iOS 14.2.1 released – fixes messages, hearing devices, and lock screen touch issues on iPhone 12 mini

Apple has released iOS 14.2.1 with fixes for MMS messaging not being received, hearing devices sound quality issues, and lock screen touch issues on iPhone 12 mini. The update is available for all compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models right now.

iOS 14.2.1 released for all users

What’s new in iOS 14.2.1?

Users had been reporting a number of issues since iPhone 12 started shipping to users. This release, while available for all iPhone models, addresses the primary concerns shared by iPhone 12 users. We have covered the issues with missing message notifications, hearing aid issues, and lock screen touch on iPhone 12 mini before:

iOS 14.2.1 release notes

Here are the complete release notes from Apple:

iOS 14.2.1 addresses the following issues for your iPhone:

  • Some MMS messages may not be received
  • Made for iPhone hearing devices could have sound quality issues when listening to audio from iPhone
  • Lock Screen could become unresponsive on iPhone 12 mini

For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222

To upgrade to the new update, go to Settings > General > Software Update on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Make sure that you are connected to Wi-Fi and have at least 50% battery charge to complete the upgrade process.

Apple had previously released iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2 with 100 new emojis, Intercom support for HomePod, Dolby Atmos support for HomePod and Apple TV, new wallpapers, optimized charging for AirPods, and more. Currently, Apple is testing iOS 14.3 beta with developers and public beta testers. This update features Apple ProRAW format support for iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, along with updates to apps like Health, Safari, Weather, Home, Shortcuts, Apple Music, and more. A code review has also confirmed upcoming support for AirPods Studio and AirTags in Find My app, as well as third-party app suggestions during iOS setup.

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