Just did this update. Took about 45 minutes. A little longer than the last couple. Lots of new stuff and more emojis
Apple recently released iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2, the second major updates to the iOS and iPadOS 14 operating system updates that were released in September. iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2 come two weeks after the launch of iOS 14.1.
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I have updated two iPhones and an iPad.
So far, all seems to be going well.
Also came out with 12.4.9 for older devices...
I noticed postings of an issue with adding or using multiple addresses as a group text.... on 14.2 and iPhone and iPads...
I updated my iPhone 6 with 12.4.9 and tried a group text...
Was halfway through the text when the screen went black... and dumped me back to desktop....
Went back into Text and went back into Multiple addressed text, and this time it worked....
?????? We are holding of on Wife's 8+ and iPad for the time being....
Anyone else having multiple addressed Text or email issues???
EDIT: We eventually did her iPad.... Waiting on iPhone 8+...
Everything seems to have gone smoothly. Did take a long time for this update...
From what I've read, this latest update bring the emoji's up to something over 100 and added 8 new wallpapers. In the interest of storage space I wish Apple has some means of deleting some of the garbage not being used.
I own a big iPad I use almost entirely to display scores while I play the piano. (this is otherwise a Windows and Android house)
At the close of each practice session I have the habits of hitting the button once to get out of my score display app and swiping to observe the current battery status of the iPad and the pencil.
So just after the 14.2 update I was annoyed to see instead a bunch of unwanted widgets and not to see my pencil state-of-charge.
After a few minutes of tapping I got rid of excess widgets and finally noticed the quite different and less-informative state of charge display.
All good so far.
Going to update now.
No problems with the update.
I update both Iphone 6 and tablet and so far no problems.
Prior to doing the update, I had about 400+ songs on my Ipad Air 2 and an Apple app called Music to listen to them. I put these on the iPad (mostly ripped CD’s) last year before an extended vacation that involved a long plane flight. Now the Music app is something like $6/monthly (after trial).
In addition, I can’t find the music files to delete them and iTunes says they are on the device and take up 3+ GB of space.
My 9.7 inch iPad Pro told me that the update to 14.2 was waiting, but my iPhone 8+ did not indicate that a software update was available until I checked for myself.
Both devices seem to be set up the same way when it comes to options like this, so it is interesting to see the different behavior.
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First thing to check is make sure auto updates is enabled on the iPhone. Go to Settings -> General -> Software Update -> Automatic Updates. Then, enable using the switch to "Automatic Updates".
Second possibility, along about iOS 12 (for the phone), Apple put in a feature where even if enabled, the phone would not auto update if it was being powered by battery. It would only auto update while attached to a charger. At the time you could not disable that feature as Apple felt it more important to maintain the phone functionality than have it die during an update, which might create serious issues.
Personally, I disable auto update on virtually anything since I prefer to chose when I update. I'm using aware via other means when updates exist. This also allows me to see some of the unintended consequences of doing an update, i. e., let someone else be the guinea pig.
So far everything works good.
Why does it take forever to prepare update? Downloading is fast (about 3 minutes to get 870 MB). It then goes to "Preparing updates..." for at least 20 minutes. It is still not done preparing. My last update (from 13 to 14.1) took forever to prepare update.
Are you all experiencing the same thing? This is an iPhone SE 2020 model (36.5 GB of 128 GB used).
It just finished preparing update. Took about 30 minutes more or less to prepare.
Why does it take forever to prepare update? Downloading is fast (about 3 minutes to get 870 MB). It then goes to "Preparing updates..." for at least 20 minutes.
When I think that the update you mentioned was 870 MB I remember that my 1st laptop (Toshiba T1600) had a 40 MB hard drive. So this update is about 22 times larger!
Everything went smoothly
Updated iPhone and iPad, everything seems fine.
All seems fine on iPads and iPhones.
Although, I have had some applications freezing and not responding to touch. Have to restart them. Anyone else have this issue?
Which apps? I haven't had any issues I've noticed
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