Apple launches iOS 14.7.1 to fix Apple Watch unlocking bug with Touch ID

Yesterday afternoon, Apple released iOS 14.7.1, iPadOS 14.7.1, and macOS 11.5.1, a minor software update that fixes some bugs and security bugs. It is convenient to review them and update our devices to have the latest protection. Let’s see what these new versions consist of.

Solution to Apple Watch Unlock Error on iPhone with Touch ID

In the case of iOS 14.7.1, Apple claims to have fixed the bug that prevented an iPhone with Touch ID from automatically unlocking an Apple Watch. Specifically, the notes for this update state the following:

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 an important security update and is recommended for all users.

Apple Watch unlock function with iPhone is the one that brings convenience to user experience. When we put the watch on our wrist, we can either enter the unlock code (if we have it) or take the opportunity to use the paired iPhone to unlock it. To do this, simply use Touch ID or Face ID on the terminal.

However, a bug in iOS 14.7 prevented this feature from doing its job. Now with iOS 14.7.1 this error has been fixed. You can check if this feature is enabled on your iPhone from Watch app> Passcode> Unlock with iPhone.

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