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Apple released iOS 14.6 and iPadOS 14.6 to the public. The iOS 14.6 update is not as significant as the iOS 14.5 update that preceded it, but it still features a number of notable new features. We highlight everything new in iOS 14.6 and iPadOS 14.6 below.

Support for Spatial Audio and Lossless by Apple Music

It was during this month that Apple announced two new features on Apple Music, which subscribers to the service will receive completely free of charge, at no additional cost. Apple Music‌ Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos offers a multi-dimensional and immersive audio experience that allows artists to place music in a way that sounds like notes are coming around the user.

Apple is also also updating its entire music catalog to Lossless Audio, which preserves the details of the original audio file so that ‌Apple Music‌ subscribers can hear the songs exactly as the artists recorded them in the studio.

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Neither of these two features is actually being released with iOS 14.6 as Apple plans to enable them in June through a server-side update, but iOS 14.6 lays the groundwork.

Apple card family

Announced in April, the Apple Card Family was developed to allow an Apple card to be shared among family members. Two adults in a family can share a single ‌Apple Card‌ account, with each person being a co-owner to build credit.

The ‌Apple Card‌ family also allows parents to share an ‌Apple Card‌ with their children for shopping, with optional spending limits and parental controls to help children learn financial habits. All family expenses are controlled with a single monthly bill.

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Up to five people can be added to an ‌Apple Card‌ account for sharing purposes, being shared via the Wallet app. All users must be part of the same Family Group and be 13 years of age or older.

Co-owners must be 18 years of age or older and will have a combined spending limit and the ability to see each other’s spending. Existing ‌Apple Card‌ customers will be able to merge their ‌Apple Card‌ accounts if they have two cards, resulting in a higher shared credit limit, but this feature will not be available until July.

Apple podcast subscription support

IOS 14.6 introduces support for subscriptions in the Apple Podcasts app, allowing podcast creators to charge their followers for a subscription.

Subscriptions can unlock additional content, with NPR, Los Angeles Times, Sony Music Entertainment, Wondery and more planning to introduce premium content. Podcast subscriptions are available in more than 170 countries.

AirTag and Find My

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In the Find My app, if you put an AirTag or ‌Find My‌ accessory in Lost Mode, you can now add an email address for contact purposes. Before iOS 14.6, the only option was to enter a phone number.

AirTags now also shows a partially masked phone number for an owner when touched with an NFC-compatible device. Features to help you recover lost objects.

Voice control and bug fixing

One of the novelties is also the possibility to unlock your iPhone using your voice, an important resource for those who need to use the iPhone accessibility option.

There are a number of bug fixes included with iOS 14.6, with Apple fixing issues that include the Apple Watch that doesn’t work to unlock the ‌iPhone‌, disconnecting Bluetooth devices and performance issues during startup:

  • Unlocking with Apple Watch may not work after using the ‌‌iPhone‌‌ Lock on the Apple Watch
  • Reminders can appear as blank lines
  • Call blocking extensions may not appear in settings
  • Bluetooth devices can sometimes disconnect or send audio to a different device during an active call
  • PiPhone‌‌ may experience reduced performance during startup

How to install the update?

  1. Ideally, it is preferable that the equipment is plugged into an outlet and turn on the Wifi
  2. Go to Settings and then go to General. In this area choose the Softare Update option
  3. As soon as it arrives, the Apple device will search for new updates and when found, click on “Download and Install”.
  4. You will probably ask for your device unlock code and, after downloading, choose the option to install so that the device starts to update to the latest version of the operating system.

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