4 Reasons Not to Install iPadOS 14.2 & 10 Reasons You Should
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4 Reasons Not to Install iPadOS 14.2 & 10 Reasons You Should

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Install iPadOS 14.2 If You're Having Issues

Install iPadOS 14.2 If You're Having Issues

If you've been dealing with bugs and/or performance issues on iPadOS 14.1, iPadOS 14.0.1, iPadOS 14.0 or iPadOS 13, think about giving iPadOS 14.2 a shot. 

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

  • Addresses an issue where the Camera viewfinder may appear black when launched.
  • Addresses an issue 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 issue where the Weather widget could display the high temperature in Celsius when set to Fahrenheit.
  • 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.

If you're dealing with one of these issues, you might want to install the software today.

If you skipped iPadOS 14.1, you'll get its bug fixes with your upgrade. Here's what iPadOS 14.1 brought to the iPad series:

  • Addressed an issue where some widgets, folders, and icons were showing up in reduced size on the Home Screen
  • Fixed an issue where some emails in Mail were sent from an incorrect alias
  • Addressed an issue where some users were occasionally unable to download or add songs to their library while viewing an album or playlist
  • Resolved an issue where streaming video resolution could temporarily be reduced at the start of playback
  • Addressed an issue in the Files app that could cause some MDM-managed cloud service providers to incorrectly display content as unavailable

If you skipped iPadOS 14.0.1, you'll get its bug fixes with your upgrade. Here's what iPadOS 14.0.1 fixed:

  • Fixed an issue that could cause default browser and mail settings to reset after restarting your iPad
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent your iPad 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 iPadOS often fix unlisted issues. iPadOS 14.2 has the potential to fix performance issues like severe battery drain, busted Wi-Fi connectivity, UI lag, Bluetooth problems, random reboots, lockups, freezes, and various issues with first-party applications.

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

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

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