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iOS 14.2.1 is now available for iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro bug fixes

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Apple released the first numbered update for iOS 14.2 on Thursday, but unlike most software updates, this update is only available for iPhone 12 users. If you have an iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, or iPhone 12 Pro Max, you should see this update in Settings next time you check the app.

These are the release notes for iOS 14.2.1, which resolve many issues affecting iPhone 12 models:

  • Apple pays $113 million to resolve dozens of iPhone lawsuits.
  • Apple will cut App Store commission fees for most developers in 2021.
  • Apple seeded developers with iOS 14.3 beta 2 and iPadOS 14.3 beta 2.
  • Some MMS may not be received.
  • Hearing aids designed for the iPhone may have sound quality issues when listening to iPhone audio.
  • The lock screen on the iPhone 12 mini may not respond.

It is not clear when or if this update will be used on other iPhone models, but if you are using iPhone 11 or older, there is nothing to download and install right now, so don’t search for updates.


If you want to know if your device is compatible with iOS 14.2.1 or iPadOS 14.2.1, we have compiled a complete list below that includes all compatible devices. If your device is there, you can do the following:

  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max

As we determined, installing a new iOS or iPadOS update on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch couldn’t be easier.

Just navigate to “Settings”> “General”> “Software Update” and click “Download and Install” at the bottom of the page.

If you want, you can also connect your iOS device to your computer via iTunes to install the update. Whichever method you choose, just make sure to back up your device before installing the update.

Unlike most Apple’s iOS updates, this new version is only available for iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max models.

iOS 14.2.1 resolved many errors, including not receiving MMS messages, sound quality issues when listening to audio from the iPhone for Made for iPhone hearing devices, and iPhone 12 mini lock screen unresponsive.

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