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      • #2319535
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Apple released iOS 14.3 and iPadOS 14.3 to all users today. The update includes new features such as Apple ProRAW for iPhone 12 Pro users, as well as support for the forthcoming AirPods Max over-ear headphones and support for the Apple Fitness+ service.

        WatchOS 7.2 includes support for Apple’s new Fitness+ subscription service, which is accessible via the Fitness app on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. watchOS 7.2 also includes new cardio fitness notifications.

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      • #2319712
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Where to find custom app icon packs you can use with iOS 14.3 and iPadOS 14.3 for a price.

        With the public release of iOS 14.3 today, Apple has made the experience of using custom home screen icons much better. Now custom icons created through the Shortcuts app launch right into your desired app instead of opening the Shortcuts app first…

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      • #2319752
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Ecosia now a default search engine option on iOS, iPadOS, macOS

        Ecosia is a search engine that promotes privacy first and plants trees around the world, and with Mondays updates, it is now available as a default search engine setting on iOS, iPadOS, and macOS.

        Ecosia uses their income from search ads to fund planting trees around the world in harsh environments. The search engine doesn’t track users, encrypts searches, and anonymizes data within a week of it being created.

        The ad revenue generated from Apple users alone have planted over seven million trees in 2020, and now you can do more by making it the default search engine. The website shows over 115 million trees have been planted as a result of search revenue so far….

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      • #2320031
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        iOS 14.3 for HomePod and HomePod Mini released.

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        • #2324170
          DriftyDonN
          AskWoody Plus

          Greetings!

          Is there any new info re: IOS 14.3? I’ve been waiting to hear something good about it-or bad even anything is better than nothing! 😉

          D

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          • #2325021
            Nathan Parker
            AskWoody_MVP

            iOS 14.3/iPadOS 14.3 and watchOS 7.3 has caused major battery life issues with all of my devices, even my brand new iPad mini.

            HomePod Software 14.3 also had a glitch when installing on one of my HomePod minis.

            Nathan Parker

            • #2325053
              Alex5723
              AskWoody Plus

              No battery drain on my iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch.
              There are probably some hog apps you are using not compatible with iOS 14.3… although developers had enough test time with dev & beta versions.

              You can check battery usage (daily/weekly) by app on your iPhone, iPad.

              • This reply was modified 4 months ago by Alex5723.
              • This reply was modified 4 months ago by Alex5723.
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              • #2325244
                Nathan Parker
                AskWoody_MVP

                Even when I’m not running apps, the battery still drains quicker than usual. I’ll check battery settings and see what’s up.

                Nathan Parker

      • #2320159
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        iOS 14.4 beta 1, iPadOS 14.4 beta 1, tvOS 14.4 beta 1 and watchOS 7.3 beta 1 released

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      • #2321213
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        iOS 14.4 beta 1, iPadOS 14.4 beta 1, tvOS 14.4 beta 1 and watchOS 7.3 beta 1 released

        iOS 14.4 Beta Changes/Features: New HomePod mini Handoff experience!

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      • #2324244
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Greetings!

        Is there any new info re: IOS 14.3? I’ve been waiting to hear something good about it-or bad even anything is better than nothing! 😉

        D

        I haven’t seen any problems with iOS/iPadOS 14.3 (all dev/beta versions).

        Now on 14.4 dev/beta problem free.

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      • #2334238
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        iOS/iPadOS 14.4 beta 2 released build number: 18D5043d
        tvOS 14.4 beta 2, build number: 18K5793d
        watchOS 7.2 beta 2, build number: 18S5793d

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      • #2336490
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        iOS 14.4 RC released :

        iOS 14.4 includes the following improvements for your iPhone:

        Smaller QR codes can be recognized by Camera
        Option to classify Bluetooth device type in Settings for correct identification of headphones for audio notifications
        Notifications for when the camera on your iPhone is unable to be verified as a new, genuine Apple camera in iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max
        This release also fixes the following issues:

        Image artifacts could appear in HDR photos taken with iPhone 12 Pro
        Fitness widget may not display updated Activity data
        Typing may be delayed and word suggestions may not appear in the keyboard
        The keyboard may not come up in the correct language in Messages
        Audio stories from the News app in CarPlay may not resume after being paused for spoken directions or Siri
        Enabling Switch Control in Accessibility may prevent phone calls from being answered from the Lock Screen

        watchOS 7.3 RC released.

        watchOS 7.3 includes new features, improvements, and bug fixes, including:

        Unity watch face inspired by the colors of the Pan-African Flag, the shapes change throughout the day as you move creating a face that’s unique to you
        Time to Walk for Apple Fitness+ subscribers ”an audio experience in the Workout app where guests share inspiring stories as you walk
        ECG app on Apple Watch Series 4 or later in Japan, Mayotte, Philippines, and Thailand
        Irregular heart rhythm notifications in Japan, Mayotte, Philippines, Taiwan, and Thailand
        Fix for an issue where Control Center and Notification Center may be unresponsive when Zoom is enabled

        https://support.apple.com/HT201222

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      • #2337894
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        iOS/iPadOS 14.4, WatchOS 7.3 to be released later today.

