4 Reasons Not to Install iOS 14.2 & 11 Reasons You Should
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4 Reasons Not to Install iOS 14.2 & 11 Reasons You Should

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Install iOS 14.2 If You're Having Issues

Install iOS 14.2 If You're Having Issues

If your device has been struggling with issues on iOS 14.1, iOS 14.0.1, iOS 14.0 or iOS 13, think about giving iOS 14.2 a shot. 

iOS 14.2 includes a number of bug fixes for lingering issues. Here's the full list:

  • Addresses an issue where apps could be out of order on the Home Screen dock.
  • Addresses an issue where the Camera viewfinder may appear black when launched.
  • Addresses an issues where the keyboard on the Lock Screen could miss touches when trying to enter the passcode.
  • Addresses an issue where Reminders could default to times in the past.
  • Addresses an issue where the Photos widget may not display content.
  • Addresses an issues where the Weather widget could display the high temperature in Celsius when set to Fahrenheit.
  • Addresses an issue where the next-hour precipitation chart description in Weather could incorrectly indicate when precipitation stops.
  • Addresses an issue where Voice Memos recordings are interrupted by incoming calls.
  • Addresses an issue where the screen could be black during Netflix video playback.
  • Addresses an issue where Apple Cash could fail to send or receive money when asked via ‌Siri‌.
  • Addresses an issue where the Apple Watch app may unexpectedly close when opened.
  • Addresses an issue where workout GPS routes or Health data are prevented from syncing between Apple Watch and ‌iPhone‌ for some users.
  • Addresses an issue where audio is incorrectly labeled as “Not Playing” in the ‌CarPlay‌ Dashboard.
  • Addresses an issue where devices could be prevented from charging wirelessly.
  • Addresses an issue where Exposure Notifications is disabled when restoring ‌iPhone‌ from iCloud Backup or transferring data to a new ‌iPhone‌ using ‌iPhone‌ Migration.

If you're dealing with any of these issues, you'll want to download the software today. 

If you skipped iOS 14.1, you'll get iOS 14.1's bug fixes with your upgrade. Here's what iOS 14.1 brought to the table.

  • Addressed an issue where some widgets, folders, and icons were showing up in reduced size on the Home Screen
  • Addressed an issue where dragging widgets on the Home Screen could remove apps from folders
  • Fixed an issue where some emails in Mail were sent from an incorrect alias
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent incoming calls from displaying region information
  • Fixed 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
  • Addressed an issue where some users were occasionally unable to download or add songs to their library while viewing an album or playlist
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent zeroes from appearing in Calculator
  • Resolved an issue where streaming video resolution could temporarily be reduced at the start of playback
  • Fixed an issue that prevented setting up a family member’s Apple Watch for some users
  • Resolved an issue where the Apple Watch case material was displayed incorrectly in the Apple Watch app
  • Addressed an issue in the Files app that could cause some MDM-managed cloud service providers to incorrectly display content as unavailable
  • Improved compatibility with Ubiquiti wireless access points

If you skipped iOS 14.0.1, you get the update's fixes with your upgrade. Here are the bug fixes from iOS 14.0.1:

  • Fixed an issue that could cause default browser and mail settings to reset after restarting your iPhone
  • Addressed an issue that could prevent camera previews from displaying on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent your iPhone from connecting to Wi-Fi networks
  • Resolved an issue that could prevent sending email with some mail providers
  • Addressed an issue that could prevent images from appearing in the News widget

New versions of iOS often fix unlisted issues as well. 

The iOS 14.2 update could fix performance issues like severe battery drain, UI lag, Bluetooth problems, random reboots, lockups and freezes, and various issues with first-party applications.

If you skipped an iOS 13 update, you will get additional bug fixes with your version of iOS 14.2. Again, the fixes from the update(s) you skipped are baked into your upgrade. 

For more on iOS 13's bug fixes, take a look at our guide.

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