Apple releases iOS 14.7 with bug fixes, security enhancements

in iOS edited July 2021
A new update to iOS 14 has been released, bringing with them security features, general performance improvements, and bug fixes.

Apple releases iOS 14.7 and iPadOS 14.7
Apple releases iOS 14.7 and iPadOS 14.7

The new iOS 14.7 release is now rolling out after beta testing, and is available worldwide as Apple's content delivery network propagates.

Where those previous releases brought the controversial App Tracking Transparency, these appear to be focused more on performance improvements, and unspecified bug fixes. Following the unveiling of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, it's now unlikely that any update before those will be significant. There are at least two new features in support for Apple's MagSafe Battery Pack and Apple Card Family improvements.

Nonetheless, AppleInsider recommends waiting a few days before installing the update. Overall, it's important to keep iPhones and iPads up to date even when there are only a few new features. However, even minor updates can introduce problems.

That has happened with a previous developer-only beta release of iOS 14.7. Reportedly, a bug prevented some iPhones being able to make or receive calls.

The iOS 14.7 update includes a HomePod software update as well. It adds managing timers from the Home App, and assorted bug fixes.

Update 1:48 PM ET: Despite some initial signs and documentation pointing to a release of iPadOS 14.7 in parallel with iOS 14.7, it appears that the download of the update itself isn't fully available.

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  • Reply 1 of 7
    Better sort the battery life!
  • Reply 2 of 7
    got 14.7 for iPhone but still waiting on iPadOS 

    got watch but not mac update yet
  • Reply 3 of 7
    MurvelMurvel Posts: 24member
    ”Isn’t fully available”? Do, or do not, there is no try.
    edited July 2021 neilm
  • Reply 4 of 7
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 10,557member
    iPadOS 14.7 has apparently been delayed?
  • Reply 5 of 7
    bulk001bulk001 Posts: 734member
    Does Apple give any indication that this closes any of the Pegasus zero day vulnerabilities mentioned by Amnesty International?  It seems AI just went through the list of 50,000 compromised phone numbers that were leaked and asked people if they would let them do a forensic inspection of their phone. Apple has a lot more resources and technical understanding than a human rights organization and could probably make much more headway in understating what is happening if they did take a similar initiative to try and figure out what is going on. Hopefully they did or are in the process of doing that and put this company out of business. 
  • Reply 6 of 7
    fastasleepfastasleep Posts: 6,376member
    Hooray — Podcasts is fixed! No longer causing my iPhone to heat up, presumably this will fix the corresponding battery drain as well.
  • Reply 7 of 7
    bluefire1bluefire1 Posts: 1,285member
    After the update, my iPhone froze. Had to do a hard reset to get it working again.
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