On monday Apple officially launched both iOS 14.3 and iPadOS 14.3 to the general public. This is a pretty big update for the iOS and iPadOS, welcoming new features to the mix for both.
Here’s the official changelog for iOS 14.3:
iOS 14.3 includes support for Apple Fitness+ and AirPods Max. This release also adds the ability to capture photos in Apple ProRAW on iPhone 12 Pro, introduces Privacy information on the App Store, and includes other features and bug fixes for your iPhone.
Note: this update is delivered only for iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max.
With iOS 14.2.1, Apple is aiming to fix some issues for iPhone owners. The primary fix is for the iPhone 12 mini, with the software meant to fix a bug that could cause the Lock Screen to become unresponsive.
With this software update installed, this should no longer be an issue for iPhone 12 mini owners.
In addition, iOS 14.2.1 fixes an issue where some MMS messages may not have been received. Also, the software update addresses an issue where some Made for iPhone hearing devices could have sound quality issues when listening to audio from an iPhone.
The following method of entering the DFU mode has been used by Apple (by using the same button combination) since the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X. If you’re coming from an iPhone 7 or earlier, you’ll find this new button combination to be more complicated than before.
Here are the requirements to enter DFU (device firmware update)
Windows or Mac computer.
Latest version of iTunes installed or if you’re using a Mac, macOS Catalina.
Lightning to USB or Lightning to USB-C cable.
Before you begin, you should know that DFU mode erases your iPhone’s data. If you want your photos, texts, documents, or other data saved, you’ll need to back it up through iTunes or iCloud first.
Apple released iOS 14.2 which adds 13 new Emoji characters that Apple previewed earlier this year as part of World Emoji Day. New emoji options include fly, people hugging, ninja, black cat, bubble tea, bison, polar bear, blueberries, fondue, and more.
This update also features 55 gender and skin-tone variants, along with new gender-inclusive emojis that can be used as an alternative to gendered versions.
Latest iOS 14.2 update mainly focuses on the Control Center, introducing a new Music Recognition toggle. Yes, that’s right, the new control center toggle will instantly use Shazam to recognize music around you.
Apple made it faster and easier to use its music recognition app, Shazam, by adding this toggle in iOS Control Center. If you updated and don’t have it yet, make sure to check the Settings app > Control Center > Music Recognition toggle ON.
Sometimes you just need to identify exactly the device your are holding in your hands to see its specs, features or just to simply know the exact firmware you need to download in order to restore your iPhone, iPad, iPod or AppleTV.
getiOS.com is here to help you; we’ve included in our website a very simple and easy way to do that. Follow this link to get to the iDevice identifier. Just look up the A-model printed on your iDevice and insert it in the search box. We’ll provide useful information about your iDevice in seconds.
Apple released the first betas of iOS 14.3 and iPadOS 14.3 to developers. This is pre-release software and it’s meant specifically for developers.
That means you should probably avoid putting this on your daily iPhone / iPad, as the software may not be ready for daily usage and may contain bugs. As this is the first *developer* beta of iOS 14.3, do not expect a public beta as of yet.
Apple released iOS & iPadOS 14.2 to the general public with new Emojis, wallpapers, and other improvements. That said, the company has stopped signing the older iOS & iPadOS 14.1 firmware, just one week after the mentioned release.
The unsigning of a particular version of firmware means that iPhone and iPad users can no longer officially downgrade to it via Finder or iTunes.