Apple recently rolled out the first beta of iOS 14.7 to developers. According to multiple reports across Twitter and Reddit, the beta update appears to offer support for the Weather app’s Air Quality Index feature for more countries and regions.
The beta update appears to expand support for the Weather app’s Air Quality Index feature to more countries and regions. As multiple people across Reddit are noticing, the stock Weather app now includes ‘Air Quality’ measurements for more locations than before. It seems that some parts of Canada, the Netherlands, France, Italy, and Spain are now showing the AQI rating, although not all cities in those countries have the feature enabled.
‘Air Quality’ feature coming to more countries and regions with iOS 14.7
If you are worried about local air quality from wildfires, pollen, or environmental pollution, you can check the current Air Quality Index (AQI) on the native Weather app. An AQI is a numerical indicator of regional outdoor air quality used by many government agencies. The U.S. AQI is divided into six categories with a numeric scale that goes from 0 to 500, in which the lower the number, the better the air quality.
As noted by 9to5Mac, the feature is reportedly showing up for users in cities in the Netherlands, France, Italy, Spain, and Canada. The last time Apple expanded the Air Quality feature was in its iOS 14.3 and iPadOS 14.3 update.
Something that’s new in iOS 14.7 for Canada 🇨🇦 Air quality index in weather apps pic.twitter.com/D4FG8oM7oz
— John Ee (@heyJohnEe) May 19, 2021
Currently, we do not know when iOS 14.7 will be made available to the public, with iOS 14.6 still in the release candidate stage. The upcoming update will include Apple Music upgrades including Dolby Atmos and Spatial Audio support.
The iOS 14.7 update is not exactly major but it does bring an exciting feature that allows users to set multiple timers for HomePod through the Home app. Aside from the ability to set timers for HomePod using the Home app, iOS 14.7 does not come with any major features, which indicates that the update will likely include standard bug fixes and performance enhancements.