Apple releases iOS 14.6, macOS Big Sur 11.4, watchOS 7.5 and tvOS 14.6

Apple has released iOS 14.6, iPadOS 14.6, macOS Big Sur 11.4, watchOS 7.5, and tvOS 14.6. The updates improve AirTag improvements, support for Podcasts subscriptions, Apple Card Family, and more. These updates can be downloaded over-the-air by going to settings on the respective devices.

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iOS 14.6

iOS 14.6 has a number of new enhancements and features include Apple Card Family Sharing support, Podcasts subscriptions, email address instead of phone for Lost mode for AirTag, and a bunch of bug fixes.

Here are the complete release notes from Apple for iOS 14.6 and iPadOS 14.6:

Apple Card Family
– ‌Apple Card‌ can be shared with up to five people, including anyone 13 years or older in your Family Sharing group
– ‌Apple Card‌ Family adds support for families to track expenses, manage spending with optional limits and controls, and build credit together

– Subscription support for channels and individual shows

AirTag and Find My
– Lost mode option to add an email address instead of a phone number for AirTag and Find My network accessories
– AirTag will show the partially masked phone number of the owner when tapped with an NFC-capable device

– Voice Control users can unlock their ‌iPhone‌ for the first time after a restart using only their voice

This release also fixes the following issues:
– Unlock with Apple Watch may not work after using Lock ‌iPhone‌ on Apple Watch
– Reminders may appear as blank lines
– Call blocking extensions may not appear in Settings
– Bluetooth devices could sometimes disconnect or send audio to a different device during an active call
– ‌iPhone‌ may experience reduced performance during startup

Although not mentioned in the release notes, iOS 14.6 also brings support for Apple Music Spatial Audio and Lossless Audio.

macOS Big Sur 11.4

macOS Big Sur 11.4 features support for Apple Music Spatial Audio and Lossless Audio as well as Podcasts subscriptions and Find My app updates.

macOS Big Sur 11.4 adds Apple Podcasts subscriptions and channels and includes important bug fixes.

•Apple Podcasts subscriptions are available for purchase via monthly and annual subscriptions
•Channels group together collections of shows from podcast creators
This release also fixes the following issues:
•Bookmarks in Safari may get reordered or moved into a folder that can appear hidden
•Certain websites may not display correctly after your Mac wakes from sleep
•Keywords may not be included when exporting a photo from the Photos app
•Preview may become unresponsive when searching PDF documents
•16-inch MacBook may become unresponsive when playing Civilization VI

watchOS 7.5

watchOS 7.5 features new Pride watch faces, Podcasts app subscriptions support, Apple Card Family, and ECG and irregular heart rate notifications support in Malaysia and Peru.

tvOS 14.6

tvOS 14.6 features support for Apple Music Spatial Audio and Lossless Audio and Podcasts subscriptions. The update is available for Apple TV and HomePod.

Apple is also currently beta testing iOS 14.7, macOS 11.5, tvOS 14.7 and watchOS 7.6.

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