Apple’s iOS 14.3 update is on the way and with it comes some improvements and bug fixes. Here’s everything you need to know.
This article has been updated with the latest additions and bug fixes.
What’s new about the iOS 14 update?
Just a week after the iOS 14.2 update, Apple is already testing some of its new features for iOS 14.3.
The iOS 14.3 update will bring proRAW support for the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max, which should bring a significant enhancement to photo standards on the new iPhone models.
There will also be added features for HomeKit accessories available in the Home app. This will allow users to update any connected home accessories through the Home app rather than the individual manufacturer’s apps. iOS 14.3 will also add Ecosia as a default search engine option — which is an eco-friendly search engine that donates its profits towards planting trees.
iOS 14.3 will also pair with watchOS 7.2 to allow Apple Watch users to receive cardio fitness notifications about any exercise that may have a lasting impact. Apple hinted that it may include notifications for Low Cardio fitness in a future update, and it seems iOS 14.3 may be laying the groundwork here.
For gaming fans, Apple is adding support for the PS5 DualSense controller as well as the Luna controller for Amazon’s online gaming service.
It’s also been revealed that iOS 14.3 will suggest third-party app suggestions to users in select countries when they first set up an Apple device. It’s unknown in which regions this feature will roll out, but Apple will need to navigate it carefully following the anti-trust practices the company is being investigated for.
How to sign up for iOS 14.3
At the moment iOS 14.3 is in beta testing stages only. Members of the public can sign up for the Apple Beta Software Program and enrol their devices in trials of new updates and give feedback. A link to Apple’s Beta sign up page is here.
Developers have also been given access to the iOS 14.3 update via a direct download from Apple’s developer website.
iOS 14 compatible devices
iOS 14 is compatible with all the same devices as iOS 13. Congrats!
Here’s a full list of compatible devices:
- iPhone 12
- iPhone SE (2020)
- iPhone 11
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone SE (2016)
- iPod touch (7th generation)
How to install the latest iOS 14 update
When available you can install the iOS 14.3 update by going to Settings > General > Software Update.
Disclosure: the author owns 12 shares in Apple.