Apple’s, about a month after the iPhone-maker’s big landed at the end of April. iOS 14.6 appears to be a far smaller update than 14.5 — which included the ability to unlock your iPhone with , for advertising purposes and . The new iOS 14.6 includes another way to locate lost and , as well as .
Here’s what we know about iOS 14.6 so far. Plus, we’re expecting Apple to unveilat its in June. We’ve collected .
How can I download iOS 14.6?
You should get a prompt telling you that iOS 14.6 is now available and asking if you’d like to download it. Or you can do the following:
1. Open the Settings app.
2. Select General.
3. Tap Software Update.
Your device will connect to Apple’s servers and prompt you to download and install the update. Follow the prompts to complete the installation. When your device reboots, it will be running iOS 14.6. (Check out our.)
What devices does iOS 14.6 work on?
iOS 14.6 is compatible with all the same devices as iOS 14. Generally, these include the iPhone 6S all the way up through the iPhone 12, along with the iPhone SE and the seventh-gen iPod Touch. For the.
What new features does iOS 14.6 include?
The latest operating software update is smaller, and is focused on under-the-hood changes. Here’s what we’ve seen in the public beta version of the software.
Add a contact email when your AirTag is in Lost Mode
If you’ve bought one of Apple’s new(here’s ), you may know that if you lose the item the AirTag is attached to, you can put the tag in Lost Mode and get a notification when it’s within range of the . If someone else finds your AirTag, they can use an iPhone or other NFC-capable device to view your contact number and get in touch with you. The adds the ability to enter a contact email instead of a phone number.
Apple Card Family
iOS 14.6 also marks the launch of. This addition lets you share your Apple Card with up to five people (aged 13 years or older) in your Family Sharing group. Apple Card Family lets families track expenses, manage spending with the option to add limits and controls, as well as build credit.
Better beta tools
The beta versions of iOS 14.6 included a tool that lets app developers and public beta testers. Before iOS 14.5 went live to the public, developers could choose between upgrading their device to the iOS 14.5 release candidate or to the beta version of iOS 14.6. Under the Software Update menu in Settings, there’s a new Also Available section where you can find this option.
Hi-fi support for Apple Music
On May 17, Apple said that in June, it wouldto Apple Music through at no additional cost. High-fidelity streaming could help Apple Music compete with Spotify, which in February said it was .
For more, check out, and some of the . And before you make any OS updates, .