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5 Things to Know About the iPadOS 14.0.1 Update

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Apple’s pushed an iPadOS 14.0.1 update to iPad, iPad Pro, iPad Air, and iPad mini users and the software fixes some of the initial problems with the company’s new operating system.

iPadOS 14.0.1 is a point release which means it’s much smaller than the first version of iPadOS (iPadOS 14.0). It doesn’t have any new features on board.

With that in mind, we want to take you through everything there is to know about the latest update for the iPad and iPadOS 14.

In this guide to iPadOS 14.0.1 we’ll take you through the update’s performance, the current list of iPadOS 14.0.1 problems, the best places to find feedback about bugs and performance issues, the iPadOS 14.0.1 jailbreak status, and more.

We’ll start with our impressions of iPadOS 14.0.1 update’s performance on iPad.

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If your iPad is currently running iPadOS 14.0, you’ll be looking at a fairly small download.

If your tablet is running an older version of iPadOS, your update will be larger. And that’s because the features and fixes from the update(s) you skipped are baked into your upgrade.

If your iPad is running iPadOS 14.0, the installation should take around 10 minutes to complete. It took about seven minutes to install on one of our iPad Pros.

For more on the iPadOS 14.0.1 download and installation, take a look at our guide.

We’ve been using the iPadOS 14.0.1 update on the iPad Pro for several days now and here’s what we’ve learned thus far:

Connectivity

  • Battery life is stable.
  • Wi-Fi connectivity is fast and reliable.
  • Bluetooth is working fine.
  • GPS and cellular data are stable.

Apps

  • Third-party apps like Netflix, Dark Sky, Twitter, Slack, Asana, Gmail, Chrome, and Spotify are working just fine right now.
  • First party apps like Safari, Podcasts, and Calendar are also stable.

Speed

  • iPadOS 14.0.1 feels as fast as iPadOS 14.0.

If you’re dealing with problems on iPadOS 14.0 or iPadOS 13, you might want to install the iPadOS 14.0.1 update on your iPad right now.

If you need help making a decision, take a look at our list of reasons to, and not to, install iPadOS 14.0.1.

iPadOS 14.0.1 Problems

iPad users are running into problems on iPadOS 14.0.1

The current list of problems includes installation issues, Exchange problems, weird battery drain, issues with first and third-party apps, issues with Face ID, UI lag, Wi-Fi issues, issues with Widgets, and Bluetooth issues.

Email aliases in the Mail application are reportedly broken in iOS 14/iPadOS 14. This is a widespread issue with no known fixes at this time. The issue is also on board the company’s iPadOS 14.2 beta.

If you encounter a problem on your tablet, have a look at our list of fixes for the most common software issues. We’ve also released tips that will help you improve performance and tips that should help you improve battery life.

If you can’t handle the iPadOS 14.0.1 update’s performance on your iPad note that you can’t downgrade its software in an attempt to improve performance. Apple has stopped signing iPadOS 14.0.

You can’t move back to anything older than iPadOS 14.0 either. So those of you jumping up from iPadOS 13.7 and below need to feel confident about the move to iPadOS 14.

Once you make the move, there’s no going back.

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iPadOS 14.0.1 Update: What’s New

Apple’s x.x.x updates always bring under-the-hood improvements and that’s what you get from iPadOS 14.0.1.

Here’s what’s on board:

Bug Fixes

  • Fixes an issue that could cause default browser and mail settings to reset after restarting your iPad
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent your iPad from connecting to Wi-Fi networks
  • Resolves an issue that could prevent sending email with some mail providers
  • Addresses an issue that could prevent images from appearing in the News widget

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iPadOS 14.0.1 Jailbreak

If you want to jailbreak an iPad running iPadOS 14 you’ll need a specific model and you’ll need to avoid iPadOS 14.0.1 for now.

The developer team behind the Checkra1n jailbreaking tool has released version 0.11.0 which adds support for iOS 14.0 and iPadOS 14.0.

The tool works with the following devices:

  • iPad (5th generation)
  • ‌iPad‌ Air 2
  • ‌iPad‌ mini 4
  • iPad Pro (1st generation)

If you own another iPad model you’ll need to remain on iPadOS 13 for now.

Earlier this year, the developers behind the “unc0ver” jailbreak tool released a new version that’s compatible with iPadOS 13.5 and most versions of iOS/iPadOS going all the way down to iOS 11.0.

iOS 12.3-12.3.2 and iOS 12.4.2-12.4.5 are excluded. So are iPadOS 13.5.1, iPadOS 13.6, iPadOS 13.6.1, and iPadOS 13.7.

What’s Next

If your device is struggling on iPadOS 14, keep your eyes peeled for a new version.

Apple is planning to release an iPadOS 14.1 update later on this month. We expect it to touch down sometime before the company releases the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro on October 23rd.

For more on iPadOS 14.1 have a look at our guide.

Apple is currently working on iPadOS 14.2. iPadOS 14.2 is currently in beta testing and the milestone upgrade should carry new features and bug fixes.

We don’t have an iPadOS 14.2 release date. If you don’t think you can wait for the official release, you should download the beta.

For more on iPadOS 14.2, take a look at our guide.

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If security is important to you, and it should be, think about installing iPadOS 14.1 right now. 

iPadOS 14.2 includes 24 security patches that will help protect you and your device from harm. You can learn more about the patches on Apple's security website

If you're still running iPadOS 13, iPadOS 14.2 will also include iPadOS 14.0's security updates. 

iPadOS 14.0 brought 11 new security patches to iPad models. If you're interested in the exact nature of these improvements, you can read about them over on Apple's website

If you skipped iPadOS 13.7 or any older versions of iPadOS 13, you'll get the security patches from those updates with your upgrade. They're baked in.

In addition to those patches, iPadOS 14 comes with some security and privacy upgrades including improvements to Home/HomeKit and Safari. 

For instance in Safari, you can now tap the Privacy Report button to better understand how websites handle your privacy.

With iPadOS 14 on board you can now get information on the App Store that will help you understand the privacy practices of apps before you download them. 

There is also a new recording indicator that will appear at the top of your screen whenever an app is using your microphone or camera. You can see if an app has used them recently in Control Center.

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