Here we go, the last iOS 15 update, almost certainly, before the focus shifts to iOS 16. Unless there’s a hiccup, of course, we can never get them. exclude.
It’s not a big update, but it has some great features and it will download quickly. Some of the features have already leaked, but here’s what made the cut in the general release software. Here’s how to get it and what it contains.
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Which iPhones can run iOS 15.5?
If you have a device running iOS 14, you’re in luck. Impressively, Apple has ensured that every iOS 14 compatible iPhone also runs iOS 15. That’s quite an achievement, stretching back to every device released in the past six years. It’s every iPhone from iPhone 6s and includes all three generations of iPhone SE, including the new model that goes on sale this Friday.
For iPads, you’re ready to use iPadOS 15.4 if you have an iPad Pro, iPad Air from iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4 or newer, and iPad from fifth generation. This includes the fifth-generation iPad Air which goes on sale from Friday.
How to get it
Updating couldn’t be easier: open the Settings app on the device, then choose General, then Software Update. Once you click download and install, it will do everything for you. In a few minutes it will be good. On an iPhone 13 Pro Max coming from iOS 15.4.1, everything was done and dusted off in less than 15 minutes.
What’s in the version
Well, first of all, what isn’t. It had been speculated, after analyzing some of the beta code, that the long-awaited Apple Classical, the dedicated app or part of Apple Music, whatever it was, would appear with iOS 15.5.
Don’t be discouraged, it could still happen with the release of a new app or an Apple Music server-side update. The groundwork has been laid, so he could be here anytime. Not yet.
Wallet now allows Apple Cash customers to send and request money from their Apple Cash card as intended.
Then there’s podcasts, with gentle tweaks to make the experience smoother by limiting the number of episodes that can be downloaded to save you valuable storage.
The Apple Messages update that allows parents to let their children see warnings about nudity in messages can be found in this update in some regions, for example, UK
And there’s a fix for a home automation issue, where if someone arrived or left, some automations could fail. It’s settled, says Apple.
With so few details, it may seem superfluous to list the changelog provided by Apple but, for completeness, here it is…
iOS 15.5 includes the following improvements and bug fixes:
· Apple Podcasts includes a new setting to limit episodes stored on your iPhone and automatically delete older ones
Communication safety setting for messages allows parents to enable warnings for children when they receive or attempt to send photos containing nudity
Safety warnings in Messages contain helpful resources for children when they receive photos containing nudity
Fixes an issue where home automation fails triggered by people arriving or leaving
Some features may not be available in all regions or on all Apple devices. For more information about the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: support.apple.com/kb/HT201222