Apple is done allowing clients to remain on iOS 14 with security updates

Indeed, even before the iOS 15 declaration, 9to5Mac discovered that Apple was working on a new way to deliver substitute security updates to iPhone and iPad clients. The organization later affirmed that it would offer security patches for iOS 14 to clients who weren’t prepared to move up to iOS 15, yet it appears to be that this is not true anymore.

Though no one can easily explain why, the organization has backtracked and is done allowing clients to remain on iOS 14 with security updates. All things being equal, it has returned to the customary strategy for updates where clients are compelled to introduce the most recent rendition of the working framework (which is iOS 15) to get the security enhancements.

As we referenced recently, (through GitHub) the change was executed after the arrival of iOS 15.2 in December 2021. For example, Apple delivered iOS 14.8.1 for gadgets not running iOS 15 on October 26, 2021, however since update is no more.

9to5Mac had the option to affirm that gadgets running iOS 14.8 or past renditions of the working framework can never again be updated to iOS 14.8.1. All things considered, the Software Update menu just shows the iOS 15.2.1 update. Beforehand, iOS 15 was displayed as a discretionary update, while clients could simply introduce iOS 14 security patches.

While this could simply be a bug, that appears to be impossible since the organization hasn’t delivered some other security patches for iOS 14 clients since October. Recently, Apple uncovered iOS 15 reception numbers interestingly, and they’re lower than expected – which could be a consequence of allowing clients to remain on iOS 14.

Albeit the organization hasn’t affirmed or denied anything, it might have reexamined choice with regards to substitute updates for clients would rather not move up to the most recent rendition of iOS. For the time being, to have the most recent security reports on your iPhone or iPad, you’ll need to introduce iOS 15.


Apple proposes fixes for battery drain and missing information in iOS 14 and WatchOS 7

In the event that you’ve been battling with a new set of technical issues since the mid-September launch of iOS 14 and WatchOS 7, Apple is very brave fixes for you to attempt.

Apple goes through a list of issues that clients of the new operating system updates have looked in recent weeks. These remember absent or mistaken information for health applications on iOS and WatchOS, those equivalent applications not stacking, and expanded battery drain on iPhone and Apple Watch.

Altogether, there are seven bullet-pointed issues listed. Apple noticed that clients encountering at least two of those issues should attempt a genuinely included arrangement of steps that could prompt a fix. Note that the cycle incorporates a framework reset for your iPhone, so be prepared for that.

Apple asks clients to unpair their telephone and watch, at that point make an iCloud reinforcement – explicitly including your health information. When that is done, you’ll need to eradicate all settings and substance from your iPhone, after which you’re clear to reestablish your supported up iPhone and Apple Watch information.

As per Apple, following these means should “prevent future data loss.”


New ‘Pastel’ widgets produce it simple to provide your iOS 14 home screen a colorful aesthetic

In case you’re searching for better approaches to give your iOS 14 home screen a custom aesthetic, the Pastel color palettes application has been updated with new home screen widgets. This permits you to include custom colors and designs legitimately to your iPhone.

For those new, Pastel was created by Steve Troughton-Smith to make and saving custom color palette collections for projects. The application incorporates an collection of color palettes built-in, yet you can likewise make your own dependent on a color picker or hex codes. The present update develops the application’s set of features with help for iOS 14 home screen widgets.

The opportunities here are really interminable. You can plan a widget using the colors of your nation’s flag, the colors of your favorite sports team, your favorite color, or whatever else. At the point when you open the Pastel application, you’ll see a list of default color palettes, or you can make your own.

When you’ve designed a color palette in the Pastel application, head back to your iOS 14 home screen, long-press to enter jiggle mode, and search for the “+” button in the upper left-hand corner. Search for the Pastel option from the list of applications and add your favored widget size to your home screen. From that point, you can tap the widget, pick “Edit” and type in the name of the color palette you want to add to your home screen.

Pastel is accessible for free on the App Store for iPhone and iPad, however there is a optional one-time purchase of $4.99 to unlock unlimited palettes.

When joining applications like Pastel with Apple’s iOS 14 widgets, Widgetsmith, and other customization options, it’s easy to give your iPhone home screen a personalized aesthetic.


