The new software update for iPhones has been released by Apple. This is iOS 14.6. This update includes features like Apple Card Family support, the new Apple Podcasts subscription service, AirTag enhancements, security fixes, and a lot of bug fixes. Although iOS 14.6 isn’t as huge as iOS 14.5, it surely has some important features.
The new update is already released and can be downloaded on all the iPhones which will support it throughout the world. The compatible phone models include iPhone 12 series, iPhone 11 series, iPhone XS series, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE (1st and 2nd generation), and iPod Touch (7th generation).
The most interesting part of this update is the Apple Card Family support. This was announced at the Spring Reloaded event which took place last month. What this card does is, lets the users share this Apple Card with up to five people in their Family Sharing group. However, the people with whom the users share the card need to be 13 years or greater. This card can be used to track expenses, manage expenses with optional limits and controls, and build credit together.
The subscription service of Apple’s Podcasts is also included in the iOS 14.6 update. This means that the podcast creators can now charge money to their listeners who subscribe to them. As far as the Apple AirTags are concerned, support for email addresses in the Lost Mode option has been added for AirTags and Find My Network accessories. Also, the AirTags can now show the owner’s phone number, of course partially hidden if the device is touched with an NFC compatible device. Lastly, another feature is that the users can now unlock their iPhones only by their voice for the first time after a reboot.
Several bug fixes are also included in iOS 14.6. For example, the Apple Watch unlock wasn’t working after the Lock iPhone was used on the Apple Watch. This bug has been fixed in this update. Some other fixes are reminders appearing as blank lines, call blocking extensions not appearing in Settings, and Bluetooth devices disconnecting during an active call.