Apple has released iOS 14.7.1 and iPadOS 14.7.1 with bug fixes and improvements. The software updates come a week following the release of iOS 14.7 and iPadOS 14.7.
The update fixes a bug that prevented the iPhone models with Touch ID from unlocking a paired Apple Watch. Apple recommends all users to upgrade to the latest version of iOS and iPadOS, as the update provides important security fixes.
When you have Unlock with iPhone turned on, unlocking your iPhone unlocks your Apple Watch as long as you’re wearing it. An issue in iOS 14.7 affects the ability of iPhone models with Touch ID to unlock Apple Watch.
iOS 14.7.1 fixes an issue where iPhone models with Touch ID cannot unlock a paired Apple Watch using the Unlock with iPhone feature. This update also provides important security updates and is recommended for all users.
The iOS and iPadOS 14.7.1 updates can be downloaded on all eligible devices from the Settings app. Users can tap on Settings, then go to General, and Software Update.