Apple’s new iOS update 14.1 has been introduced for iPhone 6S and above. Not limited to the iPhone but the new update also applies to iPads and iPod Touch starting from the 7th generation and onwards. However, the question here arises that why did Apple push this new update so quickly after iOS 14.0.1? The answer is simple – it had quite a few bugs in it, which had to be fixed immediately.
Apple iOS 14.0.1 – A Complete Fail
We all know why Apple pushes constant iOS updates; to fix the previous bugs and issues. This is what iOS 14.0.1 was launched for – to fix the bugs and issues in iOS 14. However, this turned out to be a complete failure as the new update further introduced some new bugs.
Some of the issues 14.0.1 update was supposed to fix were:
- Default apps being set back to Apple apps
- Reports of no camera preview displays on iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
- Incidents of weak or slow Wi-Fi connectivity
- Issues relevant to Mail app with some providers
- News widget issues
What made this update a complete failure was that along with introducing new bugs, it wasn’t able to fix all of the previous iOS 14 update issues either.
Problems such as weak and slow Wi-fi connectivity, Mail issues with some providers, and resetting to default Apple apps are some of the prominent glitches that remained unsolved.
Moreover, the update also brings new issues such as Bluetooth connectivity, widespread widget issues, keyboard lag, and system instabilities. If you think this inconvenience was only being caused in iPhones, you’re wrong – iPads were facing the same problems as well with 14.0.1.
Apple iOS 14.1 – A Ray of Hope
As suspected, it wasn’t going to take much time for iOS 14.1 to launch and fix all the bugs from iOS 14. The company is in a messy phase, where at the beginning of a new iOS version’s launch, there will be quite a few bugs and fixes and new bugs, leading to constant fresh updates being pushed.
One thing is for sure that if you haven’t updated your Apple device to the previous updates, then this one will not just take quite some space but also time to install. It should be a pretty big download. For iOS 14.0.1 users, the update is around 400MBs. However, the exact download size will vary according to your device and its current iOS version.
iOS 14 was a ray of hope to have fixed all the previous bugs, but that didn’t turn out to be the case either. There are still several persisting issues that need to be resolved. Nevertheless, it has been an upgrade in terms of the features that it has to offer.
Features of Apple iOS 14.1
Some of the features and resolutions that iOS 14.1 has to offer following iOS 14.0.1 are:
- Adds support for 10-bit HDR video playback and edit in Photos for iPhone 8 and later
- Addresses an issue where some widgets, folders, and icons were showing up in reduced size on the Home Screen
- Addresses 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
- Fixes an issue that could prevent incoming calls from displaying region information
- Fixes an issue on some devices where selecting zoomed display mode and an alphanumeric passcode could result in the Lock Screen emergency call button overlapping with the text input box
- Addresses an issue where some users were occasionally unable to download or add songs to their library while viewing an album or playlist
- Fixes an issue that could prevent zeroes from appearing in Calculator
- Resolves an issue where streaming video resolution could temporarily be reduced at the start of playback
- Fixes an issue that prevented setting up a family member’s Apple Watch for some users
- Resolves 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
The Final Verdict
Our final verdict for the iOS 14.1 update would be that you shouldn’t upgrade to the new update if you are currently enjoying a bug-free environment. What we find out so far that iOS 14.1 provides stability compared to iOS 14 and 14.0.1 for some users. Others are still facing previous problems, such as resetting the user’s third-party browser and email default apps.
If you’re someone who uses Apple Mail and Safari solely, you can shift to this update and enjoy the features the update has to offer. Otherwise, we’d suggest to wait for iOS 14.2 and upgrade to that, as we expect it would have more features to offer, fewer bugs, and overall performance improvements.
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