iOS 15 latest version, problems & new features for iPhones (2023)

iOS 15 is the latest iPhone operating system, first announced by Apple at WWDC in June 2021 and then released for users to install on iPhones on 20 September 2021. It bought interface changes, security fixes and a raft of new features. If your iPhone supports the update, you can install it for free.

In this article we outline everything you need to know about the iOS 15 software update including: details of the interface changes and features – including features that didn’t arrive until later updates. We also run through the devices (both iPhones and iPods) that can install the new software and we reveal the latest version of the iOS 15 software, including the latest beta versions. Finally we list details of any problems with iOS 15 that people are reporting.

Not every iPhone issue relates to iOS 15 though. If you were wondering why there is no Noise Cancellation option on iPhone 13 you might be interested to learn that this isn’t an error, Apple has actually decided to remove the feature from the iPhone 13 series! You can still use it on iPhone 12 and older though.

Note: A new version of the iPhone operating system will launch in fall 2022 and it will be known as iOS 16. Read all you need to know about iOS 16 in our in-depth explainer.

Latest version of iOS 15

The first version of iOS 15 arrived on September 20, 2021, however Apple has issued numerous updates since.

The most recent version of iOS 15.6.1 which patches critical flaws that may have been actively exploited. There are two vulnerabilities addressed, according to Apple’s security content page. A Kernel issue described as “an application may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges,” and a WebKit issue described as “processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution.”

Prior to that, iOS 15.6 arrived in July 2022. The only new feature introduced is improved video control when tuning in to live sports

iOS 15.5 arrived on May 16 and brought dozens of security fixes alongside Wallet, Podcasts updates. More here: What’s in iOS 15.5. iOS 15.4 arrived on March 14 and offered the ability to use Face ID while wearing a mask, Siri, iCloud Keychain features. Those with an iPad could finally take advantage of Universal Control. See: How to use Universal Control and How to share a mouse and keyboard between Macs and iPads.

On January 26 2022 Apple released iOS 15.3. The content of iOS 15.3 was mostly bug fixes. On January 12, 2022 Apple released iOS 15.2.1. The iOS 15.2.1 update closes a critical gap in HomeKit so you should install it if you haven’t already.

Prior to that iOS 15.2.1 update the previous update arrived on December 13, 2021 when Apple released iOS 15.2. This update brought SharePlay, a way to disable ‘Items That Can Track Me’ in Find My, parental controls in Messages, the Apple Music Voice Plan, and Digital Legacy feature. More information here: What’s in iOS 15.2?

This followed iOS 15.1.1, which arrived on November 18 (for 12- and 13-series iPhones only) and fixed an issue that caused phone calls to be terminated prematurely on those iPhones. “iOS 15.1.1 improves call-drop performance,” the notes explain. Read about it here: Apple fixes ‘call drop’ iPhone bug with iOS 15.1.1 release.

Prior to that, on October 25, Apple issued the first major update (but actually the third update) to iOS 15. iOS 15.1 brings some features that weren’t ready when iOS 15 launched, and fixes some bugs. For example, the update makes it possible to turn off the automatic macro mode and adds support for ProRes video on supporting phones (iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max), Lossless audio support for HomePod and bug fixes. Read more about iOS 15.1 here: What’s in iOS 15.1?

An iOS 15.0.1 update on October 1 addressed an Apple Watch iPhone unlocking issue and a problem with the system showing the wrong amount of storage available, both are discussed below. Then on 11 October Apple released iOS 15.0.2, which fixes a number of bugs, including a security issue.

These point updates enable Apple to add some of the previously announced features that didn’t make it into the final versions of iOS 15, iPadOS 15 and tvOS 15. For a few examples, read Eight iOS 15 features that will be missing at launch.

We explain how to install iOS 15 and subsequent updates in a separate article.

Latest beta version of iOS 15

Apple runs a beta program for developers and the general public.

