Apple has released an update for its iPhones and iPads. iOS 15.5 and iPadOS 15.5 bring some new features and bug fixes. atechbook has the details.
We expect Apple’s next big firmware leap with iOS 16 in just a few months. But until then, the manufacturer supplies its iPhones and iPads with smaller updates. One of them is iOS 15.5, which is now available for download. But which innovations does Apple deliver with the new firmware and should we install the update?
With iOS 15.4, there were some new features for users. Among them, for example, an improvement of Face ID, with which the iPhone can now also be unlocked with a mask. There are significantly fewer new features in iOS 15.5, because Apple mainly delivers bug fixes and improves the system stability with the update.
Adjustments within the Podcast app and Smart Home
For music fans, iOS 15.5 brings smaller updates. In the podcast app, managing downloaded episodes is now easier. Until now, it was possible for subscribed podcasts to quickly take up a lot of memory. Now, however, the app limits the number of saved podcasts and automatically deletes old episodes if desired. The use of Homekit has also been optimized. Specifically, Apple has fixed a problem with iOS 15.5 that could lead to errors in smart home automations when people enter or leave the home.
Another minor innovation in iOS 15.5 concerns Apple Cash, which is not available in Germany, however. Here, Apple has simplified requesting and sending money via the Apple Cash card in the Wallet app.
iOS 15.5 closes various security gaps
Above all, the installation of iOS 15.5 is not worthwhile because of the – admittedly somewhat sparse – new features, but because of the smaller optimizations in the system as well as the included security patches. In total, the latest iPhone update includes almost 30 fixes for various security issues.
The update to iOS 15.5 is officially available for download as of today and should show up automatically on the iPhone. If not, users can also check for it in the settings under “General” and “Software update”. Before downloading and installing, we recommend backing up your data.