iOS 14.4 rolls out

Apple has started rolling out iOS 14.4 to iPhone and iPad users. While not as a meaty of an update as iOS 14.3, it comes with a handful of small enhancements.

There’s a lot to play with in the latest iOS 14.4 build. For HomePod users, there’s new audio, video, and haptic effects related to transferring songs to the speaker. On the fitness front, there are some tweaks linked to the Apple Watch.

And for people who have Bluetooth audio devices, you can now specify a type Car Stereo, Headphone, Hearing Aid, Speaker, Other which allows the Headphone Audio Level monitor to be on the lookout for audio levels that might damage hearing.

Apple has also tweaked the camera app so that it can better recognize QR codes that fall on the smaller side, and there’s a new warning if the camera components on your iPhone 12 have been replaced with non-Apple parts.

The update comes with a number of bug fixes as well, one of which addresses artifact-laced HDR photos captured by the iPhone 12 Pro and another that tackles keyboard lag. The latter has been plaguing some iPhone users since the initial release of iOS 14.

Apple today also released watchOS 7.3, which comes with the company’s new Time to Walk feature on Fitness+ and Unity watch face. If you don’t see a notification prompting you to download the updates, you can check for them manually by launching the Settings menu, navigating to the “General” section and then tapping “Software Update” near the top of the page.

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