Apple announced on Monday (26) the release of iOS 14.7.1 to fix a bug that update version 14.7 brought to users of Apple Watch — the watch of the brand.

According to the company, an issue affected the capacity of iPhone models with Touch ID to access the accessory, which was previously unlocked automatically through the iPhone, but with the error, it now requires entering the password directly on the watch.


The bug caused greater inconvenience for corporate users, who had iPhones with a Mobile Device Management (MDM) profile connected to the Apple Watch. These profiles require alphanumeric passwords, meaning letters, numbers, and special symbols — which cannot be typed into the watch, which only accepts numbers.

Apple releases iOS 14.7.1 to fix bug in Apple Watch unlocking. Image: DenPhotos;/iStock
Apple releases iOS 14.7.1 to fix bug in Apple Watch unlocking. Image: DenPhotos;/iStock

In addition, the tech giant also stated in note that the new software makes security fixes on iPhones and iPads, not mentioned above.

“Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: An application might be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.

Description: A memory corruption issue has been resolved with improved memory handling,” says the company's report, attributing the discovery of the flaw to an “anonymous researcher”.

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It is noteworthy that it is extremely important to install updates from Apple, as they bring relevant security fixes. On iPhone, as well as other devices, you can check the availability of iOS 14.7.1 in Settings > General > Software Update. Then just click “Download and Install” to get the new version.

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