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        • #2337898
          Alex5723
          AskWoody Plus

          WatchOS 7.3

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        • #2337909
          Alex5723
          AskWoody Plus

          Apple Released 14.4 HomePod / HomePod Mini & tvOS is 14.4

          Software version 14.4 includes bug fixes and the following new features with an Ultra Wideband (U1) equipped iPhone.
          – Hand off music with visual, audible, and haptic effects from ‌iPhone‌ to ‌HomePod mini‌
          – Get personalized listening suggestions on ‌iPhone‌ when it is next to ‌HomePod mini‌
          – Media controls automatically appear without having to unlock ‌iPhone‌ when it is close to ‌HomePod mini‌

          https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201222

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      • #2337910
        Microfix
        AskWoody MVP

        so what is it alex 14.3 or 14.4?
        edit: Thread title fixed /facepalm

        W10, the itch you simply cannot scratch!
        • This reply was modified 3 months, 1 week ago by Microfix.
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      • #2337924
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        iOS/iPadOS and WatchOS Updates

        iOS, iPadOS, TvOS, WatchOS and HomePod updates.

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      • #2337970
        Nathan Parker
        AskWoody_MVP

        Will update the Update list this weekend.

        Nathan Parker

      • #2337977
        Nathan Parker
        AskWoody_MVP

        I’ll likely update before then, it’s just when I’ll submit the list of changes for the knowledgeable article on here. I have to unfortunately at least wait until tomorrow since I’m teaching a webinar tomorrow using my iPhone screen, and I can’t take any chances on updates until after the webinar.

        Nathan Parker

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      • #2339754
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        iOS 14.5 developer beta 1, build number: 18E5140j
        iPadOS 14.5 developer beta 1, build number: 18E5140j
        watchOS 7.4 developer beta 1, build number: 18T5144k
        tvOS 14.5 developer beta 1, build number: 18L5149j

        What’s new in iOS 14.5 beta 1?

        With iOS 14.5 and WatchOS 7.4 users can unlock the iPhone with the Apple Watch when the iPhone detects owner is wearing a mask.

        • This reply was modified 3 months ago by Alex5723.
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      • #2343887
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Apple Releases watchOS 7.3.1 With Fix for Apple Watch Series 5 and SE Charging Issue

        According to Apple’s release notes, the watchOS 7.3.1 update introduces a fix for an issue that prevented some Apple Watch Series 5 and SE models from charging after entering Power Reserve mode.

      • #2344134
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        iOS 14.5 beta 2, watchOS 7.4 beta 2 released to devs.

      • #2344218
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        iOS 14.5 beta 2, watchOS 7.4 beta 2 released to devs.

        https://www.macrumors.com/guide/everything-new-in-ios-14-5-beta/

      • #2344328
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        iOS/iPadOS 14.5 public beta 2 released

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      • #2344333
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        users can unlock the iPhone with the Apple Watch when the iPhone detects owner is wearing a mask.

        While my Apple Watch can unlock my iPhone the revers is also true. My iPhone can unlock my Apple Watch.

        • This reply was modified 2 months, 2 weeks ago by Alex5723.
      • #2344422
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Apple WatchOS 7.4 beta 2 released

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      • #2347778
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        iOS/iPadOS 14.5 public Beta 3 released.
        Build Number ― 18E5164h
        iOS 14.5 Beta 3 Release Notes

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      • #2348003
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus
      • #2348839
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        iOSiPadOS 14.4.1 released

        Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)
        Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution
        Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved validation.
        CVE-2021-1844: Clément Lecigne of Google’s Threat Analysis Group, Alison Huffman of Microsoft Browser Vulnerability Research

        IPSW downloads

        watchOS 7.3.2 released

        Available for: Apple Watch Series 3 and later

        Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution

        Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved validation.

        CVE-2021-1844: Clément Lecigne of Google’s Threat Analysis Group, Alison Huffman of Microsoft Browser Vulnerability Research

        • This reply was modified 1 month, 4 weeks ago by Alex5723.
      • #2350761
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        iOS 14.5 beta 4 released.

        New “Items” tab in the Find My app for tracking AirTags and other third-party accessories
        iOS 14.5 code suggests support for Apple Card Family Sharing, but it’s unclear if this feature will make the cut for the final release
        Horizontal boot screen on the iPad
        Updates to the Music app, including swipe gestures, a lyrics sharing feature, and more
        AirPlay 2 support for Fitness+ workouts
        Waze-like features in Apple Maps
        PS5 / Xbox Series X controller support

        tvOS 14.5 beta 4 – 18L5186a
        watchOS 7.4 beta 4 – 18T5183b
        HomePod 14.5 beta 4 – 18L5186a
        iPadOS 14.5 beta 4 – 18E5178a
        macOS Big Sur 11.3 beta 4 – 20E5210c

         

        Apple releases iOS 14.5 beta 4 to developers and public beta users

        • This reply was modified 1 month, 3 weeks ago by Alex5723.
      • #2351798
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Apple stops signing iOS 14.4. Downgrades from iOS 14.4.1 are blocked.

