06 November 2020
Apple has started rolling out iOS 14.1, iPadOS 14.1, and HomePod 14.1 stable builds for users around the globe. These new versions are meant for iPhone, iPad, and HomePod smart speaker users respectively. It is an incremental update for the major iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 upgrades released last month.
Starting with iOS 14.1 and iPadOS 14.1, these are minor updates with the size around 500MB and 330MB respectively. Both of these are packed with bug fixes and under the hood performance improvements. The only new feature is that Apple has now added support for 10-bit HDR video playback and edit in the Photos app for iPhone 8 and later devices. A complete changelog detailing all the bug fixes is available at the end of this article.
The HomePod 14.1 update is comparatively more feature-rich. The new update adds support for HomePod Mini, a more affordable and smaller version of the smart speaker. It also brings compatibility with the Intercom functionality that will allow users to talk to each other through multiple HomePod speakers. There are also improvements related to Siri that makes it smarter and more usable.
All of these builds are getting rolled out as an over the air update. You should receive them automatically but if you want to go for a manual check, you can do so by visiting the system settings on your iOS device. As for the HomePod update, it can be checked manually through the iOS application.
Here is the detailed iOS 14.1 changelog:
- Addresses an issue where some widgets, folders, and icons were showing up in reduced size on the Home Screen
- Addresses an issue where dragging widgets on the Home Screen could remove apps from folders
- Fixes an issue where some emails in Mail were sent from an incorrect alias
- Fixes an issue that could prevent incoming calls from displaying region information
- Fixes an issue on some devices where selecting zoomed display mode and an alphanumeric passcode could result in the Lock Screen emergency call button overlapping with the text input box
- Addresses an issue where some users were occasionally unable to download or add songs to their library while viewing an album or playlist
- Fixes an issue that could prevent zeroes from appearing in Calculator
- Resolves an issue where streaming video resolution could temporarily be reduced at the start of playback
- Fixes an issue that prevented setting up a family member’s Apple Watch for some users
- Resolves an issue where the Apple Watch case material was displayed incorrectly in the Apple Watch app
- Addresses an issue in the Files app that could cause some MDM-managed cloud service providers to incorrectly display content as unavailable
- Improves compatibility with Ubiquiti wireless access points