Apple brings Podcasts subscriptions, Apple Card Family support, and several fixes for iPhone, Apple Watch and Airtag in its latest iOS 14.6 update, released on Monday.
Apple Podcast subscriptions, which was announced last month, roll out with this update and will allow listeners to support independent shows and channels while enjoying an ad-free experience.
Apple Podcasts Subscriptions will be available in 170 countries and will allow listeners to subscribe to additional or exclusive content from creators, including Tenderfoot TV, Pushkin Industries, Radiotopia from PRX, and QCODE, NPR, the Los Angeles Times, The Athletic, Sony Music Entertainment, and many more.
Users can now also use voice control to unlock their iPhone after restarting.
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Airtag and Apple Card updates
Apple also patches a privacy issue with Airtag, which displayed the owner’s phone number completely if one was registered when someone tapped the Aritag with an NFC-capable device. Following the update, the phone number will be partially masked, and users can also add an email address instead for Airtag and Find My network accessories.
Apple Card can now also be shared with up to five people in the Family Sharing group, including anyone older than 13. Families can track expenses, manage expenses using limits and build credit together.
Apple 14.6 bug fixes
The iOS 14.6 update also fixes the following issues with Apple Watch, iPhone and their features.
- Apple Watch unable to unlock after using the Lock iPhone option on the watch.
- Reminders appear as blank lines.
- Slower iPhone during startup.
- During an active call, the Bluetooth devices disconnect or send audio to a different device.
- Call blocking extensions are hidden in settings.