May18 , 2021

    Apple’s iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2 Releases With New Emoji, Wallpapers, HomePod Intercom & more

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    iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch have been released by Apple. The update is just ahead of the new 5 G iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 mini, and tomorrow’s HomePod mini.

    iOS 14.2 has over 100 new emoji, 8 new wallpapers and additional bug fixes and enhancements on your iPhone.

    The following improvements for your iPhone are included in iOS 14.2:

    • More than a hundred new emoji, including animals, food, faces, household objects, musical instruments, gender emoji, etc.
    • Eight new light and dark mode wallpapers
    • Magnification can detect and report people in the neighborhood via the LiDAR sensor provided in iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max
    • Support for iPhone 12 MagSafe Leather Sleeve
    • Optimized battery charging for AirPods, which reduces the time your AirPods spend fully charged, to slow down the aging rate
    • Audio level notifications for headphones to alert you when audio level can affect your hearing
    • New AirPlay controls the entire entertainment stream
    • HomePod and HomePod mini intercom support with iPhone, iPad , Apple Watch, AirPods and CarPlay
    • Ability to connect HomePod to Apple TV 4 K for stereo, sound and audio from Dolby Atmos
    • Option to provide the participating public health authorities with statistics on exposure notifications without identifying you

    This release also resolves the following problems:

    • Apps on the home screen can be out of order
    • Viewfinder can look black when launched
    • The Lock Screen keyboard could miss touches when attempting to enter the passcode
    • Reminders may have been defaulting in the past
    • Content not displayed in the photos widget
    • When set to Fahrenheit the weather widget could display high temperature at Celsius
    • Weather precipitation chart description could mislead when precipitation stops
    • The recording of Voice Memos is interrupted by incoming calls
    • During Netflix video playback, the screen could be black
    • Apple Cash may not send or receive money when requested via Siri
    • The Apple Watch app may close unforeseen when it is opened
    • GPS workout routes or health data are prevented for certain users from syncing between Apple Watch and iPhone
    • Audio in the CarPlay dashboard is wrongly labeled as “Not Playing”
    • Devices can be prevented from wireless charging
    • Exposure notifications are deactivated when you restore iPhone backup from iCloud or transfer data from iPhone Migration to a new iPhone

    Please visit this website for information on the security content of Apple software updates:
    https:/apple.com/kb/HT201222