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Apple Now Blocking iPhone Downgrades to iOS 14.4.1
iOS 14.4.2 is already available for download with big fixes
Apr 3, 2021 18:22 GMT  ·  By Bogdan Popa  ·       

Apple has recently stopped signing iOS 14.4.1, which means that users who have already updated their iPhones to a newer iOS version can no longer downgrade to this release.

And while this is something that Apple typically does when rolling out new iOS updates, the whole thing makes more sense this time, as iOS 14.4.2 comes with substantial changes, and users are recommended to install it as soon as possible.

More specifically, iOS 14.4.2 resolves a security glitch that’s been exploited in the wild, with Apple itself confirming that it patches a WebKit vulnerability that could allow a malicious actor to execute code on an unpatched device using crafted web content.

So in theory, users should install the new update as soon as possible to make sure they’re protected against any potential attack based on this vulnerability.
iOS 14.5 also just around the corner

While Apple has thus blocked the downgrade to an older version of iOS, a newer one is already on the radar and it could get the go-ahead as soon as this month.

iOS 14.5 is quite a major update, as it brings substantial improvements, including a new battery recalibration option as well as new features for Apple Maps.

The navigation app, for example, will include incident reporting similar to Waze, with users allowed to flag things like accidents on the map.

In addition, iOS 14.5 will also allow users to unlock their Face ID-protected iPhone when wearing a mask, this time using an Apple Watch. When this method is used, however, the iPhone can’t be used for payments.

Other improvements coming in iOS 14.5 include new Siri voices and plenty of bug fixes that should make the experience with an iPhone even more stable and refined. Just like iOS 14, version 14.5 will be available for the iPhone 6s and newer.
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