Apple has released the latest version of its mobile software for iPhone and iPad – iOS 15.5 and iPadOS 15.5. A small update over iOS 15, iOS 15.5 doesn’t have many features on the customer side, but does include some changes to Apple’s control over in-app purchases.
Other new features include new buttons in the Wallet app, new settings in Apple Podcasts, and several bug fixes. Here’s everything you need to know about iOS 15.5.
iOS 15.5: Which devices are eligible?
iOS 15.5 is available for all iPhone models released after iPhone 6S and 7th gen iPod touch. Additionally, iPadOS 15.5 is also available for all iPad Pro, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad Gen 5 and later, and iPad models. mini 4 and later.
iOS 15.5: What’s New?
With iOS 15.5, users get new Apple Cash buttons in the wallet app. These buttons – Request and Send, will allow users to quickly send and request money through the Apple Cash card.
The update also brings a new addition to the Weather app. Users can now see a more prominent ‘Report an issue’ button at the bottom of the Weather app. This button will allow users who view incorrect data on the app to easily attract attention.
A report by Developer XDA also mentions that the update refers to Apple Classical, a rumored music streaming app that the company is working on right now. This suggests we could see the app launch soon.
Apple Podcasts also now includes a new setting that will limit the number of episodes stored on your device, automatically deleting older episodes as new episodes are added. The changelog also covers how to fix home automation issues caused by people coming in or leaving.
The update also includes more than 25 hidden security fixes. These include vulnerabilities that allow remote attackers to cause denial of service, malicious applications to execute arbitrary code with system privileges, elevate privileges, and reveal restricted memory, among others. number of others.
Users with an eligible iPhone or iPad will receive a notification about the availability of the new update, if they haven’t already. They can then follow the on-screen instructions to update their device.
macOS 12.4 Released With Stable Universal Control
Apple also announced macOS 12.4, which revealed that Universal Control, Apple’s latest feature that allows input devices like mice to control multiple contiguous devices, is no longer in beta. The update is understood to lack any major changes as Apple is expected to reveal the first beta for macOS 13 and also iOS 16 during the upcoming WWDC developer conference on June 6.