The last beta version was iOS 15.6. Now that Apple has released the final version of that it is unlikely there will be further beta updates as the company is now focused on development of iOS 16. See: Why Apple’s latest iOS and macOS updates are more important than they seem.

If you’re an app developer you can join Apple’s beta program. The public beta program allows eager Apple fans to trial the software and help report any bugs before general release. Here’s how to join the beta testing programme. We also run though how to install the iOS beta on your iPhone.

iOS 15 security concerns

With each update to the iPhone operating system it seems that various flaws and security issues make their way to the surface. Apple is usually quick to fix these, but sometimes there will be a wait. Each update to iOS 15 is has addressed various bugs and security issues.

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For example, Apple identified and fixed (in iOS 15.0.2) an error that affected the “IOMobileFrameBuffer” interface that is used to control the screen. Apparently due to the flaw malicious code could lead to overflow of memory and thus gain unauthorized access to kernels.

Unfortunately that wasn’t the only security concern in iOS 15. A security flaw has been identified that affects both iOS 14 and iOS 15 and can “poses a serious risk to users” according to the security researcher who discovered the vulnerability.

Trevor Spiniolas claimed that this bug could be exploited through the HomeKit API and used to change HomeKit device names. The new name is then backed up to iCloud and, if the user’s Home devices are enabled in Control Center, will render the iPhone unresponsive until the devices names are changed back using the API.

Spiniolas said an attacker could “use email addresses resembling Apple services or HomeKit products to trick less tech-savvy users (or even those who are curious) into accepting the invitation and then demand payment via email in return for fixing the issue.”

Spiniolas informed Apple of the bug in August 2021 and Apple addressed it with a fix on 12 January 2022, but not before Spiniolas highlighted the fact that he had informed Apple. For more information read: HomeKit bug can render iPhone unusable.

Problems with iOS 15

Its quite common that when Apple issues a big update to iOS we see complaints of battery drain issues, app crashes, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connection issues, and other problems. So it’s worth waiting for any issues to be ironed out before you install the latest update.

Look through the below to see if your issue has been experienced by others and if there is a fix or if it was addressed in an update to iOS 15.

No Noise Cancellation

If you have an iPhone 12 or earlier there is a feature that can be used to improve call quality. Phone Noise Cancellation reduces ambient background noise on phone calls when you’re holding the iPhone to your ear.

Noise cancellation is a useful feature that can make calls with people in noisy locations clearer.

On iPhone 12 and earlier the feature was on by default, but could be turned off in Accessibility:

  1. Go to: Settings > Accessibility.
  2. Tap on Audio/Visual.
  3. Switch Phone Noise Cancellation on or off.

You might be wondering why you’d want to turn the feature on or off. It seems that some people might find the noise cancellation disorienting because it can cause pressure in the ears.

If you are curious about why you would want to turn the feature off you may be surprised to hear that Apple has removed the Noise Cancellation option on the iPhone 13 series. If you have one of those phones you can’t turn the feature off or on. Initially it was thought this was due to an error, but Apple has confirmed to a 9to5Mac reader that: “Phone Noise Cancellation is not available on iPhone 13 models, which is why you do not see this option in Settings.”

Read more here: How to improve iPhone call quality.

Deleted photos

Some iPhone users reported that when they saved photos from iMessage, deleted the message, and then synced with iCloud, the photo was deleted. More here: iOS 15 bug deletes saved photos from the iPhone.

Unlock with Apple Watch won’t work

Users who own an Apple Watch and an iPhone 13 were reporting that the unlock with Apple Watch feature does not work.

Some were seeing an error message “unable to communicate with Apple Watch” when they try to unlock their iPhone while wearing a mask. Apple is aware of the problem and we imagine is working on a fix.

Apple initially suggested users stop using the feature until the issue is fixed, but the issue was addressed in the iOS 15.0.1 update that was issued on 1 October 2021.

Good news for those who are fed up with not being able to unlock their iPhone while wearing a mask: there is/will be a new Face ID & Passcode settings in iOS 15.4, which is currently in beta. Once iOS 15.4 is installed on your iPhone you will find a new switch for Face ID with Mask. Read more here: How to use Face ID to unlock iPhone while wearing a face mask.

