Apple releases iOS and iPadOS 14.6, macOS 11.4

Apple releases iOS and iPadOS 14.6, macOS 11.4

Apple has officially released its latest operating system updates, including iOS 14.6, iPadOS 14.6, and macOS Big Sur 11.4. The updates come with new features and bug fixes.

The latest iOS and iPadOS 14.6 includes support for Apple Card Family, paid podcast subscriptions, as well as AirTag and Find My updates.

Check out the full release notes for iOS 14.6 below.

• Apple Card Family

– Apple Card? can be shared with up to five people, including anyone 13 years or older in your Family Sharing group
– Apple Card? Family adds support for families to track expenses, manage spending with optional limits and controls, and build credit together

• Podcasts

– Subscription support for channels and individual shows

• AirTag and Find My

– Lost mode option to add an email address instead of a phone number for
– AirTag and Find My network accessories
– AirTag will show the partially masked phone number of the owner when tapped with an NFC-capable device


• Accessibility

– Voice Control users can unlock their ?iPhone? for the first time after a restart using only their voice

This release also fixes the following issues:

• Unlock with Apple Watch may not work after using Lock ?iPhone? on Apple Watch
• Reminders may appear as blank lines
• Call blocking extensions may not appear in Settings
• Bluetooth devices could sometimes disconnect or send audio to a different device during an active call
• iPhone? may experience reduced performance during startup

On the other hand, macOS Big Sur 11.4 also adds support for podcast subscriptions. Here are the full release notes for macOS Big Sur 11.4:

• Podcasts

– Apple Podcasts? subscriptions are available for purchase via monthly and annual subscriptions
– Channels group together collections of shows from podcast creators

This release also fixes the following issues:

• Bookmarks in Safari may get reordered or moved into a folder that can appear hidden
• Certain websites may not display correctly after your Mac wakes from sleep
• Keywords may not be included when exporting a photo from the Photos app
• Preview may become unresponsive when searching PDF documents
• 16-inch MacBook may become unresponsive when playing Civilization VI

The iOS and iPadOS 14.6 updates can be downloaded on all eligible devices over the air in the Settings app. The updates are compatible with iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation).

To get the new software update, go to Settings > General > Software Update.

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