Recent reports have made it clear that iOS 15 is one of the buggiest iPhone software releases from Apple in quite some time. Thankfully, the company is rolling out fixes at a relatively fast pace. On October 1st, iOS 15.0.1 addressed a bug affecting Unlock with Apple Watch. Now, with iOS 15.0.2, Apple is fixing even more problems that were introduced in iOS 15 last month.
All the bug fixes in iOS 15.0.2
The release notes reveal that iOS 15.0.2 is chock full of bug fixes. Apple has fixed the bug that was causing photos saved from Messages to vanish when the corresponding thread was deleted. Apple also fixed a bug causing the iPhone Leather Wallet with MagSafe to not connect to Find My, AirTag not appearing in the Find My Items tab, CarPlay disconnecting during music playback, and device restore or update failing when using Finder or iTunes with an iPhone 13 model.
Which iPhone models work with iOS 15?
If you’re wondering whether or not your device is compatible with iOS 15 or iPadOS 15, here’s a full list below with every compatible device. If your device is there, you’re good to go:
- 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 XR
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone SE (1st generation)
- iPhone SE (2nd generation)
- iPod touch (7th generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation)
- iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation)
- iPad Pro 11-inch (1st generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st generation)
- iPad Pro 10.5-inch
- iPad Pro 9.7-inch
- iPad (7th generation)
- iPad (6th generation)
- iPad (5th generation)
- iPad mini (5th generation)
- iPad mini 4
- iPad Air (3rd generation)
- iPad Air 2
One of the benefits to iOS 15 being a relatively incremental upgrade is the fact that every iPhone that was compatible with iOS 14 is also compatible with the new update. The same is true of iPadOS 14 and iPadOS 15. You can now squeeze at least one more year out of your device.
How to download and install iOS 15.0.2
Installing a new update on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch is an incredibly simple process. Navigate to Settings > General > Software Update and then tap “Download and Install” at the bottom of that page. If you prefer, you can also install the update through iTunes by connecting your iOS device to a computer. Whichever method you choose, just make sure to back up your device before installing an update so that you don’t risk losing any of your data during the procedure.
Everything new in iOS 15.0.1
Apple says that iOS 15.0.1 fixes whatever problem was causing Unlock with Apple Watch not to work. Additionally, iOS 15.0.1 addresses an issue with the Settings app incorrectly telling users that their storage is full and ensures that audio meditations don’t unexpectedly start workouts.
Best new features in iOS 15
FaceTime might acutally be the biggest winner in iOS 15. SharePlay debuts in iOS 15, bringing movies and shows to FaceTime calls. You can also share music, web pages, apps, and more with SharePlay on FaceTime. Apple has also brought Portrait mode to FaceTime, which blurs the background during the call and puts you in focus. Plus, at long last, grid view comes to FaceTime.
The main addition in Messages is “Shared with You” — a new section in apps such as Photos, Safari, Apple Music, and more that shows you which content others have shared with you. You can also send photo collections in Messages and more easily save photos from within a conversation.
Other notable additions include enhanced Memoji customization, Live Text in photos, a new look for Memories in Photos, the ability to share Health data with others, and refreshed notifications.