AirPods Pro controls aren’t working

AirPods Pro users reported that they could no longer adjust the Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency settings using Siri. Apple addressed this in iOS 15.1.

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Problems with apps

Some third-party apps stopped working after users updated to iOS 15.

For example, Spotify confirmed that its iOS app suffers from a iOS 15 bug that causes the phone to overheat and the battery to drain in just a few hours. Spotify developers eventually issued a fix.


Reddit users reported that muting on the iPhone also mutes audio in the apps. As one poster put it : “I’ve always been able to listen to audio (on Instagram, and YouTube) when my phone is on mute, just by pressing the volume button, the audio would come up just fine.

“But after updating to iOS 15, I have to unmute my phone in order to listen to audio on Instagram (Story, Reels, and Video posts) and YouTube.” There have been similar reports on Apple’s support pages.

We were able to recreate this: with mute on there was no sound, but once mute mode was turned off Instagram stories played sound again.

Issues with battery life

Slightly shorter battery life after a major iOS update is actually common and it’s not really a bug, it’s more a short-lived side effect of updating.

After updating to a new operating version it is normal for many processes to run in the background and for the system to re-index the data. This can seriously effect your battery life. But it should be short-lived. After a few days, expect the battery life of your iPhone to return to the usual level.

Not enough space

Many users claimed to see a message indicating that storage is almost full, even if there is plenty of free space left.

There are a number of complaints on Apple’s help pages, such as: “After iOS 15 update in settings telling me iPhone storage all most full but I have 15GB will not go away. Hard reset did not help.”

Users report that deleting large files does not seem to do anything and the error message keeps coming back. It may be a case of waiting for Apple to address the error in an update to iOS 15.

The issue was addressed in the iOS 15.0.1 update that was issued on 1 October.

Too much space

On the contrary, in some cases more free space is also listed than the device has, for example, it can be said that an 256GB iPhone has 317.46GB of free space. It is likely that this was addressed in the iOS 15.0.1 update as well.

Confusion about Do Not Disturb

Apple has expanded Do Not Disturb in iOS 15. The feature is now part of the new Focus mode, which means it is possible to adapt Do Not Disturb settings depending on sets of circumstances.

However, Apple has removed one of the Do Not Disturb features – the ability to silence all incoming calls and notifications if your iPhone was locked. With this setting users could mute and hide all notifications just by locking their iPhone, then simply unlock the phone to see notifications on the screen.

The new Focus mode means that you either have all notifications or your notifications are silenced. Unlocking your iPhone doesn’t display them automatically.

Problems with CarPlay

Some users have reported an issue with CarPlay where apps wouldn’t open or would disconnect while in use. This was addressed in iOS 15.0.2.

Notifications not delivered

Some users complained that notifications from certain apps such as Outlook or Slack were not being delivered. Apple addressed this in an update.

App library reordered

App library came with iOS 14 and is a fairly fast way to access apps without searching for them on countless screens. However, iOS 15 seems to sort apps into different folders compared to what was the case with iOS 14.7. Especially the folder Last Added, which contains apps we haven’t used for a long time – even ones we have deleted.

iCloud+ storage can’t be updated

Some users reported difficulties updating their iCloud storage, including from the free 5GB to the cheapest paid for option.

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iTunes not working

Some iPhone users who have a PC reported that iTunes cannot run because files are missing.

There are also reports that people have been unable to restore an iPhone 13 via iTunes or the Finder.

Which iPhones are compatible with iOS 15?

Here are all the devices that can install iOS 15:

  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone SE (2016)
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone SE (2020)
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • All iPhone 13 models

This is great work from Apple, which has kept all the same compatible devices as on iOS 14 and even iOS 13. We discuss the iPhones that can install iOS 15 in more detail in a separate article.

