Apple releasing iOS 14.4 and watchOS 7.3 today
Apple is releasing iOS 14.4 and watchOS 7.3 today, bringing improvements for iPhone and Apple Watch.
iOS 14.4 brings bug fixes and several new features to the iPhone including, the ability for smaller QR codes to be recognized by the Camera app, notifications when non-genuine camera parts are fitted by a third-party to an iPhone 12, and more.
The update isn’t as feature-packed as some previous iOS updates, but today’s installment does address a handful of bugs including, issues where the Fitness widget may not display updated Activity data, typing may be delayed and word suggestions may not appear in the keyboard, image artifacts could appear in HDR photos taken with iPhone 12 Pro, the keyboard may not come up in the correct language in Messages, audio stories from the News app in CarPlay may not resume after being paused for spoken directions or Siri, and enabling Switch Control in Accessibility may prevent phone calls from being answered from the Lock Screen.
watchOS 7.3 expands the availability of Apple Watch’s ECG app, which brings the ability for users to take an electrocardiogram to show whether their heart rhythm indicates signs of atrial fibrillation to users in Japan, Mayotte, Philippines, and Thailand.
The update also brings a new Unity watch face inspired by the colors of the Pan-African Flag, which features shapes that change throughout the day as you move, and a fix for an issue where Control Center and Notification Center may be unresponsive when Zoom is enabled.
iPadOS 14.4 will also likely launch alongside the two new updates today.