YouTube confines iOS 14 picture-in-picture feature to Premium subscribers, 4K not accessible on tvOS 14

Google’s YouTube unit seems, by all accounts, to be confining picture-in-picture video viewing on Apple’s iOS 14 to subscribers of its Premium subscription service, while guaranteed 4K resolution in tvOS 14 is a no-show.

Apple’s iOS 14 delivers PiP video viewing to iPhone for the first time. The handy feature permits clients to at the same time watch video content, direct FaceTime calls and more while finishing tasks in different applications.

Video viewing is a main use case for PiP, and YouTube is seemingly the most exceptionally trafficked destination for online content. Shockingly, apparently Google is gatekeeping access to the function.

While the feature stays allowed to use on iPad (in any event through Safari), the iPhone version of YouTube’s application confines PiP to YouTube Premium subscribers. Soon after iOS 14 launched, clients found a workaround that enabled PiP similarity when getting to content through YouTube’s website in Safari. That hole has now been shut.

It’s not clear if the recent change was made purposefully or is the consequence of a bug. As supported by MacRumors, in any case, PiP actually works with videos that are embedded in third-party websites, proposing YouTube effectively updated its code to block the functionality.

YouTube is additionally dragging its feet on delivering a guaranteed update that would permit tvOS 14 clients to watch content at 4K resolutions. While 4K playback was supported in pre-release beta versions of tvOS 14, the feature is as of now absent.

When gotten some information about the issue on Twitter, YouTube stated, “Sorry about the back and forth — jumping in to clarify that Apple TV 4K will support 4K playback soon. Stay tuned for an update here.”


With iOS 14, Apple gives Indian clients some extra by including special features

A few weeks from now, most likely on the night, Apple launches the iPhone 12, the iOS 14 will be turned out to iPhone clients in India. As of now the software is in public beta and can be used, however, regular clients will improve to wait for some additional time. While nearby customizations have consistently been an aspect of the iOS, this time Apple is including a few special features that are tailor-made for Indian clients.

Of all the India-specific features, the two that are probably going to demonstrate famous with Indian clients are SMS filtering and making of playlists in Apple Music based on an actor.

Dissimilar to in global markets where music is frequently categorized and looked based on an artist, in India, because of the tradition of song and dance in Bollywood, music is regularly connected with an actor. Thus, Chaiyya chaiyya is a song we partner with Shah Rukh Khan and not Sukhwinder Singh. A significant number of the famous songs that Mukesh sang are perceived as songs of Raj Kapoor. With iOS 14, Apple is making it simpler for Indian clients to discover and sort their music using the name of an actor rather than an artist.

SMS filtering too is required to make life simpler for Indian clients. The Messages application in the iOS 14 will categorize and filter SMS based on the number they are using. This implies the messages with OTP will go into a different category and won’t be mixed with messages from your companions. To make this feature Apple has taken care of thousands of phone numbers used by banks, delivery services, cab services, and so on into its system, alongside alphanumeric sender id, for example, AX-ICICIB, and has made a smart filtering system. The messages in the iOS 14 will be placed in Promotional, Transactional, and Junk folders. It sounds promising on paper and Apple says that the Messages application in the iOS 14 will have the option to automatically filter and label SMS messages.

Other than these two features, there are a few other significant India-specific updates in the iOS 14.

  • The iOS 14 accompanies 20 new document fonts. The current 18 fonts have likewise been improved and are given more weight and italics so there is a superior decision of the stylising text.
  • The iOS 14 will uphold email addresses in Hindi and other Indian scripts.
  • Another key feature update for Indian clients in the iOS 14 is smart download. Indian clients will have the option to download Siri voices and software updates, too Apple TV+ shows over cellular networks. No more Wi-Fi just prerequisite.
  • Talking of Siri, it gets another Indian voice in iOS 14. This new voice will use neural text-to-speech technology to sound natural.

iOS 14: With Apple, App Clips could be a Trojan Horse for Sign In

It may be a subtle ploy to make individuals care about security.

One of the more captivating new iOS 14 highlights that was announced for this present week is App Clips. By all accounts, it just appears to be Android’s very own iOS rendition Instant Apps. It’s a route for you to utilize an application without downloading it first, which is acceptable on the off chance that you have to utilize it without prior warning. Be that as it may, App Clips could be something other than a helpful alternate way; it could likewise be a passage to Apple’s homegrown sign-in administration. What’s more, by expansion, an approach to dismiss clients from Google and Facebook log-ins.

