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Apple rolling out iOS 14.1, iPadOS 14.1 update, brings new features and bug fixes

The update brings new features, including 10-bit HDR video playback and edit support to iPhone and iPad models.

Sushant Talwar | October 21, 2020 | Updated 14:18 IST

Highlights

  • Apple has started rolling out iPad and iOS update to compatible phones.
  • iOS 14.1 brings new features and bug fixes.
  • ioS 14.1 brings support for 10-bit HDR video playback.

Apple has started rolling out iOS 14.1 and iPadOS 14.1 update to compatible iPhones and iPads. The software update majorly brings bug fixes for a number of issues still remaining in the new operating system for iPads and iPhones.

But apart from bug fixes, the new software also brings some improvements and new features, including 10-bit HDR video playback and edit support to existing iPhone and iPad models.

iOS 14.1: What's changed

As we mentioned above, the biggest new feature coming to the phones with iOS 14.1 is that it brings support for 10-bit HDR video playback and editing in the Photos app for the iPhone 8 and later. Other than this, iOS 14.1 brings fixes to several issues, including those relating to home screen widgets, as well as makes improvements to the Mail app, Apple Music, and more.

Here's the entire changelog of the new update as reported by 9to5Mac.

  • Adds support for 10-bit HDR video playback and edit in Photos for iPhone 8 and later
  • Addresses an issue where some widgets, folders, and icons were showing up in reduced size on the Home Screen
  • Addresses an issue where dragging widgets on the Home Screen could remove apps from folders
  • Fixes an issue where some emails in Mail were sent from an incorrect alias
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent incoming calls from displaying region information
  • Fixes an issue on some devices where selecting zoomed display mode and an alphanumeric passcode could result in the Lock Screen emergency call button overlapping with the text input box
  • Addresses an issue where some users were occasionally unable to download or add songs to their library while viewing an album or playlist
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent zeroes from appearing in Calculator
  • Resolves an issue where streaming video resolution could temporarily be reduced at the start of playback
  • Fixes an issue that prevented setting up a family member's Apple Watch for some users
  • Resolves an issue where the Apple Watch case material was displayed incorrectly in the Apple Watch app
  • Addresses an issue in the Files app that could cause some MDM-managed cloud service providers to incorrectly display content as unavailable
  • Improves compatibility with Ubiquiti wireless access points

iPadOS 14.1: What's changed?

As for iPadOS 14.1, the update also brings fixes for similar issues including widgets, folders, and icons on the home screen, Mail app, music library, video playback, and the Files app.

Additionally, it also gets 10-bit HDR video playback and editing support to the Photos app for the iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation) and later, iPad Pro 11inch, iPad Pro 10.5-inch, iPad Air (3rd generation) and later, and the iPad mini (5th generation).

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