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      • #2352557
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Apple released :
        tvOS 14.5 beta 5,
        HomePod 14.5 beta 5, 
        watchOS 7.4 beta 5, 
        iOS 14.5 beta 5,
        iPadOS beta 5

      • #2353164
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Apple released iOS/iPadOS 14.4.2 and iOS 12.5.2 and watchOS 7.3.3 to fix critical security vulnerability

        https://support.apple.com/en-il/HT201222

        “Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to universal cross site scripting. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.”

        • This reply was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by Alex5723.
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        • #2353217
          pmcjr6142
          AskWoody Plus

          Because this is a minor update and fixes a security problem, I just installed it on a 6S.  I didn’t time it, but it didn’t take long…maybe 20 minutes or less.  Everything appears to be working normally.

      • #2354360
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        iOS 14.5 beta 6 released to developers.

        New : battery recalibration tool.

        iOS 14.5, coming later this spring, includes an update where the battery health reporting system will recalibrate maximum battery capacity and peak performance capability on iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max to address inaccurate estimates of battery health reporting for some users. Symptoms of this bug include unexpected battery drain behavior or, in a small number of instances, reduced peak performance capability. This inaccurate battery health reporting does not reflect an issue with actual battery health.

        watchOS 7.4 beta 6 released to Devs.

        tvOS 14.5 beta 6 and HomePod 14.5 beta 6 released to Devs.

        • This reply was modified 1 month ago by Alex5723.
      • #2354849
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Apple today has stopped signing iOS 14.4.1, which means that users who have updated their device to iOS 14.4.2 can no longer downgrade.

      • #2355933
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        iOS, iPadOS, HomePod..14.5 b7. watchOS 7.4b7 released to developers.

      • #2357511
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        iOS/iPadOS 14.5 Beta 8 released

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      • #2359354
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        iOS/iPadOS 14.5 RC released.
        WatchOS 7.4 RC

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      • #2359909
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        iOS/iPadOS 14.6b1 released (18F5046f)
        watchOS 7.5 beta 1
        tvOS 14.6 beta 1 for the Apple TV and HomePod.

        • #2360020
          Alex5723
          AskWoody Plus

          Public beta released.

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          • #2360223
            Alex5723
            AskWoody Plus

            If you are running iOS/iPadOS beta versions you get a new option ‘also available’, when checking for updates. You can stay on iOS 14.5 and receive updates or choose 14.6.

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      • #2360697
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus
      • #2361282
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Firmware updates for AirPods Pro and AirPods 2 (3E751) released.

        1.Connect AirPods Pro to your iOS device.

        2. Open the Settings app on your iOS device.

        3. Go to General > About > AirPods Pro

        4. Firmware Version should be listed there.

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        • #2361310
          pmcjr6142
          AskWoody Plus

          Alex, is this the updated firmware for both AirPods Pro and AirPods 2?  Step 3 above only shows AirPods Pro. When I go to Settings per your post, it shows my AirPods 2 but with a different Firmware. 3A283. When there is a firmware update, is the installation automatic when your AirPods are connected?  Thanks.

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          • #2361315
            PKCano
            Manager

            See #2361314  and the added links in AKB2000014.

            • #2361453
              pmcjr6142
              AskWoody Plus

              PK Cano….I didn’t see the instructions to upgrade on the links you posted, but I did find this on GottaBeMobile and it works.  I was able to update to 3E751 in less than a minute.  You need to have the charging case open.  This isn’t clear in the instructions….

              “If you want to proceed with the upgrade process, here’s what you need to do.

              1. Put your AirPods, AirPods 2, or AirPods Pro inside their case.
              2. Make sure the case is connected to a power source. You can use the Lightning to USB cable or you can use wireless charging if you’ve got AirPods Pro and a compatible charger.
              3. Grab your iPhone or iPad and make sure it has an internet connection.
              4. Make sure your AirPods are paired with your iPhone or iPad and then bring the device close to the charging case.

              Now you just need to wait a bit. If a new update is available, it should automatically download and install.”

      • #2361480
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        When there is a firmware update, is the installation automatic when your AirPods are connected?

        When the AirPods are charging and connected to the iPhone and wi-fi the AirPods will update the Firmware automatically.

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      • #2361799
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Released :
        TvOS 14.6 beta 2,
        HomePod 14.6 beta 2,
        iOS 14.6 beta 2,
        iPadOS 14.6 beta 2

      • #2362450
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus
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