Apple's iOS 14.7 arrived last month, and although it was a small update, it delivers a few handy new features likefor the and managing timers on your . Apple's previous update, iOS 14.5, came in April and brought the abilities to unlock your iPhone with , for advertising purposes and . The tech giant's next operating system update could be coming soon. Although the general release for isn't expected until the fall, you can .
Here's what you need to know about iOS 14.7. Plus, check out.
You can download iOS 14.7 now. Here's how
Since Apple released iOS 14.7 to the public, you should get a prompt telling you that iOS 14.7 is now available and asking if you'd like to download it. Or you can do the following:
1. Open the Settings app.
2. Select General.
3. Tap Software Update.
Your device will connect to Apple's servers and prompt you to download and install the update. Follow the prompts to complete the installation. When your device reboots, it will be running iOS 14.7. (Check out our.)
What devices does iOS 14.7 work on?
iOS 14.7 is compatible with all the same devices as iOS 14. Generally, these include the iPhone 6S all the way up through the iPhone 12, along with the iPhone SE and the seventh-gen iPod Touch. For the.
New features included in iOS 14.7
The latest operating software update appears to be smaller, and focused on under-the-hood changes. Here are some of the features included in the final beta version.
MagSafe battery pack support for iPhone 12
If you have an iPhone 12 (any model), iOS 14.7 will allow for, so you can buy a that will magnetically attach to your phone and charge it on the go.
Set timers on your HomePod using the Home app
While you've been able to set timers on HomePod for a while, you previously needed to do this using Siri. In iOS 14.7, you can set a timer for your HomePod through the Home app without having to ask Siri, as 9to5Mac found in the developer beta code. The new option is located below HomePod alarms.
Weather app air quality feature expanding to more countries
iOS 14 added the ability to see air quality measures in the Weather app, but only in a few regions. In the iOS 14.7 developer beta, this feature appears to be expanded to more countries, 9to5Mac spotted.
Changes to your Podcasts library
Your Podcasts library will allow you to choose to see all shows or only shows that you follow.
Apple Card Family
If you use the Apple Card, iOS 14.7 offers the option to combine credit limits and share one co-owned account with an existing Apple Card user.
Battery drain bug fix
Several people have reported an issue with theirsince updating to iOS 14.6. It's unclear whether Apple is addressing this issue in iOS 14.7, but the release notes say that a battery service message that might've disappeared after reboot on some iPhone 11 models has been restored.
For more, check out some of the. And before you make any OS updates, .