ios 14.2

Apple has today pushed out an update, iOS 14.2 to all iPhone users. The California based tech giant has also released iPadOS 14.2 as well as iOS 12.4.9 for older devices.

The update can easily be downloaded for free on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. Just head over to Settings > General > Software Update.

What’s New in iOS 14.2?

The new update, just like every iOS update every fall includes over 100 new emoji as well as new wallpapers. There is also support for the iPhone 12 Leather Sleeve with MagSafe.

In media, iOS 14.2 brings revamped new ‘now playing’ controls on the iPhone lock screen alongside redesigned AirPlay 2 controls in the Control Center.

Another one of the new changes in iOS 14.2 is a brand new Shazam toggle that can be added to Control Center.

The update also includes support for Intercom, which turns the HomePod, HomePod mini, and other devices into intercoms, a new feature Apple announced that can be used throughout the home.

Here are all the new features included in iOS 14.2:

  • Over 100 new emoji, including animals, food, faces, household objects, musical instruments, gender-inclusive emoji, and more
  • Eight new wallpapers in both light and dark mode versions
  • Magnifier can detect people nearby, and report their distance using the LiDAR sensor included in iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • Support for iPhone 12 Leather Sleeve with MagSafe
  • Optimized battery charging for AirPods to slow the rate of battery aging by reducing the time your AirPods spends fully charged
  • Headphone audio level notifications to alert you when audio level could impact your hearing
  • New AirPlay controls to stream entertainment throughout your home
  • Intercom support with HomePod and HomePod mini using iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, AirPods, and CarPlay
  • Ability to connect HomePod to Apple TV 4K for stereo, surround sound, and Dolby Atmos audio
  • Option to provide statistics about Exposure Notifications, without identifying you, to participating Public Health Authorities

iPadOS 14.2 release notes

iPadOS 14.2 includes the following improvements for your iPad:

  • Over 100 new emoji, including animals, food, faces, household objects, musical instruments, gender-inclusive emoji, and more
  • Eight new wallpapers in both light and dark mode versions
  • Magnifier can detect people nearby, and report their distance using the LiDAR sensor included in iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation) and iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation)
  • Scene Detection in Camera uses intelligent image recognition to identify objects within a scene and automatically improves the photo on iPad Air (4th generation)
  • Auto FPS in Camera automatically reduces the frame rate when recording video to improve low light capture and to optimize file size on iPad Air (4th generation)
  • Optimized battery charging for AirPods to slow the rate of battery aging by reducing the time your AirPods spends fully charged
  • New AirPlay controls to stream entertainment throughout your home
  • Intercom support with HomePod and HomePod mini using iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, AirPods, and CarPlay
  • Ability to connect HomePod to Apple TV 4K for stereo, surround sound, and Dolby Atmos audio

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