Apple released on Tuesday (26) updates for three of its operating systems: the iOS and iPadOS 14.4 (for iPhones and iPads) and the WATCH 7.3 (for Apple Watch). 

The new version of iOS basically contains bug fixes found in past versions, but it has three small news: now the camera can recognize smaller QR Codes and it is possible to sort Bluetooth devices by type in the Settings app.


There are also new notifications that alert you when a device is not using a new, genuine Apple camera. These apply to the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. It's something that users will only find if replace a defective camera module for a non-original one.

WatchOS 7.3 has more news, including the arrival of the electrocardiogram (ECG) feature in four more regions (Japan, Mayotte, Philippines and Thailand) and a new “Watch Face” called Unity (União), which brings the colors of pan-african flag.

two models of the new watchos 7.3
The shapes on Watch Face Unity change throughout the day. Image: Apple

For Apple Fitness + subscribers there is “Time to Walk” (something like “Time to Walk”), with inspiring stories that users will be able to hear during their walks. It offers stories by musicians, athletes and influencers, with guests such as country music star Dolly Parton, musician Shawn Mendes, actress Uzo Aduba and NBA player Draymond Green.

In each episode, lasting 25 40 minutes, the speakers share “lessons learned, meaningful memories, thoughts about purpose and gratitude, moments of lightness and other topics that provoke our thoughts”.

IOS 14.4 and iPad OS 14.4 run on all devices compatible with iOS or iPad OS 14, and can be downloaded for free at Settings / General / Software Update. The path is the same on an Apple Watch to update WatchOS.

Apple recommends that before updating the system on a device, the battery should be charged to at least 50% of its capacity. In the case of Apple Watch, the recommendation is that an update be made with the device connected to the charger.

Source: 9to5Mac, MacRumors