Apple releases iOS 14.6 with Apple Card Family support

Prasad, 24 May 2021

Apple today released the iOS 14.6 update for all iPhone models including and newer than the iPhone 6s. While not a major update, it does include couple of the two new features that Apple announced back during its April event.

Apple releases iOS 14.6 with Apple Card Family support

One of these features is support for Apple Card Family. This feature enables families to start a Family Sharing group, which will allow two people to share a single Apple Card, track purchases, manage spending, and build credit together. Parents can also share their Apple Card with their children with optional spending limits and controls. This feature is currently only available in the US.

Apple releases iOS 14.6 with Apple Card Family support

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 subscriptions within podcasts, which include a variety of benefits, such as ad-free listening, access to additional content, and early or exclusive access to new series. Current list of studios and media companies that offer premium subscriptions include Tenderfoot TV, Pushkin Industries, Radiotopia from PRX, QCODE, NPR, the 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 will show the partially masked phone number of the owner when tapped with an NFC-capable device.

Finally, Voice Control users can also unlock their iPhone for the first time after a restart using only their voice.

Aside from iOS 14.6, Apple also released iPadOS 14.6, macOS 11.4, watchOS 7.5, tvOS 14.6 and HomePod OS 14.6.


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