Enlarge /. The different color options of the iPhone 12.
This week Apple released a series of software updates to pave the way for tomorrow's iPhone 12 launch. Including: iOS and iPadOS 14.1 as well as updates for iMovie and GarageBand for iOS.
iOS 14.1 includes support for the various new iPhone 12-specific features and a number of bug fixes. Most of the bug fixes fix UI bugs that shipped with iOS 14 in the last month. iPadOS 14.1 includes some of the same bug fixes.
Both updates are the second since iOS 14 after iOS and iPadOS 14.0.1. The update immediately prior to this update fixed a bug that resulted in users' default email and browser apps being reset when a device was turned off or restarted. However, meanwhile, users have found that their settings are also reset when App Store updates are made. iOS 14.1 does not address this issue.
Here are Apple's update notes for iOS 14.1:
iOS 14.1 contains improvements and bug fixes for your "iPhone".
- Adds support for 10-bit HDR video playback and edits it in Photos for iPhone 8 and later
- Resolves an issue where some "widgets", folders, and icons were displayed at a reduced size on the home screen
- Fixes an issue where dragging "Widgets" on the "Home Screen" could remove apps from folders
- Fixes an issue where some emails in Mail were sent from an incorrect alias
- Addresses an issue that could prevent incoming calls from displaying region information
- Addresses an issue on some devices where selecting the zoomed view mode and an alphanumeric passcode could cause the lock screen emergency button to overlap the text entry field
- Fixes an issue in which some users were occasionally unable to download or add songs to their library while viewing an album or playlist
- Addresses an issue that could prevent the calculator from displaying zeros
- Fixes an issue where streaming video could temporarily lower its resolution at the start of playback
- Fixes an issue that prevented some users from setting up a family member's Apple Watch
- Fixes an issue where the Apple Watch case material was displayed incorrectly in the Apple Watch app
- Addresses an issue in the Files app that could cause some MDM managed cloud service providers to incorrectly display content as unavailable
- Improves compatibility with Ubiquiti wireless access points
Some features may not be available in all regions or on all Apple devices. For information about the security content of Apple software updates, see this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222