Apple has released iOS 14.2 update bringing in new emojis, wallpapers and a ton of bug fixes to iPhone and iPad. There are a couple of updates to HomePod and some specific updates for the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. The iPhone 12 Pro is already on sale in India and the iPhone 12 Pro Max is set to go on pre-orders later today.
Apple’s iOS 14.2 update brings in more than 100 emojis in categories like animals, food, faces, objects and more. It also adds eight new wallpapers that feature both light and dark mode versions. The update also adds audio level notification alerts to warn users when volume levels could impact hearing.
Some device-specific updates for the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max is the Magnifier’s ability to detect nearby people and report the distance using the phone's LiDAR sensor. The update also adds support for iPhone 12 Leather Sleeve with MagSafe connector. It also brings optimized battery charging to AirPods that ensures slow battery ageing.
HomePod and HomePod Mini are also receiving Intercom support for iPhone, iPad, AirPods, CarPlay and Apple Watch. The HomePod can now also connect to the Apple TV 4K for stereo surround sound and Dolby Atmos.
Apart from the feature updates, the new iOS 14.2 update also fixes a lot of bugs in the system. Some of these include instances when apps appear “out of order” on the home screen, camera viewfinder not responding, missing touch input on the lock screen and more. You can view the full list of bug fixes here.
The iOS 14.2 update has been released by Apple and iPhone users can check if they have received the update by following these steps.
Go to Settings and tap General.
Select Software Update from the list and you will see the latest iOS 14.2 updates.
Tap Download and Install and the update will be installed