Install iOS 14.8.1 for New Unlock Methods
If you missed iOS 14.8, iOS 14.7.1, iOS 14.7 and iOS 14.6, you'll get additional features with your upgrade to iOS 14.8.1.
One of those changes allows Voice Control users to unlock their iPhone for the first time after a restart using only their voice. If that sounds useful, download iOS 14.8.
If you skipped iOS 14.8, iOS 14.7.1, iOS 14.7, iOS 14.6. iOS 14.5.1 and iOS 14.5, iOS 14.8.1 brings another change that will come in handy when you venture outside.
If you're on iOS 14.4.2 or below, and you download iOS 14.8.1 onto your iPhone and the latest watchOS update on your Apple Watch, you'll find an easier way to unlock your iPhone while wearing a mask.
These updates introduce a new "Unlock with Apple Watch" feature that will let you use an unlocked Apple Watch to gain access to your iPhone.
With this feature turned on, you won't have to enter a passcode to unlock your iPhone while you're wearing a mask.
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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
02/15/2021 at 10:04 am
My experience – IOS 14.4 is a nightmare for an Iphone7! Immediately following the upgrade, email would no longer open (“connecting” forever). Also, the iphone weather app deleted all weather stations and is similarly “connecting” forever. Deleting a text message, already a ridiculous multi-step process, now requires: select edit; CHOOSE WHETHER TO EDIT TEXT MESSAGES OR OTHER APPS??????; select each text to be deleted; then delete. (Why is there no “delete all” for texts?) Additionally, service bars (inside my house) suddenly dropped from three to one and on the utilities app, I can no longer display the complete serial number. Thank you so much for providing information and assistance to consumers.
02/15/2021 at 3:59 pm
I’m so confused as to what to do? I have an iPhone 7 Plus and not a whole lot of storage left and I need the apps I have now to work so what do I do? I can’t risk loosing anything? Thank you
Jay Wright - iPhone X.
05/24/2021 at 12:02 pm
Is iPhone X battery health 89% okay to update?
07/20/2021 at 12:46 pm
iOS 14.7 is the worst disaster ever in iOS history, from bad battery, camera, stability issues bad data connections etc the lis goes on, im done with apple… 14.7 I never seen a iOS update go as high as .7 on iOS the highest was iOS 12.5.3 just b4 iOS 13, this goes to show iOS is going down hill fast too many updates in iOS 14, im going back to android…apple dropped the bomb on us
09/16/2021 at 7:32 am
Kinda sounds like Windows. Is Bill Gates involved with Apple production/design? If so, Apple and privacy are done!