However, you should remember that just because your iPhone can run iOS 15 doesn’t mean that you will get all the features. Read: Which iOS 15 features run on my iPhone to find out which iOS 15 features your iPhone supports.

How to install iOS 15

Updating your iPhone or iPod touch – assuming it supports the new software – is straightforward. You’ll simply have to open the Settings app, then go to General > Software Update, and wait to see if an update is available. Then follow the onscreen instructions to install it.

If you want to install an iOS 15 beta follow the steps below but be aware that a beta is unfinished, pre-release software, so don’t install it on your primary device – it’s likely to be buggy.

  1. Click Sign Up on the Apple Beta page and register with your Apple ID.
  2. Log in to the Beta Software Program.
  3. Click Enrol your iOS device. (If you signed up for a previous version’s beta last year you may need to uninstall the profile for that and then re-enrol for the new one.)
  4. Go to on your iOS device.
  5. Download and install the configuration profile.
  6. That will make the beta version available in Settings, under General > Software Update.

We outline these two distinct processes in more detail in two separate articles: how to install iOS 15 and how to install an iOS beta.

New iPhone features in iOS 15

There were dozens of upgrades and new features in iOS 15. See our iOS 15 superguide for the highlights.


Apple added Spatial Audio to FaceTime, which will make each participant’s audio contributions appear to come from the appropriate location on the screen. It’s also working to improve audio clarity with Voice Isolation, a mode which will use machine learning to identify and remove ambient noise – although you will also have the option to instead activate Wide Spectrum audio, to deliberately include background noise.

You get some new interface options, too. You can opt for Portrait mode, which as on stills photography will blur the background and draw attention to the subject. Or use the new grid view, for a better way of seeing all the participants in a group chat rather than foregrounding the speaker.

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Apple is also responding, perhaps a little belatedly, to the world’s increasing reliance on video calling for work meetings. The company is letting iPhone users create FaceTime ‘meetings’ by generating a link that can be shared via email, iMessage and so on, or entering it as a Calendar entry.

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Intriguingly, Apple also said that Android and Windows users will be able to join FaceTime meetings via the web.

SharePlay is a fascinating new feature that’s connected to FaceTime but deserves its own section. It’s essentially designed to let you flip out of a FaceTime chat using picture-in-picture, activate another app, and then have that app effect everyone on the call.

The most obvious application is music. You hop into the Music app without actually leaving the chat, pick a song, and then have that song plays for everyone. You can create a shared playlist and have everyone contribute tracks.

This also works for video – Apple said HBO Max, Disney+, Hulu, Twitch and TikTok are all on board – and extend the video you’re watching to your Apple TV for a larger screen. And SharePlay can be used for screen-sharing, for troubleshooting or showing off gameplay.

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There’s a SharePlay API, so we’re fascinated to see what third-party app developers come up with for this intriguing feature.


This allows you to create multiple bundles of settings for segments of your life. So you can create a work Focus status, and your availability, notification settings, and arrangement of apps and widgets on your Home screen will all be tailored to suit your work life. You can create another for when you’re sleeping, or for your recreational time. It’s the same sort of idea as Do Not Disturb While Driving, but extended to more contexts.

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Another feature that could help you focus is Background Noise. This feature will deliberately generate background noise, including Ocean, Rain and River sounds. Read how to use Background Noise and play these sounds on your iPhone here: How to play Background Noise in iOS 15.


Photo search continues to improve. Spotlight search will pop up photos now, including searching for text displayed in the images.

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This is connected to a feature called Live Text. If you look at a photo – either through the viewfinder, live, or in your photo library – a button will appear at the bottom right allowing your to activate Live Text. This will search for and highlight text in the image, allowing you to select, copy or interact with it – if it’s a phone number, for example, you can tap and then choose to call it.

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Live Text will understand seven languages at launch.

The expanded intelligence of Photos is not limited to text, however. There will also be non-textual Visual Look Up, allowing you to query the breed of a pictured dog, for example, or the identity of a work of art or landmark.

