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Apple today released iOS and iPadOS 14.7.1, minor bug fix updates that come just a week after the release of iOS 14.7, software that introduced new Apple Card features and support for the MagSafe Battery Pack.

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The iOS and iPadOS 14.7.1 updates can be downloaded for free and the software is available on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the new software, go to Settings > General > Software Update.

iOS 14.7.1 fixes a bug that could prevent Touch ID iPhones from unlocking an Apple Watch, an iOS 14.7 issue that Apple said it would fix in an upcoming software update.

iOS 14.7.1 fixes an issue where iPhone models with Touch ID cannot unlock a paired Apple Watch using the Unlock with iPhone feature. This update also provides important security updates and is recommended for all users.
Apple says the update also includes security updates, and recommends that all users install the iOS and iPadOS 14.7.1 updates.


Article Link: Apple Releases iOS and iPadOS 14.7.1 With Fix for Touch ID Apple Watch Bug
 
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jbachandouris

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I’m guessing we have to wait until 1PM EST.

I definitely had the watch unlock issue. Another odd issue was Safari wouldn’t let me ‘x’ out of recent searches.
 
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darinzook

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Sometimes I feel like Macrumors editors just want to be able to say "FIRST!"... Post it early, and make everyone scramble to update. Apple doesn't release stuff until after 10a PT usually...
 
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sw1tcher

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Wonder if "work from home" is affecting Apple quality control... 🤔
Because Apple's never released an update to an update so soon prior to pandemic?

iOS 13.0 - released Sept 19, 2019
13.1 - released Sept. 24, 2019
13.1.1 - released Sept. 27, 2019
13.1.2 - released Sept. 30, 2019

13.2 - released Oct. 28, 2019
13.2.1 - released Oct. 30, 2019
 
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lartola

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Wonder if "work from home" is affecting Apple quality control... 🤔
I don’t even get why the “unlock iphone with apple watch” feature was implemented on touch id iphones in the first place. It wasn’t necessary to have it on those devices. It was only necessary on face id iphones because the user’s face isn’t recognized while wearing a mask. No problem unlocking touch id iphones while wearing a mask.
 
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