Apple has just released the iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2 software update and it is now available for download for everyone. The updates can be downloaded over-the-air and through Finder and iTunes. Users can also download iOS 14.2 IPSW using the links given below.
iOS 14.2 brings a number of changes to the operating system and is a major release. New features include 100 new emoji ranking from animals, food, musical instruments, faces and more. The update also brings 8 new wallpapers with light and dark mode support. You can download iOS 14.2 wallpapers directly here.
With iOS 14.2 Apple has added a new iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max feature that will enable users to take advantage of the LiDAR sensor on their device and measure the distance of people from them with the help of Magnifier. This update also brings support for iPhone 12 Leather Sleeve with MagSafe.
iOS 14.2 brings some AirPods related features including the new Optimized battery charging feature for AirPods, which will help in reducing battery ageing on wireless headphones. New Headphones audio level notifications have also been added that will let users know if their current audio level could impact their hearing.
For HomePod Apple has added support for the new Intercom feature that was demonstrated at the iPhone 12 event. The feature is also available on Apple iPhone, iPad, Watch, AirPods and CarPlay. HomePod users can now connect their speakers to Apple TV 4K for surround sound, stereo and Dolby Atmos audio.
An update to COVID-19 Exposure Notifications feature will allow users to enable an option to provide Public Health Authorities with statistics without being identified.
iOS 14.2 also brings a ton of bug fixes and improvements to the operating system.
While iPadOS 14.2 also gets most of the features mentioned above, there are some extra features available on the iPad with this release. This includes Scene Detection feature in Camera app that uses intelligent image recognition to identify objects within a scene and improves the photo on the newly released iPad Air 4.
Another iPad Air 4 related feature is also found in the Camera app. Now Auto FPS automatically reduces the frame rate when recording video to improve low light capture to optimize file size.
You can download iOS 14.2 IPSW and iPadOS 14.2 IPSW using the direct download links below.
iOS 14.2 Direct IPSW Download Links
- iPhone 12 Pro
- iPhone 12
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone XS
- iPhone 11
- iPhone XR
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 7
- iPhone SE (2nd Generation)
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone 6s
- iPod touch (7th generation)
iPadOS 14.2 Direct IPSW Download Links
- 12.9-in. iPad Pro (4th generation)
- 12.9-in. iPad Pro (3rd generation)
- 12.9-in. iPad Pro (2nd generation)
- 12.9-in. iPad Pro (1st generation)
- 11-in. iPad Pro (2nd generation)
- 11-in. iPad Pro (1st generation),
- 10.5-in. iPad Pro (1st generation),
- 9.7-in. iPad Pro (1st generation)
- iPad Air 4
- iPad Air 3
- iPad Air 2
- 10.2-inch iPad 8th generation
- 10.2-inch iPad 7th generation
- iPad (6th generation)
- iPad (5th generation)
- iPad mini 5
- iPad mini 4
You can directly download iOS 14.2 IPSW using the links above and use Finder or iTunes to update your device manually.