None of this is new to the tech industry, of course, and Google Photos has proved itself adept at such computational feats in the past. But it’s a step forward for iOS.


Wallet expanded its scope to include keys – this seems particularly handy for hotel keys and workplaces – and a general-use identity card which Apple says will be accepted in airports.

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Weather got a new design, lots of attractive new animations, and new climate maps.

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Talking of maps, Apple’s Maps app is looking extremely appealing. It’s getting lots of additional road details in cities, such as turn lanes, bus, taxi and bike lanes, and pedestrian crossings. There’s an attractive nighttime view, too.

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Transit directions will be more helpful, with notifications telling you when it’s time to disembark and an AR feature that reorients you when you come out of a station and don’t know which direction to walk.

AirPods features

iOS 15 brought a few features for AirPods owners, such as improved performance in the Find My app, a separation alert and the ability to read out high-priority notifications that are applicable to the context.

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Are there problems with iOS 15 iPhone? ›

The current list of iOS 15 problems includes abnormal battery drain, Wi-Fi issues, Bluetooth problems, UI lag, crashes, Face ID issues, Touch ID issues, and installation problems. Some of these problems are brand new, others have carried over from previous versions of iOS 15.

Is it good to update your iPhone to iOS 15? ›

You should stay using iOS 15 if: Restrictions on your device from a third-party prevent you from updating. You are concerned about an app or accessory not yet being supported in ‌iOS 16‌. You are concerned about bugs and prefer to remain using an older OS that has had over a year of bug fixes.

How do I fix iOS 15 problems? ›

How to Fix an Issue With iOS 15
  1. Restart your iPhone. It's a simple fix that covers pretty much all forms of technology, but often, a quick restart will fix your iPhone even when running a new iOS update. ...
  2. Update your iPhone apps. ...
  3. Remove and re-add Bluetooth devices. ...
  4. Reduce your battery usage. ...
  5. Downgrade to iOS 14.
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Which phones are not compatible with iOS 15? ›

iOS 15 Compatible Phones – All supported devices. iOS 15 is compatible with the iPhone 6s and newer. Specifically, iOS 15 is supported on iPhones with an A9 or newer chipset. However, some A9 devices, including the first-generation iPhone SE, are not supported.

What devices are not compatible with iOS 15? ›

Any phone newer than iPhone 6s or 6s Plus is eligible for iOS 15. If you are running an older device, your device will not get the latest version of iOS. For more clarity, refer to the list of supported devices below: iPhone 13, 13 Mini, 13 Pro, 13 Pro Max.

Is iOS 15 faster than 14? ›

In terms of actual performance on the device, iOS 15 comes with more upgrades than its predecessor. However, in terms of installation performance, the iOS 15 actually performs worse than iOS 13 and iOS 14.

Which iOS update is better 14.8 or 15? ›

If you want to stick with iOS14 but want the security update, update to 14.8. If you want all the new iOS features and the security update, update to 15.

What iphones should get iOS 15? ›

iOS 15 review: Availability and supported devices
  • iPhone XR.
  • iPhone XS and XS Max.
  • iPhone 11.
  • iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone Pro Max.
  • iPhone SE (2020)
  • iPhone 12.
  • iPhone 12 mini.
  • iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max.
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Is iOS 15 or 14 better? ›

Bugs. iOS 14 has benefitted from a whole year's worth of gradual bug fixes, meaning that it is likely to be much more stable and reliable than iOS 15, which has only just been released.

What are the benefits of iOS 15? ›

So, the 15th major version of Apple iOS comes packed with the following features.
  • FaceTime SharePlay.
  • Apple Wallet and Driver's License.
  • New iMessage Features.
  • iPhone is Smarter.
  • Option to block Messages or Notifications.
  • Revamped Apple Maps.
  • Improved Safari Browser.
  • Translating Textual Photos.

