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Apple releases iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2 to Public

The latest iOS 14.2 is finally available for everyone after completing four beta phases. It is a big update after iOS 14. It brings some new features and improved user interface in some apps and settings. Both iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2 beta testing started just after the release of iOS 14. The update is available for all the devices eligible for iOS 14 and iPadOS 14.

Last week the company also released iOS 14.2 GM build (now known as Release Candidate) for beta testers after a major bug started to appear on all iPhones and iPads on iOS 14.2 beta. And just after a week, Apple pushed the public stable iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2. The stable update comes with many changes and bug fixes that we will be covering in the changelog.

iOS 14.2 Stable Update

Along with iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2, the company has also released iOS 12.4.9, macOS Catalina 10.15.7, watchOS 5.3.9, watchOS 7.1, tvOS 14.2, macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 Release Candidate, and HomePod 14.2. The latest iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2 comes with build version 18B92. You can check the changelog below.

iOS 14.2 – Changelog

iOS 14.2 includes the following improvements for your iPhone:

  • Over 100 new emoji, including animals, food, faces, household objects, musical instruments, gender-inclusive emoji, and more
  • Eight new wallpapers in both light and dark mode versions
  • Magnifier can detect people nearby, and report their distance using the LiDAR sensor included in iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • Support for iPhone 12 Leather Sleeve with MagSafe
  • Optimized battery charging for AirPods to slow the rate of battery aging by reducing the time your AirPods spends fully charged
  • Headphone audio level notifications to alert you when audio level could impact your hearing
  • New AirPlay controls to stream entertainment throughout your home
  • Intercom support with HomePod and HomePod mini using iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, AirPods, and CarPlay
  • Ability to connect HomePod to Apple TV 4K for stereo, surround sound, and Dolby Atmos audio
  • Option to provide statistics about Exposure Notifications, without identifying you, to participating Public Health Authorities

This release also fixes the following issues:

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

iPadOS 14.2 – Changelog

iPadOS 14.2 includes the following improvements for your iPad:

  • Over 100 new emoji, including animals, food, faces, household objects, musical instruments, gender-inclusive emoji, and more
  • Eight new wallpapers in both light and dark mode versions
  • Magnifier can detect people nearby, and report their distance using the LiDAR sensor included in iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation) and iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation)
  • Scene Detection in Camera uses intelligent image recognition to identify objects within a scene and automatically improves the photo on iPad Air (4th generation)
  • Auto FPS in Camera automatically reduces the frame rate when recording video to improve low light capture and to optimize file size on iPad Air (4th generation)
  • Optimized battery charging for AirPods to slow the rate of battery aging by reducing the time your AirPods spends fully charged
  • New AirPlay controls to stream entertainment throughout your home
  • Intercom support with HomePod and HomePod mini using iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, AirPods, and CarPlay
  • Ability to connect HomePod to Apple TV 4K for stereo, surround sound, and Dolby Atmos audio

This release also fixes the following issues:

  • Camera viewfinder may appear black when launched
  • The keyboard on the Lock Screen could miss touches when trying to enter the passcode
  • Reminders could default to times in the past
  • Photos widget may not display content
  • Weather widget could display the high temperature in Celsius when set to Fahrenheit
  • Voice Memos recordings are interrupted by incoming calls
  • The screen could be black during Netflix video playback
  • Apple Cash could fail to send or receive money when asked via Siri

Download & Install iOS 14.2 & iPadOS 14.2

The update is available to the public which means everyone can install it on their iPhones and iPads. Beta testers have already received the update in the form of iOS 14.2 GM (Release Candidate) and iPadOS 14.2 GM. And this stable build is similar to the Golden Master edition so beta users do not have updates to this version if they want. But in case if you want to switch to a stable build you need to remove the beta profile from your iPad or iPhone.

You can follow the below steps to remove the beta profile. If you are already in the stable build iOS 14.1 then you can simply head over to the Settings and Software Update section. It will display the latest iOS 14.2 update. Tap on Download and Install Button.

How to Remove Beta Profile from iPhone and iPad

  1. Open Settings on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Go to General and then Profile.
  3. Now it will show the Beta profile installed on your iPhone or iPad.
  4. Click on the available beta profile.
  5. Then click on the Remove Profile button.
  6. If it asks for the passcode, then enter your device passcode and click the Remove button.

After removing the beta profile you can follow the standard process to update i.e. Settings > General > Software Update.

After reboot, you can use your Apple device with the latest iOS 14.2 or iPadOS 14.2 update.

You can also install the updates manually with iTunes or Finder. You can use IPSW files if you are planning to install it through your computer.

In case if you are on the iOS 14 beta and want to downgrade to iOS 13 then you can check this guide.

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