Apple has already begun rolling out iOS 14.4 to iPhone and iPad users. Although not as impressive as iOS 14.3, it still provides some small enhancements. First, you will find a new option in the “Settings” menu that allows you to specify the type of third-party audio device that connects to the iPhone via Bluetooth.
Doing so can help your iPhone to correctly measure the audio level of your earphones so that it can send an alert when you listen to a level that may damage your hearing over time.
Apple has also adjusted the camera application so that it can better recognize the QR code on the smaller side, and if the camera assembly on the iPhone 12 has been replaced by a non-Apple part, a new warning will appear.
The update also fixes multiple bugs, one of which fixes the artifact HDR photos captured by the iPhone 12 Pro, and the other fixes the keyboard lag. Since iOS 14 was first released, the latter has plagued some iPhone users.
Apple also issued a separate security bulletin related to iOS 14.4. The update fixes three security issues related to the operating system’s kernel code and Safari’s WebKit engine.
Apple said that in all three cases, the vulnerabilities “may have been actively exploited.” The company said it would share other details about the vulnerability in the future, but did not provide a timeline.
You can also download watchOS 7.3 immediately, which comes with the company’s new walking time features on the Fitness+ and Unity watch faces.
If you don’t see the notification prompting you to download the update, you can manually check for updates by launching the “Settings” menu, navigating to the “General” section, and then clicking “Software Update” near the top of the page.