iPadOS 14.2 update brings new emojis, Intercom support & lot more

Apple has recently pushed a new update of its iPadOS14 after the iPadOS 14.1 update and it is significant because of the addition of many new functionalities as well as fixes. It is currently been rolled out to all iPad owners and here’s the complete update log:-

iPadOS 14.2 includes the following improvements for your iPad:

  • 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 iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation) and iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation)
  • Scene Detection in Camera uses intelligent image recognition to identify objects within a scene and automatically improves the photo on iPad Air (4th generation)
  • Auto FPS in Camera automatically reduces the frame rate when recording video to improve low-light capture and to optimise file size on iPad Air (4th generation)
  • Optimised battery charging for AirPods to slow the rate of battery ageing by reducing the time your AirPods spends fully charged
  • 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

This release also fixes the following issues:

  • 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
  • Voice Memos recordings are interrupted by incoming calls
  • The screen could be black during Netflix video playback

As we see this update brings a new emojis, wallpapers, improvements to cameras for iPad 4th Gen as well as two important functionalities: Intercom support as well as stereo, surround sound and Dolby Atmos audio support to HomePod when connected to Apple TV 4K and new AirPlay controls for streaming all throughout your home.

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This feature was promised during the launch of HomePod mini and already iOS got the functionality and now on iPads as well. Apart from new features, Apple also done some fixes that will be useful in daily usage, overall, this is indeed a big update and is already arrived for my iPad in India and should eventually be arriving in India and other countries as well.

Raunak Saha
A cs engineer by profession but foodie from heart. I am tech lover guy who has a passion for singing. Football is my love and making websites is my hobby.

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