Apple has today released iOS 15.1 and iPadOS 15.1, the first major “point” release of the operating system since its initial release last month. Coincidentally, today’s release comes exactly one month since the release of iOS 15.
Both updates can be downloaded now for free and the same devices that are supported on iOS 15 will also be eligible for this update. You can download it either via iTunes on Windows or Mac, or via the Finder on Mac. More convenient, is to do it on device by going to Settings > General > Software Update.
Unsure what devices are supported on iOS 15? Check our guide here.
This new update has been in beta for a little while and adds some features to iOS 15 that were delayed from the first release, such as SharePlay – a feature designed to let you do things on your devices together, such as watching movies, playing games or using any app. SharePlay works on any Apple device and uses FaceTime to let you talk to your friends and family.
For the Wallet app, Apple is now letting users add their COVID-19 vaccination card as a digital pass for easier access when needed.
Other bug fixes
– Photos app may incorrectly report storage is full when importing photos and videos
– Weather app may not show current temperature for My Location, and may display colors of animated backgrounds incorrectly
– Audio playing from an app may pause when locking the screen
– Wallet may unexpectedly quit when using VoiceOver with multiple passes
– Available Wi-Fi networks may not be detected
– Battery algorithms updated on iPhone 12 models to better estimate battery capacity over time