List of 24 new features and improvements in the official version of iOS 14.2
Nov 2020

Kirsten Thomas

List of 24 new features and improvements in the official version of iOS 14.2

iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2 were officially launched today, and users can update them via OTA. The new version focuses on adding more than 100 Emoji models, as well as 8 background images. It also provides better support for the new iPhone and also fixes a lot of problems. It also provides optimized battery charging functions for AirPods users.

iOS 14.2 includes the following iPhone improvements:

  • More than 100 new emojis, including animals, food, emoticons, household items, musical instruments, gender inclusive emojis, etc.
  • Eight new background images (including light and dark mode versions)
  • The magnifying glass can detect nearby people and use the LiDAR sensor of iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max to report their distance
  • Support iPhone 12 MagSafe leather case
  • AirPods' optimized battery charging reduces the battery aging rate by reducing the time that AirPods are used to fully charge
  • Headphone volume notification will alert you when the volume may affect your hearing
  • New AirPlay control project can stream entertainment content to every place in the home
  • Support using iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, AirPods and CarPlay to "broadcast" to HomePod and HomePod mini
  • Connect HomePod to Apple TV 4K for stereo, surround sound and Dolby Atmos functions
  • Option to provide participating public health authorities with statistics related to unidentified “exposure notifications”

This version also fixes the following issues:

  • The order of apps on the Dock on the main screen may be out of order
  • The camera viewfinder may display a black screen when activated
  • The keyboard on the lock screen may miss a tap when entering the password
  • Reminders may be preset to the past time
  • The "Photo" gadget may not display content
  • The "Weather" gadget may display the maximum temperature as "Celsius" when set to "Fahrenheit"
  • The rainfall chart in the next hour in "Weather" indicates that the rain stop time may be incorrectly displayed
  • "Recorder" recording will be interrupted by incoming calls
  • A black screen may appear when playing Netflix videos
  • The Apple Watch app may close unexpectedly when opened
  • Some users’ fitness training GPS route or “health” data cannot be synchronized between Apple Watch and iPhone
  • The audio is incorrectly labeled "not playing" on the CarPlay dashboard
  • The device may not charge wirelessly
  • When restoring iPhone from “iCloud Backup” or using “iPhone Transfer” to transfer data to a new iPhone, “Exposure Notification” will be disabled