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Install iPadOS 14.4.2 If You're Having Issues

Install iPadOS 14.4.2 If You're Having Issues

If you've been dealing with bugs and/or performance issues on iPadOS 14.4.1, iPadOS 14.4, iPadOS 14.3, iPadOS 14.2, iPadOS 14.1, iPadOS 14.0.1, iPadOS 14.0 or iPadOS 13, think about giving iPadOS 14.4.2 a shot. 

iPadOS 14.4.2 doesn't have any specific bug fixes on board, but new versions of iPadOS often fix unlisted issues.

The iPadOS 14.4.2 update has the potential to fix performance issues like severe battery drain, busted Wi-Fi connectivity, UI lag, Bluetooth problems, random reboots, lockups, freezes, and various issues with first-party applications.

If you skipped iPadOS 14.4, you'll get its bug fixes with your upgrade. They include:

  • Fixed an issue where typing may be delayed and word suggestions may not appear in the keyboard.
  • Fixed an issue where the keyboard may not come up in the correct language in Messages.

If you're dealing with one of these issues, you should probably install the iPadOS 14.4.2 update on your iPad today.

If you decided against downloading iPadOS 14.4.1, iPadOS 14.4 and iPadOS 14.3, iPadOS 14.4.2 brings iPadOS 14.3's bug fixes to your iPad. Here's the full list:

  • Addressed an issue where Messages notifications may not be received.
  • Addressed an issue where App folders may fail to open.
  • Addressed an issue where Spotlight search results, and opening apps from Spotlight may not work.
  • Addressed an issue where Contact groups failed to display members when composing a message.
  • Addressed an issue where Bluetooth could be unavailable in Settings.
  • Addressed an issue where wireless accessories and peripherals using the WAC protocol could fail to complete setup.
  • Addressed an issue where the keyboard would dismiss when adding a list in Reminders while using VoiceOver.

If you failed to download iPadOS 14.4.1, iPadOS 14.4, iPadOS 14.3, and iPadOS 14.2, you get iPadOS 14.2's fixes with your upgrade to iPadOS 14.4.2. Here's what iPadOS 14.2 fixed:

  • Addressed an issue where the Camera viewfinder may appear black when launched.
  • Addressed an issue 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 issue where the Weather widget could display the high temperature in Celsius when set to Fahrenheit.
  • 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.

If you chose not to download iPadOS 14.4.1, iPadOS 14.4, iPadOS 14.3, iPadOS 14.2, and iPadOS 14.1, you'll get iPadOS 14.1's bug fixes with your upgrade. Here's what iPadOS 14.1 brought to the iPad series:

  • Addressed an issue where some widgets, folders, and icons were showing up in reduced size on the Home Screen
  • Fixed an issue where some emails in Mail were sent from an incorrect alias
  • Addressed an issue where some users were occasionally unable to download or add songs to their library while viewing an album or playlist
  • Resolved an issue where streaming video resolution could temporarily be reduced at the start of playback
  • Addressed an issue in the Files app that could cause some MDM-managed cloud service providers to incorrectly display content as unavailable

If you failed to download iPadOS 14.4.1, iPadOS 14.4, iPadOS 14.3, iPadOS 14.2, iPadOS 14.1, and iPadOS 14.0.1, you'll get iPadOS 14.0.1's bug fixes with your upgrade. Here's what iPadOS 14.0.1 fixed:

  • Fixed an issue that could cause default browser and mail settings to reset after restarting your iPad
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent your iPad 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

If you skipped an iPadOS 13 update, you will get additional bug fixes with your version of iPadOS 14.4.2. Again, the fixes from the update(s) you skipped are baked into your upgrade. 

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

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