Apple releases iOS 14.6 with Apple Card Family support
Apple today released the iOS 14.6 update for all iPhone models including and newer than iPhone 6s. While not a major update, it does include a couple of the two new features that Apple announced back during its April event.
One of these features is support for the Apple Card Family. This feature allows families to start a Family Sharing group, which allows two people to share a single Apple card, track purchases, manage expenses, and build credit together. Parents can also share their Apple cards with their children with optional spending limits and controls. This feature is currently only available in the US.
iOS 14.6 also adds support for Apple Podcasts subscriptions. This feature allows podcast listeners in 170 countries to subscribe to Apple Podcasts exclusive premium podcasts that include a variety of benefits, such as ad-free listening, access to additional content, and early or exclusive access to new series. The current list of studios and media companies offering premium subscriptions includes Tenderfoot TV, Pushkin Industries, Radiotopia from PRX, QCODE, NPR, Los Angeles Times, The Athletic, Sony Music Entertainment and more.
Apart from these, iOS 14.6 also adds some AirTag and Find My related changes, including Lost Mode option to add an email address instead of a phone number for AirTag and Find My accessories, and AirTag shows the owner’s partially masked phone number, when tapped with an NFC-compatible device.
Finally, Voice Control users can also unlock their iPhone for the first time after a reboot by using only their voice.
Apart from iOS 14.6, Apple also released iPadOS 14.6, macOS 11.4, watchOS 7.5, tvOS 14.6 and HomePod OS 14.6.