There were suspicions that Apple is working on a new system update, which should come out before iOS 15. It turned out that this is indeed the case.
Apple today released iOS 14.8, iPadOS 14.8, watchOS 7.6.2, and macOS 11.6 Big Sur. Updates are minor despite the version number. This is the final update to iOS 14, so it doesn’t need new features.
After the release of iOS 15, system updates will be released in a new way, says IT-Here. Owners of older devices will be able to independently decide whether to install the iOS 15 update. If you wish, you can stay on iOS 14. In the second case, users will continue to receive security updates without having to upgrade to iOS 15.
This update contains security changes and is recommended for all users. If suddenly something new is found in it, NIXSolutions will definitely write about it.
iOS 14.8 can be downloaded now via Settings> General> Software Update. If you have automatic updates enabled, the new version will be installed overnight.
To install a new version of watchOS, open the Apple Watch app> General> Software Update. Your Apple Watch must be at least 50% charged, connected to a charger, and close to iPhone.
To install macOS 11.6 Big Sur, go to System Preferences> Software Update.