Apple Phone’s iOS Update is a Must! If you own an Apple phone or tablet, you’re going to want to make upgrading to the latest version of iOS a priority.
While it is not as significant as version 14.3 was, the new release of version 14.4 comes with several enhancements you’re almost sure to love.
Here’s a quick look at what you can expect with the Apple Phone’s iOS Update:
These are always front and center in any new Apple Phone’s iOS Update, and in this case, the new release fixes a trio of critical security issues, all relating to Safari’s WebKit engine. Essentially, before being patched, these bugs could have allowed a hacker to take control of your device if you surfed your way onto a poisoned web page. That’s no longer an issue, post update.
Improved Bluetooth Handling
The biggest nonbug fix item with the Apple Phone’s iOS Update is to talk about is a new setting you’ll find on your phone that allows you to designate the types of audio devices you connect to your phone via Bluetooth. Among other things, this allows the OS to monitor your headphones’ volume levels so you don’t wind up listening to something at levels that could damage your hearing in the long run.
Changes To The Camera App
There are two things worth mentioning on this front. First, changes to the camera app make it better to recognize smaller QR codes, which Apple’s camera has long struggled with.
Second, the camera app now comes with a warning if the camera components on your iPhone 12 replace non-Apple components. A small point, but a potentially important one.
Finally, it’s worth mentioning that if you own an Apple SmartWatch, in tandem with the new iOS release, watchOS 7.3 is also out. It introduces a new “Time to Walk” feature on the Fitness+ app and a Unity Watch Face, among other general tweaks, improvements, and enhancements. All that to say, these are solid updates and well worth making a priority.