Users with older iPhones and an Apple Watch may run into problems with the latest version of iOS, 14.7.

One of the best features of Apple Watch, especially in the seemingly never-ending COVID-19 pandemic, is its ability to unlock your iPhone and vice versa.

However, if you have an iPhone with Touch ID, and you’ve updated it to iOS 14.7, your iPhone won’t unlock your Apple Watch. You can still do it, of course, by entering the pin on your Watch, but it’s the type of bug that ruins the whole experience, which is otherwise pretty seamless.

Apple has acknowledged the bug in a support document (via 9to5Mac).

“When you have Unlock with iPhone turned on, unlocking your iPhone unlocks your Apple Watch as long as you’re wearing it. An issue in iOS 14.7 affects the ability of iPhone models with Touch ID to unlock Apple Watch,” the document reads. “If you experience this issue, just type the passcode directly on your Apple Watch to unlock it.”



The company says it will address the underlying issue in an upcoming software update.

Apple’s iOS 14.7 became available on Monday, bringing a couple of new features, including support for Apple’s new MagSafe Battery Pack.

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