Apple Releases iOS and iPadOS 14.7.1 With Fix for Touch ID Apple Watch Bug

Apple today released iOS and iPadOS 14.7.1, minor bug fix updates that come just a week after the release of iOS 14.7, software that introduced new Apple Card features and support for the MagSafe Battery Pack.

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The iOS and iPadOS 14.7.1 updates can be downloaded for free and the software is available on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the new software, go to Settings > General > Software Update.

iOS 14.7.1 fixes a bug that could prevent Touch ID iPhones from unlocking an Apple Watch, an iOS 14.7 issue that Apple said it would fix in an upcoming software update.

iOS 14.7.1 fixes an issue where iPhone models with Touch ID cannot unlock a paired Apple Watch using the Unlock with iPhone feature. This update also provides important security updates and is recommended for all users.

Apple says the update also includes security updates, and recommends that all users install the iOS and iPadOS 14.7.1 updates.

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Top Rated Comments

sw1tcher Avatar
18 months ago

Wonder if "work from home" is affecting Apple quality control... ?
Because Apple's never released an update to an update so soon prior to pandemic?

iOS 13.0 - released Sept 19, 2019
13.1 - released Sept. 24, 2019
13.1.1 - released Sept. 27, 2019
13.1.2 - released Sept. 30, 2019

13.2 - released Oct. 28, 2019
13.2.1 - released Oct. 30, 2019
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MrGimper Avatar
18 months ago

If you don’t have a Touch ID phone like most of us this update isn’t really needed
Fantastic logic there..... unless you want the important security updates it also includes? :rolleyes:
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Runs For Fun Avatar
18 months ago

Im shocked Apple has released this update. Perhaps, the last iOS 14.7.1 update until iOS 15 is out.
It's just a minor point release. What's so shocking about that?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sw1tcher Avatar
18 months ago

How does MR know about these updates before they're actually released?
Jon Prosser secretly works for MR ?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Runs For Fun Avatar
18 months ago

If you don’t have a Touch ID phone like most of us this update isn’t really needed
There's definitely some other changes in there considering they also released an update to iPadOS which has no connection to the Apple Watch.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sw1tcher Avatar
18 months ago

I thought Apple was done with 14.7 at this point.
Apple should stop fixing 14.7 because iOS 15 is around the corner?

iOS 12.5 is old but that didn't stop them from releasing 12.5.3 update ('https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT212341') on May 3, 2021 and 12.5.4 update ('https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT212548') on June 14, 2021
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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