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iOS 15 is well into its beta testing cycle ahead of a public launch this Fall, but that doesn’t mean Apple is done with iOS 14.
That’s because iOS 14.7 was just released. Though it’s not the biggest of updates, it brings with it a few notable changes along with important bug fixes and security updates. And this is likely to be the final iOS 14 release, so we’d recommend you pick it up.
The big addition is support for Apple’s new MagSafe Battery Pack, an accessory that magnetizes to the back of the iPhone 12 range to provide extra power.
There’s also a change for Apple Card that allows those set up with Family Sharing to merge two Apple Cards into a single account, thus improving the couple’s joint credit limit.
There’s also a small UI change in Podcasts, the expansion of Air Quality information in Maps and Weather to more regions, and a better way to manage timers on HomePod via the Home app.
But what about those bug fixes? In short, if you’ve had any issues with Apple Music or Mail lately, updating to iOS 14.7 may sort the problem for you. And if you’re worried about the bizarre vulnerability that disconnects your Wi-Fi capabilities, updating will patch that hole too.
Apple doesn’t always announce every single security improvement, to stay one step ahead of hackers on the look for vulnerabilities. So it’s entirely possible there are some important changes on that front too hidden in this update.
How to update
To get iOS 14.7 or iPadOS 14.7, head to Settings > General > Software Update. Then simply follow the instructions to download and install the update. If you have Automatic Updates enabled, you may find it has already installed – in which case you’ll see a message stating that your device is up to date.