iOS and iPadOS 14 went out to the public on short notice just last week, and it did something previously unthinkable for the platform: it made it possible to change default email and browser apps. Unfortunately, users quickly discovered that their default app choices were reset each time the device power cycled. But today, Apple released iOS and iPadOS 14.0.1—and the main thing it does is fix that issue.
The update is rolling out to all users today on supported iPhones, iPads, and iPods. In addition to making users’ default app choices stick, it “addresses an issue that could prevent camera previews from displaying on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus,” fixes a bug that impacted Wi-Fi connectivity, makes images display properly in the News home screen widget, and addresses problems with sending emails via certain email providers.
Here are Apple’s iOS 14.0.1 release notes:
This update includes bug fixes for your iPhone.
- Fixes an issue that could cause default browser and mail settings to reset after restarting your iPhone
- Addresses an issue that could prevent camera previews from displaying on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
- Fixes an issue that could prevent your iPhone from connecting to Wi-Fi networks
- Resolves an issue that could prevent sending email with some mail providers
- Addresses an issue that could prevent images from appearing in the News widget
For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222
The iPad notes are similar. The company also released watchOS 7.0.1, which “fixes an issue where some payment cards in Wallet were disabled for some users.” That update is also going out today. We are currently working on Ars Technica’s review of iOS and iPadOS 14, and it will be published within the next few days.
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