4 Reasons Not to Install iOS 14.3 & 11 Reasons You Should
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4 Reasons Not to Install iOS 14.3 & 11 Reasons You Should



Install iOS 14.3 If You're Having Issues

Install iOS 14.3 If You're Having Issues

If your device has been struggling with issues on iOS 14.2.1, iOS 14.2, iOS 14.1, iOS 14.0.1, iOS 14.0 or iOS 13, think about giving iOS 14.3 a shot. 

iOS 14.3 brings several important bug fixes along with it. They include:

  • Addresses an issue where some MMS messages may not be received.
  • Addresses an issue where Contact groups failed to display members when composing a message.
  • Addresses an issue where some videos would not appear correctly when shared from the ‌Photos‌ app.
  • Addresses an issue where app folders may fail to open.
  • Addresses an issue where Spotlight search results, and opening apps from Spotlight may not work.
  • Addresses an issue where Bluetooth could be unavailable in Settings.
  • Addresses an issue where MagSafe Duo Charger could wirelessly charge your ‌iPhone‌ at less than the maximum power.
  • Addresses an issue where wireless accessories and peripherals using the WAC protocol could fail to complete setup.
  • Addresses an issue where the keyboard would dismiss when adding a list in Reminders while using VoiceOver.

If you've run into one or more of these issues on your iPhone, you'll want to install the iOS 14.3 update on your device today.

If you own an iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, or iPhone 12 Pro Max, and you skipped iOS 14.2.1, you'll get its fixes with iOS 14.3. 

The iPhone 12 series' iOS 14.2.1 update had three bug fixes on board:

  • Addressed an issue where some MMS messages may not be received.
  • Addressed an issue where Made for iPhone hearing devices could have sound quality issues when listening to audio from iPhone.
  • Addressed an issue where the Lock Screen could become unresponsive on iPhone 12 mini.

If you skipped iOS 14.2, you'll get its fixes with your upgrade to iOS 14.3. iOS 14.2 included several bug fixes for lingering issues. Here's the full list:

  • Addressed an issue where apps could be out of order on the Home Screen dock.
  • Addressed an issue where the Camera viewfinder may appear black when launched.
  • Addressed an issues where the keyboard on the Lock Screen could miss touches when trying to enter the passcode.
  • Addressed an issue where Reminders could default to times in the past.
  • Addressed an issue where the Photos widget may not display content.
  • Addressed an issues where the Weather widget could display the high temperature in Celsius when set to Fahrenheit.
  • Addressed an issue where the next-hour precipitation chart description in Weather could incorrectly indicate when precipitation stops.
  • Addressed an issue where Voice Memos recordings are interrupted by incoming calls.
  • Addressed an issue where the screen could be black during Netflix video playback.
  • Addressed an issue where Apple Cash could fail to send or receive money when asked via ‌Siri‌.
  • Addressed an issue where the Apple Watch app may unexpectedly close when opened.
  • Addressed an issue where workout GPS routes or Health data are prevented from syncing between Apple Watch and ‌iPhone‌ for some users.
  • Addressed an issue where audio is incorrectly labeled as “Not Playing” in the ‌CarPlay‌ Dashboard.
  • Addressed an issue where devices could be prevented from charging wirelessly.
  • Addressed an issue where Exposure Notifications is disabled when restoring ‌iPhone‌ from iCloud Backup or transferring data to a new ‌iPhone‌ using ‌iPhone‌ Migration. 

If you skipped iOS 14.1, you'll get iOS 14.1's bug fixes with your upgrade. Here's what iOS 14.1 brought to the table.

  • Addressed an issue where some widgets, folders, and icons were showing up in reduced size on the Home Screen
  • Addressed an issue where dragging widgets on the Home Screen could remove apps from folders
  • Fixed an issue where some emails in Mail were sent from an incorrect alias
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent incoming calls from displaying region information
  • Fixed an issue on some devices where selecting zoomed display mode and an alphanumeric passcode could result in the Lock Screen emergency call button overlapping with the text input box
  • Addressed an issue where some users were occasionally unable to download or add songs to their library while viewing an album or playlist
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent zeroes from appearing in Calculator
  • Resolved an issue where streaming video resolution could temporarily be reduced at the start of playback
  • Fixed an issue that prevented setting up a family member’s Apple Watch for some users
  • Resolved an issue where the Apple Watch case material was displayed incorrectly in the Apple Watch app
  • Addressed an issue in the Files app that could cause some MDM-managed cloud service providers to incorrectly display content as unavailable
  • Improved compatibility with Ubiquiti wireless access points

If you skipped iOS 14.0.1, you get the update's fixes with your upgrade. Here are the bug fixes from iOS 14.0.1:

  • Fixed an issue that could cause default browser and mail settings to reset after restarting your iPhone
  • Addressed an issue that could prevent camera previews from displaying on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent your iPhone from connecting to Wi-Fi networks
  • Resolved an issue that could prevent sending email with some mail providers
  • Addressed an issue that could prevent images from appearing in the News widget

New versions of iOS often fix unlisted issues as well. 

The iOS 14.3 could also fix performance issues like severe battery drain, UI lag, Bluetooth problems, random reboots, lockups and freezes, and various issues with first-party applications.

If you skipped an iOS 13 update, you will get additional bug fixes with your version of iOS 14.3. Again, the fixes from the update(s) you skipped are baked into your upgrade. 

For more on iOS 13's bug fixes, take a look at our guide.

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  1. Richard Rod

    12/08/2020 at 7:57 pm

    XR 14.2 Just noticed Dish Anywhere & My Dish won’t allow sign in. Can’t sign in Dish as my tv provider either.(sign in error. authorization svc.unavail. try later) Tried via wyfy & data. Reboot phone; delete & reinstall apps after update 1 app. Also I can access Dish Anywhere on laptop (win 10) but cannot connect to Dish anywhere or myDish with apps on iphone OR browsers: chrome, opera, and safari on iphone. also I tried dvd.netflix.com on 3 browsers on iphone and get same message ‘page not found” but can do fine on laptop on any browser. Called DISH, T Mobil, Apple and they all point fingers at the other. These always worked in previous versions but I cannot tell you exactly what one was last version working. Why does a web page work on laptop but not on iphone but all other websites work fine on the iphone. going nuts…please help

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