Technology iOS 14.1 now available with support for 10-bit HDR video playback
Upgrading to iOS 14 or iPadOS 14? Good, just do this first
Apple just released the latest operating systems for your iPhone and iPad, but before you install them, get your devices ready.iOS 14 has plenty of goodies for iPhone users.
- Apple rolled out iOS 14.1 and iPadOS 14.1 for iPhone and iPad on Tuesday.
- The biggest update for iOS 14 since the software was released last month, iOS 14.1 includes support for 10-bit HDR video playback and fixes a bunch of annoying bugs.
- iOS 14.1 will likely be preloaded on iPhone 12 devices out of the box.
Apple has released the first major update for iOS 14 ahead of the iPhone 12’s release date on Friday. The big addition of this update is support for 10-bit HDR video playback and editing on all iPhone 8 and newer devices, but it also features a number of bug fixes for widgets, emails, calls, UI problems, and more.
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Here are the full release notes for iOS 14.1 from Apple:
- 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
Apple snuck out iOS 14.2 beta 1 while you were sleeping – download it now
Apple has quietly released iOS 14.2 beta 1, which is available to anyone with access to a developer account. The developer release includes a few notable user interface changes for media playback controls on the Lock screen and Control Center. Shazam now gets its own Control Center shortcuts, which will work with any music source, including the iPhone, and even when headphones are in use. Apple surprised developers and regular iPhone, iPad, and watchOS users earlier this week when it announced that the final versions of iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and watchOS 7 would roll out.
If you’re wondering whether or not your device is compatible with iOS 14.1 or iPadOS 14.1, we put together a full list below that contains every compatible device. If your device is on there, you’re good to go:
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone SE (1st generation)
- iPhone SE (2nd generation)
- iPod touch (7th generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation)
- iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation)
- iPad Pro 11-inch (1st generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st generation)
- iPad Pro 10.5-inch
- iPad Pro 9.7-inch
- iPad (7th generation)
- iPad (6th generation)
- iPad (5th generation)
- iPad mini (5th generation)
- iPad mini 4
- iPad Air (3rd generation)
- iPad Air 2
As we’re sure you know by now, installing a new iOS or iPadOS update on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch couldn’t be easier. Just navigate to Settings> General> Software Update and then tap “Download and Install” at the bottom of that page. If you want, you can also install the update through iTunes by connecting your iOS device to a computer. Whichever method you choose, just make sure to back up your device before installing the update.
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