Today Apple released software updates across their operating systems. These updates include some security patches and bug fixes but no new features, so I recommend everyone install these updates soon for the best reliability, performance, and security of your devices.
Apple’s notes that apply to iOS and partially to iPadOS include:
- Fixes an issue in Communication Limits that could allow a contact to be added without entering the Screen Time passcode
- Adds a setting to control the use of location services by the U1 Ultra Wideband chip
- Addresses an issue that could cause a momentary delay before editing a Deep Fusion photo taken on iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro
- Resolves an issue with Mail that could cause remote images to load even when the “Load Remote Images” setting is disabled
- Fixes an issue that could cause multiple undo dialogs to appear in Mail
- Addresses an issue where FaceTime could use the rear facing ultra-wide camera instead of the wide camera
- Resolves an issue where push notifications could fail to be delivered over Wi-Fi
- Addresses a CarPlay issue that could cause distorted sound when making phone calls in certain vehicles
- Introduces support for Indian English Siri voices for HomePod
Apple does not normally include security fixes in their release notes, so this list is probably not all-inclusive.
- macOS: Click the Apple menu > System Preferences > Software Update (third row)
- iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch): Tap Settings > General > Software Update.
- watchOS: First update your iPhone, then on your iPhone tap the Watch app > General > Software Update.
- tvOS: Navigate to Settings > System > Software Update.
- HomePod OS: HomePod will eventually update itself automatically. But if you want to push it along read this article.