iPadOS 14.7 was released just days after Apple brought iOS 14.7. This is the first time the Cupertino-based company has separated the iPadOS and iOS versions as it normally bundles software updates for both, thanks to the same underlying architecture. The iPadOS 14.7 update brings improvements to the Home app and podcasts. It also fixes bugs affecting Apple Music and Mail. Additionally, the update fixes security issues and vulnerabilities that could help attackers target iPad users.
iPadOS 14.7: What’s new?
The iPadOS 14.7 update, per Apple’s release notes, allows the Home app to manage timers on the HomePod. The update also improves the Podcasts library to let you choose whether you want to see all shows or only watched shows. Additionally, Apple updated the Apple Card family to iPadOS 14.7 with the ability to combine credit limits and share a condominium account with an existing Apple Card user.
Along with the new additions, iPadOS 14.7 fixes a bug in Apple Music that disabled the Share Playlist menu option. The update also fixes the issue where Dolby Atmos and Apple Music lossless audio playback stops unexpectedly. Separately, Apple fixed the issue that caused Braille displays on iPad to show invalid information when composing Mail messages.
iPadOS 14.7 also fixes the issue where audio skips when using USB Type-C to 3.5mm headphone jack adapters on the iPad.
Apple has also detailed the list of security content that comes with iPadOS 14.7. These fixes are intended for operating system features and components such as ActionKit, Wi-Fi, CoreAudio, Find My, WebKit, and Measure, among others. The same security fixes are also available for iPhone users through iOS 14.7.
iPadOS 14.7: How to download
Apple has released iPadOS 14.7 for all iPad models compatible with iPadOS 14. You can download the update to your device through Settings > General > Software update.
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