iOS 14.2.1 has been released to fix iPhone 12 mini Lock Screen issue, MMS bug, and more

iOS 14.2.1 update

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.

New Emojis in iOS 14.2 software update

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.

Continue reading “New Emojis in iOS 14.2 software update”

iOS 14.2 adds a very useful new toggle in the Control Center – Shazam!

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.

Continue reading “iOS 14.2 adds a very useful new toggle in the Control Center – Shazam!”

Apple released first betas of iOS 14.3 and iPadOS 14.3 to developers

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.

iOS 14.1 is no longer signed by Apple servers

iOS 14.2.1 update

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.