All the information you should know about Apple's latest iPhone update, iOS 15, are here
Apple's iOS 15 was released in September alongside iPadOS 15 after the tech giant'' "California streaming" event, which saw the debut of four iPhone 13 models, new iPads, and the Apple Watch Series 7 release. If you haven't yet downloaded Apple's new operating system, you may do so for free and get access to updates for FaceTime, iMessage, and more.
The new OS arose op week after Apple released iOS 14.8, which addressed lingering security issues and introduced new capabilities to several iPhone generations.
Apple's iOS 15 update was unveiled at its virtual Worldwide Developers Conference in June, followed by a developer beta and subsequently 'public beta'. (Here's how to download iOS 15, why you may want to wait for iOS 15 and how you can check if your phone can run iOS 15.)
While iOS 14.5, iOS 14.6, and iOS 14 added a slew of new features this spring and summer, including the ability to unlock your iPhone with Face ID while wearing 'a mask, stop apps from tracking you for advertising purposes, as well as the option to choose from four Siri voices, iOS 15 adds even more. New iOS 15 features include the ability to make FaceTime calls with Android users, faster sharing in iMessage, and better directions in Maps. Keep reading for everything we've learned about iOS 15 so far, including how to download it and some of the biggest new features.
Sept. 20th is the iOS 15 release date.
Apple initially revealed iOS 15 at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference on June 7, as is typical. The new OS was initially available for developers to test and was released as a public beta on June 30.
On Sept. 14, Apple announced that iOS 15 will be available for free download on Sept 20. If you haven't already, you may download the new operating system here (here's how).
This follows Apple's typical iOS release pattern, with the software usually arriving within a week of an iPhone launch event.
If you've had the same iPhone since 2015 or earlier, you may be eligible for iOS 15. The iPhone 6S and all iPhones subsequent to that are equipped with Apple's iOS 15.
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iOS 15 new features are now available for iOS 15.
iOS 15 will be available at WWDC 2021, and these are a few of the key new features that will debut. (And here's an overview of all the new features in iOS 15.)
FaceTime provides spatial audio to make people's voices appear to come from their position on the screen, making your video chats more natural and realistic. FaceTime also starts to look more like Zoom, allowing you to view all participants in a grid view, schedule calls, and share links to calls that can be accessed via browser on Google Android and Microsoft Windows devices.
Read more: Try Apple's new SharePlay feature in iOS 15 for a fun FaceTime date idea.
New iMessage sharing capabilities for photos, news articles, and playlists are now available on iOS 15. When a friend sends you multiple photos over iMessage, they'll appear in 'collage' style that allows you to swipe through them or tap through to view the whole thing in your photos app. If you want to revisit the same photos later, they'll be stored in a new Shared with You folder as well as mixed in with your own featured photos and memories. In your News and Apple Music apps, you'll see news articles and playlists shared through iMessage in new Shared with You tabs.
Apple Maps gets a new upgrade with more elevation data, road colors, driving directions, rich labels, 3D landmarks, and improved night mode. You may also pin nearby public transit stops and station information to your iPhone and Apple Watch devices and receive automatic updates and notifications as you ride and approach your stop. When walking on foot, a new augmented reality feature lets you scan nearby buildings in the area with the iPhone's camera to determine their exact location for more precise walking directions, which are also presented in simulated reality.
Maps may in iOS 15 include weather warnings in its suggested routes, as well. ChrisSDreiling, a redditor who discovered the update in iOS 15 beta 3, says that Maps will tell you if there are flash floods on your journey and suggest alternate routes to avoid the extreme weather. Although other weather alerts weren't mentioned in ChrisSDreiling's post, it will be interesting to see if more weather warnings are added.
Apple said at WWDC this spring that it will add ID card support for the Wallet app in iOS 15, allowing you to carry digital versions of government-issued identification cards like your driver's license on your iPhone. The ID feature isn't included in iOS 15's initial release, and it' is unclear how it will work. (It will be available only to US users.) According to code found by 9to5Mac in the iOS 15 beta 4 for developers, Apple may be utilizing facial recognition selfies to validate your digital ID cards when adding them to your wallet. Several banking applications already use this selfie validation feature to authenticate users when logging on with new devices.
How do you install iOS 15?
You've probably received a notification from Apple telling you when iOS 15 is released. Or you can do it on your own, by going to the settings menu. Settings in Settings app. > General Manager General > Software Updates - Software updates are available for download. Tap the tap Also Available button and then tap the Tap Also On. Upgrade to iOS 15 to get the latest version of iOS 15. .
If you had already installed the iOS 15 beta on your phone, you may uninstall it before downloading the final version of the OS. Apple's iOS 15 is now available for download.
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