an issue with streaming video resolution that could be temporarily reduced at the beginning of playback.
- Resolves an issue that prevented the setting of a family member’s Apple Watch for some users.
- Fixes an issue that could lead to Apple Watch case being displayed incorrectly in the Apple Watch app.
- Resolves an issue in the Files app that could lead to some MDM-managed cloud service providers incorrectly displaying content as unavailable.
Unfortunately there still seem to be issues with the new ability to change your default email and eeb browsing apps, read:
Default apps bug in iOS 14 returns.
As usual, you would be wise to back up the contents of your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad before installing the update
Here’s how to back up an iPhone.
The updates are accompanied by a HomePod update that brings Intercom to the older models – read about
how to use Intercom here. HomePod version 14.1 also adds a number of bug and security fixes.
This article originally appeared on
Macworld Sweden. Translation by Karen Haslam.