On Monday night, Apple released iOS 14.7.1, a minor software update for the iPhone and iPod touch but one that certain users will keen to grab as soon as possible.
The new version fixes an issue with last week’s bigger
iOS 14.7 update – which added support for the
MagSafe Battery Pack, multiple HomePod timers and more – that prevented iPhone models with Touch ID fingerprint sensors from unlocking a paired Apple Watch using the Unlock with iPhone feature. The
bug didn’t affect iPhones based on Face ID, but was an irritation for the subset of Apple fans who own both an Apple Watch and an older iPhone based on Touch ID.
The update also includes a number of “important security updates”, according to Apple, “and is recommended for all users”.
update iOS on your iPhone you simply need to open the Settings app and go to General > Software Update, wait while the system checks for any available updates, and then tap Download and Install. If you’ve got Automatic Updates set to ‘Download iOS Updates’ and ‘Install iOS Updates’, you won’t need to do anything, although you can manually grab the update to get it sooner: auto updates happen overnight.
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Macworld Sweden. Translation and additional reporting by David Price.