Apple releases iOS 14.4 with UWB handoff feature for HomePod mini

Joanna Estrada
January 27, 2021

The company appears to be encouraging developers to create widgets for their apps, a feature that was revamped in iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and macOS Big Sur.

The update also provides notifications when the camera is on a file Iphone It cannot be verified that it is a new original camera from Apple on IPhone 12 Models that can only be applied to repairs.

iOS 14.4 brings bug fixes and several new features to the iPhone including, the ability for smaller QR codes to be recognized by the Camera app, notifications when non-genuine camera parts are fitted by a third-party to an iPhone 12, and more.

While most people wait a few weeks before updating in this occasion it may be wise to update sooner rather than later, via going to Settings General Software Update and then tap "Download and Install" at the bottom of that page. Image artifacts that can occur in HDR photos taken with the iPhone 12 Pro should be eliminated in version 14.4.

This new U1 chip functionality is limited to the HomePod mini because the standard HomePod does not have a U1 chip inside it.

Although not mentioned in the release notes, there is a "Time to Walk" feature for Apple Fitness + users on the Apple Watch, which allows them to listen to inspiring stories while on the hike. There is new visual, audible, and haptic feedback when music is handed off from an iPhone to a HomePod mini. The update also provides personalized listening suggestions when an iPhone is placed near a HomePod mini that isn't now playing audio. The interaction between HomePod mini and iPhones with a U1 chip has also been improved: the transfer of music from the iPhone to the loudspeaker (or vice versa) should work more reliably via ultra-broadband radio and be made noticeable by vibration.

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