Apple releases iOS 14.7.1, iPadOS 14.7.1 with Apple Watch TouchID unlock fix [u]

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in iOS edited July 26
Apple has released iOS 14.7.1 and iPadOS 14.7.1 with bug fixes including one that prevented the Apple Watch from being unlocked when connected to Touch ID phones.




The new releases will automatically download to devices, or can be installed manually by visiting the Settings app. Select "General" then "Software Update" to start the update right away.

The release notes mention only one specific fix for an issue related to Apple Watch unlock using the iPhone. Previously, iPhones with Touch ID would not unlock the Apple Watch automatically.

The releases replace the previous set, which were the final release versions of iOS 14.7 of iPadOS 14.7. Curiously, Apple released iPadOS 14.7 days after iOS 14.7 was available.

Apple is also currently beta-testing its milestone operating system updates for iOS 15, iPadOS 15, tvOS 15, and watchOS 8, which it is shaking down ahead of a fall launch.

Update: Apple confirms the update fixes a security vulnerability that may have been exploited in the wild.

Read on AppleInsider

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 10
    maccaguymaccaguy Posts: 69member
    Fingers crossed iPadOS 14.7.1 stops the AirTag battery drain on my iPad.
  • Reply 2 of 10
    JFC_PAJFC_PA Posts: 626member
    maccaguy said:
    Fingers crossed iPadOS 14.7.1 stops the AirTag battery drain on my iPad.
    If it’s serious disable it. 
  • Reply 3 of 10
    bonobobbonobob Posts: 307member
    The update is also available for my FaceID phone.  With any luck, it will fix the same problem on that.  Downloading it now.

    Edit to add:  No luck.  The unlock bug still exists with my FaceID phone.
    edited July 26 mbenz1962
  • Reply 4 of 10
    maccaguymaccaguy Posts: 69member
    JFC_PA said:
    maccaguy said:
    Fingers crossed iPadOS 14.7.1 stops the AirTag battery drain on my iPad.
    If it’s serious disable it. 
    Then there’s no use having an AirTag
    spock1234
  • Reply 5 of 10
    JFC_PAJFC_PA Posts: 626member
    maccaguy said:
    JFC_PA said:
    maccaguy said:
    Fingers crossed iPadOS 14.7.1 stops the AirTag battery drain on my iPad.
    If it’s serious disable it. 
    Then there’s no use having an AirTag
    Well a battery drained iPad isn’t all that functional: a choice until the glitch is resolved one way or another. Is there a theory why an Airtsg via FindMy is draining the battery? Is that whet your battery usage in settings points to? 

    Heck my Plan A might be the usual, disconnect the tag then reconnect it….
  • Reply 6 of 10
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 9,456member
    maccaguy said:
    JFC_PA said:
    maccaguy said:
    Fingers crossed iPadOS 14.7.1 stops the AirTag battery drain on my iPad.
    If it’s serious disable it. 
    Then there’s no use having an AirTag
    Are you actually claiming that EVERYONE has this issue? 
    mike1
  • Reply 7 of 10
    maccaguymaccaguy Posts: 69member
    lkrupp said:
    Are you actually claiming that EVERYONE has this issue? 
    No, where did I state that? I think my statement was “my iPad”, not “every iPad”.

    JFC_PA said:
    Well a battery drained iPad isn’t all that functional: a choice until the glitch is resolved one way or another. Is there a theory why an Airtsg via FindMy is draining the battery? Is that whet your battery usage in settings points to? 

    Heck my Plan A might be the usual, disconnect the tag then reconnect it….
    Already deleted the AirTag and reinstalled it, no difference. I’ve even reinstalled it via the iPad versus my iPhone and it made no difference. There are several accounts of the same thing happening to other users, sometimes it’s their iPhone, sometimes iPad, sometimes both. The online speculation is the iPad or iPhone is constantly pinging the AirTag when they are close in range, as most of the drain occurs overnight when my keys are 6m or so away. Over the last 10 days, Find My has used 50% of my iPads battery life all via “background activity”. A couple of Apple techs have taken logs and screenshots from my iPad to have the engineers take a look at the activity. Hopefully that’s what’s in this update.
    muthuk_vanalingam
  • Reply 8 of 10
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 9,456member
    iPhone 8, Watch series 4 unlock with TouchID restored after update. The update does what it claims to do.
  • Reply 9 of 10
    Anecdotal, but I attempted to install 14.7 on my 12” 3rd gen iPad Pro this morning and got an “unable to verify install” error. It’s now bricked and haven’t been able to recover it. Hoping a “restore” of 14.7.1 fixes it as connected to a computer and neither update nor restore to 14.7 fixes the bricked device.
  • Reply 10 of 10
    mbenz1962mbenz1962 Posts: 160member
    bonobob said:
    The update is also available for my FaceID phone.  With any luck, it will fix the same problem on that.  Downloading it now.

    Edit to add:  No luck.  The unlock bug still exists with my FaceID phone.
    I had this same issue.  I was able to fix it by opening the Watch app on my iPhone and toggling the Passcode->Unlock with iPhone option.  It was already enabled, but disabling it and reenabling it fixed the issue.
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