Apple Releases iPadOS 14.7 With a Small Number of Bug Fixes and Minor Enhancements

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Apple has today released iPadOS 14.7. This appears to be a relatively minor update for a single dot release, focusing on a small number of changes and fixes.

According to the release notes from Apple, this update fixes a bug which could cause braille displays to show invalid information while composing Mail messages.

At the time of posting, we are unaware of any additional fixes, enhancements or regressions for blind and low vision users.

As we always stress, we can make no claims on the completeness or accuracy of our testing. We are only a small team, and it is simply impossible for us to test all devices, configurations, applications, and use cases. Accordingly, to help us ensure that the information on this page is as complete and accurate as possible, please let us know in the comments of any fixes; enhancements; or regressions that you find in your own use of iPadOS 14.7.

Release Notes

iPadOS 14.7 includes the following improvements and bug fixes for your ‌iPad‌:

  • ‌Apple Card‌ family adds the option to combine credit limits and share one co-owned account with an existing ‌Apple Card‌ user
  • Home app adds the ability to manage timers on HomePod
  • Podcasts library allows you to choose to see all shows or only followed shows
  • Share Playlist menu option missing in Apple Music
  • Dolby Atmos and ‌Apple Music‌ lossless audio playback may unexpectedly stop
  • Braille displays could show invalid information while composing Mail messages
  • Audio may skip when using USB-C to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapters with ‌iPad‌

How to update

iPadOS 14.7 is available via Over-the-Air Update (Settings > General > Software Update) via Finder on a Mac with macOS Catalina or later, or via iTunes on a PC or Mac with macOS Mojave or earlier.

Before updating, we strongly recommend making a full and complete backup of your device (either locally or in iCloud, depending on personal preference). This will ensure that, in the unlikely event that something goes wrong during the update process, you will have a current backup on hand in case a device restore becomes necessary. Also, if using OTA update, we recommend plugging your device into a power source for the duration of the download/installation process, so as to prevent the unlikely event of your battery going dead during the update.

More information on how to update the software on your device is available on this Apple Support page.

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Submitted by Blind angel 444 on Wednesday, July 21, 2021

The iOS14.0 voice over bug, you’ve created. Voice over’s focus is horrific form us users! We want it fixed ASAP!!!

Submitted by Siobhan on Thursday, July 22, 2021

Usually they won't fix major bugs, although it was nice to see the Braille display one fixed. I'd hope for IOS15 if you're so concerned. Or enroll your device in the beta program and submit feedback. if enough people do, we might get somewhere. I still say Apple's got to much crap going on to give anything about a small subculture as voiceover is.

Submitted by Holger Fiallo on Thursday, July 22, 2021

I keep hearing wait until this or that to be fix. So if they do not fix it in 15, wait until 15.2 or 16? Maybe for iOS 30.