Apple has officially released iOS 14.3, bringing multiple new features as well as some important bug fixes and security updates. The all-new Fitness+ experience is a massive upgrade , the ProRAW shooting option (essentially a RAW file format) has been on the wishlist of photography enthusiasts for years, as has the upgraded Cycle Tracking functionality in Health. If you recently spent a small fortune on a pair of AirPods Max, you will need iOS 14.3 to make them compatible with your iPhone or iPad.
iOS 14.3 brings Apple Fitness+, a new fitness experience powered by Apple Watch with studio-style workouts available on your iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV (Apple Watch Series 3 and later). There is a new Fitness app on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV to browse Fitness+ workouts, trainers, and personalized recommendations. Video workouts will be added each week in ten popular workout types: High Intensity Interval Training, Indoor Cycling, Yoga, Core, Strength, Dance, Rowing, Treadmill Walking, Treadmill Running, and Mindful Cooldown.
Apple Fitness+ includes Playlists curated by Fitness+ trainers to complement your workout.
iOS 14.2 brings support for AirPods Max, Apple’s new over-ear headphones. AirPods Max includes high fidelity audio for rich sound, adaptive EQ adapts sound in real time to the personal fit of ear cushions, active noise Cancellation to block out environmental noise, transparency mode to hear the environment around you and spatial audio with dynamic head tracking for a theatre-like listening experience.
Apple ProRAW photos can now be captured on iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, and can now be edited in the Photos app. There is an option to record video at 25 fps and mirror the front facing camera for still photos on iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X
An all-new Apple TV+ tab makes it easy to discover and watch Apple Original shows and movies, while an enhanced search lets users browse by category such as genre, and see recent searches and suggestions as you type. Top search results shown with the most relevant matches across movies, TV shows, cast, channels, and sports.
iOS 14.3 brings support for launching App Clips by scanning Apple-designed App Clip Codes via Camera or from Control Centre, there is a new privacy information section on App Store pages that includes a developer-reported summary of the app’s privacy practices, Apple Health App brings the ability to indicate pregnancy, lactation, or contraceptive use in Cycle Tracking order to better manage period and fertile window predictions.
The weather app gets a few new features. Air quality data is now available in Weather, Maps, and Siri for locations in China mainland. Air quality health recommendations are provided in Weather and Siri for the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, India, and Mexico at certain air quality levels while air quality data in Weather, Maps, and Siri reflects updated national scales for Germany and Mexico
There is now an Ecosia search engine option in Safari.
iOS 14.3 Fixes
Some MMS messages may not be received
Contact groups failed to display members when composing a message
Some videos would not appear correctly when shared from the Photos app
App folders may fail to open
Spotlight search results, and opening apps from Spotlight may not work
Bluetooth could be unavailable in Settings
MagSafe Duo Charger could wirelessly charge your iPhone at less than the maximum power
Wireless accessories and peripherals using the WAC protocol could fail to complete setup
The keyboard would dismiss when adding a list in Reminders while using VoiceOver
iOS 14.3 is available as a free software update starting today for iPhone 6s and later. If you don’t receive an automatic update notification, you can trigger the update manually by navigating to Settings > General > Software Update.