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The newest iOS version, iOS 14 is better than ever and has for all the right reasons have become the crowd favorite. Now the latest update in iOS, iOS 14.2 is out for both the mobile phone and the iPad. The newest version of iOS is the second major update giving by the mobile tech company after iOS 14 was first release in September 2020.

Apple iOS 14.2 has fixed the bugs that were creating nuisance for the users in the previous version with the ‘new emojis’ section being the centre of attraction. There are over a 100 emojis added which you can use to make your chats more creative and personalized. But hang on, the latest features in iOS 14.2 are more and beyond than just the newly added emojis.

Excited? We will explore the upgrades now.

New Emojis

The new iOS 14.2 update includes 13 new characters in the emoji section. Apple traditionally includes new emojis in the iOS version every fall and this time too, the new inclusions are

• Pinched fingers

• Smiling face with tear

• Anatomical heart

• Black cat

• Polar bear

• Fly

• Dodo

• Tamale

• Black pepper

• Wand

• Feather

• Hut

• Potted plant

If you wish to find out how you can update the new iOS 14.2 to get all the new emojis, you can have a look here.

Music Recognition toggle

When you upgrade your iOS now, you will find a new toggle in the control center named as Music recognition toggle. The music recognition toggle is the integration of the Shazam app which is owned by Apple in the new iOS operating system. The benefit that the music recognition toggle would have is that it will let the users discover new music playing around them and will recognize the music in the app even when the user is not wearing Air Pods.

To add the music recognition toggle, the procedure is

Settings>Control Center>Activate control center>tap on Shazam icon

The latest update in iOS also has a new and redesigned ‘Now playing’ widget that will show the users the list of the latest music and albums played by them. The user can listen to the recently played tracks when no music is playing. In addition this, the new improved interface for AirPlay will make it easier for the users to play music across the compatible devices.

Enhanced camera features for iPad

The iOS 14.2 update for iPad brings new and improved camera features for the iPad users. The new update adds in A14 camera functionality which was also the part of the iPhone 12 lineup. The a14 camera has scene detection feature that amalgamated AI with image recognition and improves the quality of the photos taken. In addition to it, the auto FPS reduces the rate of the frame and thus good quality videos can be captured even in low light.

The updates in iOS 14.2 in the camera will bring in joy to the face of the users and make the image capturing process simpler and more enterprising.


Intercom will help the family members to communicate in an effective manner through the HomePod speakers via the updated iOS devices. Be it iPhone, CarPlay, iPad, Apple watch, all the user needs to say ‘Hey Siri, Intercom’ in order to activate Intercom. The Intercom once activated can also be used when people are away.

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