What are iOS 15.3 features? ›

iOS 15.3 Features: Everything New in iOS 15.3
  • Safari Bug Fix. Apple in this update addressed a Safari vulnerability that was widely publicized.
  • IOMobileFrameBuffer Bug. ...
  • HomeKit Camera Thumbnails Fix. ...
  • Other Bug Fixes.
27 Jan 2022

Why is my iPhone slow after iOS 15 update? ›

The main reason is that even though you have installed the new iOS, there still are some background tasks your iPhone needs to perform. Limited available storage space. After updating iOS, your iPhone storage may be full. Correspondingly, iPhone starts to slow down after the update.

Is there an issue with iPhones today? ›

All services are operating normally.

How do I downgrade from iOS 15 to iOS 14? ›

Hold Shift key in Windows or the Alt/Option key in Mac and select the Check for Update option. In the dialog box, select the iOS 14 IPSW file. Click Update when prompted to update iPhone/ iPad to iOS 14. Your device is now downgraded from iOS 15 to iOS 14.

What iPhones will stop working in 2022? ›

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This means any phones introduced in 2016 or earlier, including the iPhone 6S, iPhone SE and iPhone 7, won't be getting Apple software updates anymore. It's not an unexpected move, given that the company regularly retires software support on older devices.

Can I still use my iPhone 6 in 2022? ›

Apple sold tens of millions of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models after their launch in 2015. The iPhone 6 is reportedly “safe until 2023,” but the iPhone 6 Plus isn't so lucky.

Will the iPhone 7 still work in 2022? ›

How long will the iPhone 7 be supported? The iPhone 7 will be officially supported till September 12, 2022, which is when iOS 16 gets released. After the iOS 16 release takes place, Apple may stop signing iOS 15.6.

Which iOS devices are no longer supported? ›

iOS 16
  • iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.
  • iPhone X.
  • iPhone ZR, XS, and XS Max.
  • iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max.
  • iPhone 12 mini, 12, 12 Pro, and 12 Pro Max.
  • iPhone 13 mini, 13, 13 Pro, and 13 Pro Max.
  • iPhone SE (second and third generation)
9 Jun 2022

Does iOS 15 work with 11? ›

The iOS 15 will be compatible with iPhone SE (1st generation), iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 11, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, ...

Which iOS version is faster? ›

Even though it was just a beta, iOS 12 is by far the fastest version of iOS of all time. And Apple just released iOS 12.0 today. Here's a quick rundown of what's new in iOS 12.

Should I skip iOS 14.8 and download iOS 15? ›

It does not matter. You can just go ahead with the install.

Should I update my iPhone? ›

Upgrading to the latest version of iOS or iPadOS software provides the latest features, security updates, and bug fixes. Not all features are available on all devices or in all countries and regions.

Should I upgrade my iPhone? ›

If you're using an iPhone 11, we recommend upgrading to an iPhone 14 (or even an iPhone 13). In the last three years, Apple has made enough changes to features including battery life, performance, screen quality, cameras and durability to merit buying a new iPhone.

Is iOS 15.5 stable? ›

All in all, iOS 15.5 isn't a very exciting update. However, it's stable, and you should download it for all the security patches it contains.

Will iOS 15 slow down my iPhone 7? ›

Conclusion. Even with older devices such as the first-generation iPhone SE, iOS 15 can be safely installed. Safari gets faster and the overall performance is not slowed down by the latest system.

What devices will be supported by iOS 15? ›

iOS 15 supported devices
  • iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max.
  • iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max.
  • iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max.
  • iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone X, iPhone XR.
  • iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.
  • iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.
  • iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.
9 Jun 2022

How many people are using iOS 15? ›

Today, Mixpanel's data shows iOS 15 is being used on 64% of devices, while iOS 14 is running on about 31.5% of them.

Do both people need iOS 15? ›

You can use SharePlay to share your screen with your partner to watch movies, listen to songs and more -- all while on your FaceTime call. There are a few caveats: Both parties need to have iOS 15.1 or later installed, and both parties must also be subscribed to any streaming services being shared.