One of the key highlights of App Clips is that it very well may be utilized when speed and comfort are principal, such as leasing a bike in another city. There’s no compelling reason to go to the application store and download the bike application; essentially check the code or trigger the NFC tag and an “App Clip” will show up on your telephone. From that point, you can pay for your ride with Apple Pay and, all the more quite, hit “Sign in with Apple” to skip making a totally different record.

Apple initially thought of its “Sign in with Apple” administration a year ago as a protection centered choice to Google and Facebook. These are frequently utilized as a helpful option in contrast to pursuing another record each time you need to test another application or read a report. For many individuals, it’s only simpler to depend on a solitary login and secret phrase. Sadly, at whatever point you utilize a login from Google and Facebook, that permits the site being referred to demand information about you, for example, your name, birthday, your web action, and then some. Google and Facebook thusly get a great deal of data about you, which they frequently use to serve you advertisements.

As per the organization, Apple’s sign-in administration thinks more about your information than the other two since it’ll let you limit the measure of private data that applications commonly get. In this way, for instance, while locales and applications will in any case have the option to demand your email address, Apple’s Sign In offers the choice to shroud it. In addition, Apple additionally will let you create an interesting, irregular email address that can advance messages from those administrations to your inbox. This, Apple says, will keep organizations from knowing your genuine email. Apple likewise guarantees that it won’t let these outsider organizations utilize the login to follow your web movement like Google or Facebook may.

As an approach to spread the Sign in with Apple administration to its client base, the organization made it compulsory for applications to incorporate it as a choice in the event that they previously had outsider logins. Yet, as across the board as it seems to be, the vast majority will probably as of now have existing Google or Facebook logins that they use with their most loved applications. What’s more, despite the fact that Apple’s login choice may have preferable security highlights over its adversaries, A) that is not the sort of data that is effectively passed on in many applications and B) the vast majority most likely couldn’t care less without a doubt.

Application Clips, notwithstanding, could change the pace of reception for Sign In with Apple essentially. Since these are applications that clients don’t as of now have, all things considered, they will simply pick the Sign In With Apple alternative as opposed to experiencing an entirely different record join.

Furthermore, Apple is opening the opportunities for App Clips to work in any event, for organizations that don’t have their very own particular application. It reported that it’s permitting applications with postings for numerous organizations, for example, Yelp, to make App Clip “encounters” for every one of them. In this way, for instance, you could dispatch an “Application Clip” for a handyman that you found on Yelp, and pay for its administrations that way.

With respect to why Apple would need clients to utilize its sign-in administration versus Google or Facebook, there are a couple of reasons. One is that this makes the iPhone a progressively comprehensive all-Apple experience, which is an unmistakable need for the organization. Consider how Apple is endeavoring to win clients from Google Maps and over to Apple Maps. This lessens Apple’s reliance of outsiders and, critically, gives it much more power over the client experience.

Also, Apple’s sign-in administration is a path for it to isolate itself from the opposition. As iOS and Android get increasingly more indistinguishable as far as administrations and highlights, protection is the place Apple wants to separate itself. This is obviously a need for the organization, as prove by its goliath CES advertisement that asserted “What occurs on your iPhone, remains on your iPhone.” If individuals keep on marking in with Google or Facebook, at that point Apple’s case self-destructs before long. However, by making it a lot simpler for clients to utilize Sign In with Apple, it can focus on the case that protection remains. What’s more, the more individuals that utilization the administration, the simpler it is for the organization to contend clients do for sure consideration about protection.

Obviously, the accomplishment of this ploy lays on the prominence of App Clips. As referenced, Apple is pushing App Clips to be for the most part utilized in quite certain specific situations, for example, bike applications or stopping applications, and its intrigue is generally to first-time clients (Regular clients will probably simply feel free to download the full application). Much like with Android Instant Apps, most designers will presumably lean toward you download the full form. Also, it’s significant that Instant Apps never entirely got enough footing on Android, likely because of low engineer appropriation. In any case, thinking about Google and Facebook’s predominance in this field, Apple could utilize any assist it with canning get.