Apple today is releasing iOS, iPadOS, and tvOS 14.6 to supported devices. The updates are mainly for lossless audio support and Podcast subscription features.
Apple today is releasing iOS 14.6, iPadOS 14.6, and tvOS 14.6 to all compatible devices today. This is the sixth major update for iOS 14 which originally came out in last year. This is the follow up to the iOS 14.5 update. This new update is largely focused on audio improvements. The new update will let Apple Music subscribers enable lossless audio or Dolby Atmos once it’s available in the coming weeks. It also updates Podcasts to introduce podcast subscriptions.
Apple iOS, iPadOS 14.6, and tvOS 14.6
To get the new update on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV head to Settings > General > Software Updates and tap or click the Download and Install button.
In addition to Podcast Subscriptions, Audio Improvements it also adds support for Apple Card Family sharing and AirTag and Find My improvements. As usual, it also includes other general bug fixes and security improvements.
Here is a list of the full release notes:
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
- 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
- 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
Apple is also working on developments for iOS 15 which is set to arrive later this year. Note that certain Apple devices like HomePod and AirPods won’t support lossless audio right away.