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iOS 14.4 : Features update and Bug fixes

Apple iOS 14.4

Apple has released the new version of iOS and iPadOS for its users. The new iOS 14.4 and iPadOS 14.4 is the latest and stable version for iPhones and iPads. The update has been rolled out for Apple iPhone 6s device and for all the devices that come after that. The Indian users who use iPhones get this update on 26th of January in their devices. So if you haven’t download the update yet then go to your setting and update the new version.

This update also brings some new features and fixed security issues. Apple release an Apple Security document to tell about a Kernal and WebKit vulnerabilities that are detected. And fixed those in this update see what the document say.

Kernel

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: A malicious application may be able to elevate privileges. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.

Description: A race condition was addressed with improved locking.

CVE-2021-1782: an anonymous researcher

WebKit

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: A remote attacker may be able to cause arbitrary code execution. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.

Description: A logic issue was addressed with improved restrictions.

CVE-2021-1871: an anonymous researcher

CVE-2021-1870: an anonymous researcher

New features in iOS 14.4 update –

  • Scanning QR-Code – Scanning Qr codes in phones is from a long time. So this part is not new but the part that’s new this time in Qr-code is that now you can scan small size Qr-Codes too without taking your phone too close to that code.
  • Connected Bluthoot devices type – Now inside your Bluetooth setting there is a new feature is added device type. This feature detects what device you are using to hear music like car stereo, headphone, speakers. So the audio level measurement will be correct and not damage your hearing.
  • iPhone 12 Camera warring –  This update is for only the iPhone 12 model users. Now if your iPhone 12 models don’t have an original camera module it gives you a notification warning about that. Before that Apple did this with Batterys to give notification about battery authentication. And now the camera is also going to be doing the same.

Bugs fixed in iOS 14.4 –

  • Fitness widget data update – If you have an Apple watch and connected with your iPhone. And see your data in fitness widget then before the update the data will not update properly. But now the issue is fixed.
  • Keyboard typing delay – In the messaging and note-taking, the keyboard typing delay is also fixed now and the suggestions are also working properly too.
  • Language problem in keyboard – If you use multiple languages in your messaging. Then the language that you selected not working properly also resolve in this update.
  • Switch control –  In the accessibility option switch control now could prevent phone calls from answering in lock screen if you enable this feature.

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