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More Emojis And All The Additions To Newly Released iOS 14.2

Apple has officially released iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2 with a variety of new features. The most interesting of them is the dozens of new emojis that are now available on the OS. The new emojis include a ninja, a transgender pride flag, a coin, bubble tea, a dodo, a piñata, a tamale, and much more.

 

iOS 14.2 also brings the new “pinched finger” emoji which popularly memed as the “frustrated Italian hand gesture” emoji. You can view the complete list of the full catalog of new emoji in the update via Emojipedia.

 

Apart from emojis, iOS 14.2 also has new updates that include eight new wallpapers, a new Shazam toggle for Control Center, a refreshed AirPlay menu, and as usual, a plethora of bug fixes.

 

iOS 14.2 also adds several new features to Apple’s HomePod products. The new features include a new Intercom feature that Apple announced alongside the HomePod mini and the ability to link a HomePod speaker to an Apple TV 4K for stereo, surround and Dolby Atmos. The company will begin taking pre-orders for its HomePod mini on 6th November 2020.

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You can see the full iOS14.2 changelog below:

— iOS 14.2 includes the following improvements for your iPhone:

— Over 100 new emoji, including animals, food, faces, household objects, musical instruments, gender-inclusive emoji, and more.

— Eight new wallpapers in both light and dark mode versions.

— Magnifier can detect people nearby, and report their distance using the LiDAR sensor included in iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max.

— Support for iPhone 12 Leather Sleeve with MagSafe.

— Optimized battery charging for AirPods to slow the rate of battery aging by reducing the time your AirPods spends fully charged.

— Headphone audio level notifications to alert you when the audio level could impact your hearing.

— New AirPlay controls to stream entertainment throughout your home.

— Intercom support with HomePod and HomePod mini using iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, AirPods, and CarPlay.

— Ability to connect HomePod to Apple TV 4K for stereo, surround sound, and Dolby Atmos audio.

— Option to provide statistics about Exposure Notifications, without identifying you, to participating in Public Health Authorities.

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The iOS 14.2 update also has the following bug fixes:

— Apps could be out of order on the Home Screen dock.

— Camera viewfinder may appear black when launched.

— The keyboard on the Lock Screen could miss touches when trying to enter the passcode.

— Reminders could default to times in the past.

— Photos widget may not display content.

— Weather widget could display the high temperature in Celsius when set to Fahrenheit.

— Next-hour precipitation chart description in Weather could incorrectly indicate when precipitation stops.

— Voice Memos recordings are interrupted by incoming calls.

— The screen could be black during Netflix video playback.

— Apple Cash could fail to send or receive money when asked via Siri.

— Apple Watch app may unexpectedly close when opened.

— Workout GPS routes or Health data are prevented from syncing between Apple Watch and iPhone for some users.

— Audio is incorrectly labeled as “Not Playing” in the CarPlay Dashboard.

— Devices could be prevented from charging wirelessly.

— Exposure Notifications are disabled when restoring iPhone from iCloud Backup or transferring data to a new iPhone using iPhone Migration.

 

 

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