iOS 14.4.1, What to expect from the latest OS release

What’s new in iOS 14.4.1

Odiha News: Apple released iOS 14.4.1 to the public. This is available to all iOS 14 supported devices. So if you have an iPhone 6S or newer, it will be available to that and iPad Air 2 and higher as well. Now, this came in at 138.3 MB on iPhone,12 Pro. It can vary in size depending on the device you’re using. But in general, if you’re upgrading from iOS 14.4, it will be near that size.

Now, if you do not see the update, you can install this by going to your settings app, then going down to general tapping on the software update, and it should be available.

If you’re still not seeing it, tap on automatic updates, turnoff, download iOS updates, and then check again. And it should show up.

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Now let’s go ahead and talk about the build number and then look at what’s new. And if you’re in beta testing mode, then you will not see this update. So keep that in mind. You would need a computer to install this update. Suppose you’re on one of the betas, such as iOS 14.5 beta one, two or three.

Now let’s take a look at the build number. We’ll go to settings, then general, then about, and you can see the build numbers.

So this is not a huge update, but there are some changes in it. Now in this update, there is no modem update. So if you’re using an iPhone 12 pro, for example, you won’t have a modem update. And as far as new features are concerned, well, there is not anything specified whatsoever. Other than a couple of things mentioned below with security, but as far as features, Apple did release a couple of other things to go along with this.

So if we go into the app store and we go to today, for example, you’ll see that it’s women’s history month. To celebrate that and international women’s day today, Apple released many different suggestions regarding apps that women have developed. And you’ll see nine awesome women-led apps.

So, the first time you opened the podcast app, you may see that pop-up, but you’ll see it says the power of sisterhood. So there are some more suggestions within the podcast app for that as well. Now, also Apple released the kids listening club, for example, or the kids and family section within podcasts. This feature includes common sense, and the media picks one more kid know best and storytime. So if we go into here, you’ll see there’s one more kid knows best. He doesn’t want to stay in the centre there and storytime. So you have all of these things under kids and family. So if you’re going to listen to some, you’ll have those as an option, for example. So that’s for kids and family, and they’ve been curated for the podcast app. So that’s new. Although that available to all iOS 14 versions, it seems now within this update, there is no mention of a fixed for green tint.

That’s part of iOS 14.5, which they’re continuing to work on, and some other issues, but Bluetooth does so far seems to be a little bit better. A lot of people with iOS 14.4, we’re having problems with Bluetooth.

For example, it seems to be slightly better with disconnects so far, and it looks just to be fixed. Hopefully, whatever they did, they updated that, but they didn’t specify it anywhere, but hopefully, it’s a little bit better.

Now, as far as features, there’s nothing major in this update that will be left for iOS 14.5. Still, Apple is pushing this because of security concerns and precisely one major issue that they mentioned. Now, they only said one. That doesn’t mean there isn’t more than one, but they mentioned it is pretty major and has to do with the web specifically, which runs the internet, basically for Safari. The underlying code, for example, and the impact was said to be processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution. To fix this,a memory corruption issue was addressed with improved validation. So that has been patched and hopefully makes this much more secure. That was the same patch pushed out to the iPad as well. So it’s a pretty major bug that has been patched that was found in, is now taken care of now, as far as battery life, battery life is going to take a couple of days to measure.

When I looked at iOS 14.4 in the follow-up I had done before that particular version,70% or so of people said that it was better than the previous version or the same. Now, this update hopefully improves some issues. Maybe there was a memory issue that this was patching. But if we look at the battery settings, battery health will not degrade based on these updates.

Battery health is just simply checking your capacity of the physical battery within the phone. So don’t worry about that. It may go down, but that’s only because the physical ability went down, not because the update caused it. However, over the last ten days or so, this phone was not my main phone, but you can expect the same battery. Life is 14.4 or better, but it will take a few days to know that for sure. Now, as far as performance overall on this update, well, so far, it’s been nice and smooth. One nice thing is I haven’t seen a single bit of lag when closing an app.

Now, this seemed to happen with iOS 14.4and other apps and things running in the background. You’d go and close them, and they would lag or stutter so far. I haven’t seen this on any of my devices, and it did take a couple of days to show up in 14.4, but hopefully, it doesn’t with this one so far. It’s nice and smooth. And also, when you’re playing games and everything, you shouldn’t see any performance degradation at all. So if we go into Minecraft, for example, you’ll see it a load here. It may take a moment to resume. We’ll give it just a second, and you’ll see that frame rates are nice and fast smooth. So no issues here whatsoever.

It’s nice and smooth. And there is a little bit of lag right there, and now it seems back to normal. So give it a little bit. If it’s loading a new world, for example. And if you’re playing Minecraft or call of duty mobile, or any of those, expect it to perform about the same since this is just basically a security update.

When it comes to iPad iOS 14.4.1, again, it only is explicitly addressing that issue that we mentioned with security. Upon initial reboot of this device, it was prolonged, but now it’s performing just fine. So if you go into security, you’ll see that it’s a little bit choppy. One of the older supported devices seems to be performing okay. So you can do whatever you did before. It’s not going to be a significant update compared to iOS 14.4, but it should fix some bugs.

Should you install iOS 14.4.1?

Well, if you’re already on iOS 14.4, I would say absolutely, just for the security patch and, hopefully, the fix to the lag of closing apps and things like that. It’s definitely worth updating too. And we think you’ll probably see a little bit better performance and smoothness overall.

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