MacRumors

macrumors bot
Original poster
Apr 12, 2001
53,564
15,268


Apple today released iOS 14.7 to the public after several months of beta testing. iOS 14.7 is a smaller update than some of the updates that preceded it, but there are still a few notable features.


We've highlighted everything that's new in iOS 14.7 below.

MagSafe Battery Pack Support

Apple in July introduced the MagSafe Battery Pack, which is designed to work with the iPhone 12, 12 mini, 12 Pro, and 12 Pro Max. iOS 14.7 introduces support for the MagSafe Battery Pack, and the update is required to use it.

magsafe-battery-pack.jpg

On the iPhone, you can view the charge level of the MagSafe Battery Pack through the Batteries widget either on the Home Screen or through the Today View, with the battery charge level available right alongside the iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods battery readings.

Merging Apple Cards

Apple announced Apple Card Family sharing in April and rolled out most of the functionality in the iOS 14.6 update, but iOS 14.7 brings support for merging two Apple Cards.

apple-card-hands.jpg

Two current Apple Card owners who want to share a single Apple Card account can now merge their accounts together, resulting in a higher shared credit limit with the lower APR of the two accounts.

The account merging process can be initiated in the Wallet app.

HomePod Timer Management

With iOS 14.7, there's now an option to manage timers on the HomePod through the Home app.

Air Quality Information

Air Quality information in the Weather and Maps app has expanded to Canada, France, Italy, the Netherlands, South Korea, and Spain.

Podcasts Updates

In the Podcasts app, the Podcasts library now has an option that lets users see all shows or only followed shows.

Bug Fixes

There are several noteworthy bug fixes that Apple has addressed in the iOS 14.7 update. Apple's release notes include the following:
  • An issue that could cause Dolby Atmos and Apple Music lossless audio playback to unexpectedly stop has been fixed.
  • The battery service message that may have disappeared after reboot on some iPhone 11 models is restored.
  • A bug that caused Braille displays to show invalid information when composing Mail messages has been fixed.
  • A bug that could cause the share playlist menu option to go missing in Apple Music has been addressed.
The iOS 14.7 update also appears to fix a bug that could cause an iPhone's WiFi to stop working if connected to a WiFi network named "%p%s%s%s%s%n." This isn't mentioned in Apple's release notes, but connecting to a network with that name could impact the iPhone's functionality and it is no longer an issue after installing iOS 14.7.

iOS 14.7 Issues

According to Apple, there's a bug in iOS 14.7 that can prevent users from being able to unlock their Apple Watches by unlocking paired Touch ID-equipped iPhones.

As a temporary workaround, Apple recommends that users type their passcode into their Apple Watch to unlock it rather than relying on the Apple Watch, with the bug set to be addressed in a future software update.

Guide Feedback

Know of a feature that we left out? Send us an email here.

Article Link: iOS 14.7 Features: Everything New in iOS 14.7
 
Last edited:

Cosmosent

macrumors 68000
Apr 20, 2016
1,908
2,083
La Jolla, CA
Does anybody @ macrumors.com Test the Performance of each iOS update ?

If NOT, that would be something most, I believe, would greatly appreciate !

There are apps out there that test the performance with real-world tests, as apposed to Synthetic Benchmarks used by GeekBench & the like.

And, it's NOT Rocket Science to figure-out one OR two good ones that have offered support for it for quite some time.
 

hagar

macrumors 65816
Jan 19, 2008
1,137
2,390
Air Quality! Good! Let people know what we breath!
To be fair, Apple most likely uses data from public (government operated) test stations, which may not be that accurate or complete.

For instance, in Brussels, Belgium, the test locations are chosen to give a more optimistic picture than reality. Recently, the government was dragged to court for this practice and lost. They now have to add more test stations in busy streets.

So, the data in the weather app most likely reflects only what the government is measuring.
 

JCJohnson

macrumors newbie
Jul 14, 2021
2
16
Does anybody @ macrumors.com Test the Performance of each iOS update ?

If NOT, that would be something most, I believe, would greatly appreciate !

There are apps out there that test the performance with real-world tests, as apposed to Synthetic Benchmarks used by GeekBench & the like.

And, it's NOT Rocket Science to figure-out one OR two good ones that have offered support for it for quite some time.
That's what the BETA testing that has gone on for months are for.
 

Squillace

macrumors regular
Feb 22, 2016
204
177
Switzerland
This is as they say, "all well & good," but we seem to be inundated with iOS 15 stories and new features yet it's still far off. Why the tease for something that's not released?
I agree soooooo much!

By the time of iOS 15 release date, we will already know absolutely everything and nothing will remain to be said. It's a shame MacRumors and other Apple-fan websites go that way...
Jeez, no mystery for the launch day...
 

Jordan Klein

macrumors member
Nov 9, 2016
68
115
I agree soooooo much!

By the time of iOS 15 release date, we will already know absolutely everything and nothing will remain to be said. It's a shame MacRumors and other Apple-fan websites go that way...
Jeez, no mystery for the launch day...
There's all kinds of mystery!

What of my favorite features has Apple broken this time? I'm still on iOS 14.4.2 due to the crapshow that I've heard they turned podcasts into. When I hear the "all's clear" signal about it (ie. they fixed all the crap they broke) then I'll think about updating. It's one of my most used apps so this matters.
 

GermanSuplex

macrumors 65816
Aug 26, 2009
1,252
29,282
It says they fixed the unexpected stops in music… I hope so, because Apple’s music app has been the biggest barrier to me enjoying my music on iPhone. I know it’s way more functional than the earlier versions of iOS, but the early versions iPod app was better for purely navigating and listening to your personal library.
 
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.