Should I install iOS 15.3 or not? ›

“iOS 15.3 includes bug fixes and security updates for your iPhone and is recommended for all users.”

Does iOS 15.3 have bugs? ›

Lots of security fixes, but also a lot of random bugs.

What are the iOS 15.4 features? ›

Apple's iOS 15.4 has a slew of new features for your iPhone. This includes new emoji, the long-awaited Universal Control, bolstered privacy measures and Face ID that works while you're wearing a mask. (All these features are also available for iPad via iPadOS 15.4.) Apple has also since released iOS 15.4.

Why is my iPhone so slow all of a sudden 2022? ›

There are many possible reasons why your iPhone is running slow. But the commonest reason is that your iPhone is low on storage. In addition, factors like low internal memory, a poor network connection, or an ineffective iPhone battery could also be the culprit of a slow iPhone.

How long does the iOS 15 update take on iPhone? ›

This takes around 10-40 minutes depending on how much content you need to back up and sync. Make sure everything is backed up to iCloud or your PC/Mac by using iTunes or Finder respectively.

What are the biggest problems with iPhones? ›

In this blog, we list down 5 common Apple iPhone problems & their solutions in the year of 2022.
  • Black screen / frozen screen. ...
  • Quick battery drain. ...
  • Poor or no Wi-Fi connectivity. ...
  • iPhone overheating. ...
  • iPhone water damage.

What is the most common problem with iPhones? ›

One of the most common problems that a large number of iPhone users have to deal with is the iPhone is stuck at Apple logo issue. Fortunately, a force restart mostly works in fixing this problem. So, if your smartphone ever runs into it, hard reset your device.

How do I revert back to iOS 12 from 15? ›

Connect iOS device to computer via USB cable > Choose 1 click to downgrade iOS/iPadOS > Tap on Start Now button. Step 3. Next, select an older firmware version to Download > Tap on the Downgrade button to continue.

How do I uninstall an iOS update? ›

Remove and download the update again

Go to Settings > General > [Device name] Storage. Find the update in the list of apps. Tap the update, then tap Delete Update.

Can I go back to previous version of iOS? ›

You can downgrade iOS to any version that Apple continues to sign. Apple typically stops signing previous versions about two weeks after a new release, so your downgrade option will be limited to the previous version only. If you jailbreak your iPhone, you may be able to install an older unsigned version of iOS.

Why is my iPhone dying so fast iOS 15? ›

One issue on the list is abnormal battery drain, a common issue that pops up every time the company pushes new software to the iPhone. Some of these battery issues may hardware-related, but many others are likely related to Apple's latest iOS 15 software update. In many cases, it may be an app causing the issue.

Is iOS 15 safe for iPhone 11? ›

If you have an iPhone XS or later, you're good to go. But those with an iPhone 8/X or earlier will miss out on stuff like spatial audio and portrait mode in FaceTime, live text in photos, and offline Siri processing. We have a guide to which iOS 15 features are available on which iPhones.

Why is my iPhone battery draining so fast all of a sudden 2022? ›

Those background tasks and indexing behaviors take up power, and thus reduce your battery temporarily while they complete. The more stuff you have on your iPhone, the longer the indexing processes take, so if you just updated iOS to 16 and you experience battery drain, the best thing you can do is simply wait it out.

Why are iPhones dying so fast? ›

If your iPhone battery is draining fast, a slew of factors can be responsible. Start by checking your battery's health in the Settings app; it might be time to replace the battery. You can also see which apps drain your battery the fastest, control your screen brightness, and disable location services.

Can an iPhone be hacked iOS 15? ›

' Well, like any other thing that runs on software, your iPhone isn't 100 percent hack-proof. There have been instances when a user's iDevice has been compromised. So, yes, your iPhone can be hacked.

Is iOS 15 safe privacy? ›

Apple provides many different ways to protect your privacy while using an iPhone or iPad, but iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 add even more features designed to keep you safe and secure. You can hide your email address, hide your internet activity, keep track of app permissions, monitor unsecure passwords, and much more.


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