Apple revealed iOS 15 back in June at WWDC this year and said the new software would be available later this year, based on previous years the new OS, including iPadOS usually comes around a week after the new iPhones are released. Well, today is the day – iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 are both available for supported devices, which this year, the same devices that were supported on iOS 14.
Full list of supported devices for iOS 15
iPhone 12 mini
iPhone 12 Pro
iPhone 12 Pro Max
iPhone 11 Pro
iPhone 11 Pro Max
iPhone XS Max
iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone 7 Plus
iPhone 6s Plus
iPhone SE (1st generation)
iPhone SE (2nd generation)
iPod touch (7th generation)
This year, Apple has made some big changes to FaceTime on all of its platforms, for the first time the video calling service is compatible on Android and Windows thanks to it running in the browser – however only users on Apple’s platforms can make the call. FaceTime calls can also now be sent as links, and then scheduled in a calendar.
Notifications have also been revamped, you now have more control over what apps can send you updates and when as well as having a grouped message with the updates you have from the night, which you’ll get in the morning.
Focus Mode is a bit more complicated, you’ll be able to have set modes such as Work or Weekend and then certain people can get through during those times and select apps can disappear from view.
SharePlay is also new, but it won’t be accessible straightaway, Apple needs some more time to get it right. However, when it does launch you can watch tv shows, listen to music and share your screen with your friends and family.
iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 are out now for supported devices, you can update by going to Settings > General > Software Update.