According to the latest news, just a couple of days ahead of the iPhone 12 sales, Apple has released iOS 14.1 update. This new operating system update brings a ton of bug fixes for various issues in iOS 14. Apart from just bug fixes, it also adds features to prepare the OS for the new iPhones.
iOS 14.1 brings support for playback of 10-bit HDR video. With this, users will not only be able to enjoy the playback but they will also be able to edit such videos in the Photos app. However, note that Apple is bringing this exclusively for iPhones 8 and above so if some user uses an older version of iPhone than iPhone 8 then he or she would not be able to play 10-bit HDR videos or edit them directly through Photos app.
Apple has tried to fix many bugs in its home screen with this update. iOS 14.1 fixes issues with widget sizes on the home screen and brings a fix for an issue where adding widgets to the home screen could remove apps from their folders. Interestingly, the entire changelog has a laundry list of fixes that have been added in this update. We have given a glimpse of the new features of the update below.
Before discussing the update let us remind you once again that this update will only work for iPhone 8 and above. If this condition meets, then you can install the update by simply going to “Settings”. Go to “General” and then to tap on “Software Update”. There is a possibility that you haven’t received the update yet even though you are using a later generation of iPhone than the iPhone 8. In that case, the update will eventually be rolled in your handset within two to three days.
iOs 14.1 update specifications:
- Adds support for 10-bit HDR video playback and edit in Photos for iPhone 8 and later.
- Addresses an issue where some widgets, folders, and icons were showing up in reduced size on the Home Screen.
- Addresses an issue where dragging widgets on the Home Screen could remove apps from folders.
- Fixes an issue where some emails in Mail were sent from an incorrect alias.
- Fixes an issue that could prevent incoming calls from displaying region information.
- Fixes an issue on some devices where selecting zoomed display mode and an alphanumeric .passcode could result in the Lock Screen emergency call button overlapping with the text input box.
- Addresses an issue where some users were occasionally unable to download or add songs to their library while viewing an album or playlist.
- Fixes an issue that could prevent zeroes from appearing in Calculator.
- Resolves an issue where streaming video resolution could temporarily be reduced at the start of playback.
- Fixes an issue that prevented setting up a family member’s Apple Watch for some users.
- Resolves an issue where the Apple Watch case material was displayed incorrectly in the Apple Watch app.
- Addresses an issue in the Files app that could cause some MDM-managed cloud service providers to incorrectly display content as unavailable.
- Improves compatibility with Ubiquiti wireless access points.