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WHAT’S NEW ON iOS 15.5

WHAT'S NEW ON iOS 15.5

After a few weeks of testing, Apple released iOS 15.5 and iPadOS 15.5 to the developers. The latest upgrades aren’t as feature-rich as previous releases and instead focus on under-the-hood adjustments, but there are a few small modifications that can be useful to us. Unlike iOS 15.4, iOS 15.5 contains little updates. It’s a tiny update designed to correct remaining iOS 15 issues and adjust certain components before the company goes on to iOS 16.

According to the sources for the new software, there are going to be three major improvements on the iPhone and one on the iPad. However, this is still a tiny upgrade. We’re not receiving new emoji, showy new features, or substantial bug patches for any problems you may be experiencing. Apple is expected to reveal iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 at next month’s WWDC event, which will almost certainly include significant improvements to your iPhone and iPad. Or, at the very least, more modifications than 15.5 offers.

iOS 15.5 Everything You Need To Know

THE RELEASE DATE OF iOS 15.5

Monday, May 16th , 2022.

HOW DO I GET iOS 15.5?

Go to Settings > General > Software Update > Download and Install to get iOS 15.5 now. The 15.5 update is around 630 MB in size.

iOS 15.5 UPDATE AVAILABLE ON WHICH DEVICES?

Updates to iOS 15.5 and iPadOS 15.5 are available for iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation).

APPLE RELEASING THE FOLLOWING UPDATES WITH iOS 15.5:

  • macOS Monterey 12.4 – macOS Monterey
  • Safari 15.5 for macOS Big Sur and macOS Catalina
  • tvOS 15.5 – Apple TV 4K, Apple TV 4K (2nd generation), and Apple TV HD
  • macOS Big Sur 11.6.6 – macOS Big Sur
  • watchOS 8.6 – Apple Watch Series 3 and later

SUMMARY OF THE WHOLE UPDATE:

  • Wallet now allows Apple Cash clients to send and receive money from their Apple Cash card.
  • Apple Podcasts now has a new feature that allows you to restrict the number of episodes kept on your iPhone and automatically remove outdated ones.
  • It fixes a problem in which home automations triggered by humans arriving or departing may cause failure.
  • It fixes an issue that may cause the iPhone SE (3rd generation) to shut down frequently and unexpectedly.

PODCAST

The Apple Podcasts app provides an excellent feature that allows users to restrict the number of episodes kept on their iPhone or iPad. It will also automatically remove previous episodes, keeping the program from taking up too much storage space on your iOS devices.

APPLE PAY CASH/ APPLE CARD

In the Wallet app, there are now two new buttons under the Apple Cash card. The Apple Pay Cash area of the Wallet app now has new “Request” and “Send” buttons, which makes it easier for us to manage cash directly from the Wallet. These allow you to request or send money instantaneously using the Apple Cash card. Apple Pay has also been renamed “Apple Cash” in the Messages app. Apple is now referring to the Apple Card as the “Titanium Card” in the Wallet App.

READER APPS WITH EXTERNAL LINKS

iOS 15.5 includes support for the “External Link Account Entitlement,” it allows reader applications to provide a link to an external website for account creation. An external link allows an app, such as Netflix, to provide a mechanism for users to sign up for an account outside of the App Store’s in-app purchase system. Reader apps are those that offer digital material such as magazines, newspapers, books, audio, music, or video as the primary feature of the app, such as Spotify, Netflix, Hulu, and others.

PHOTO MEMORIES – SENSITIVE LOCATIONS

Apple introduced “Sensitive Locations” to the Photos app in iOS 15.5, which means such locations are no longer visible in recollections. In the list concentration camps and Holocaust memorials are included. Apple may expand that list of locations in the future.

API FOR APPLE MUSIC PLAYBACK

iOS 15.5 reintroduces an Apple Music API, allowing third-party Apple Music players to modify song playing rates. The API has been reinstated in iOS 15.5.

SECURITY FIXES

According to Apple’s security support website, iOS 15.5 and iPadOS 15.5 offer more than 25 security fixes. Although none of the patches were used actively, it is still worth upgrading. WebKit, the kernel, Wi-Fi, AppleAVD, and other components have been updated.

MORE SUPPORT FOR SPORTSKIT

As Apple adds live baseball to its content collection, iOS 15.5 adds further functionality for SportsKit.

APPLE BALANCE AS ITUNES PASS.

Another change is the renaming of the iTunes Pass function in Wallet to Apple Balance. Apple Balance now has its own card in Apple Wallet, similar to how a credit card appears in your Wallet.

WEATHER

iOS 15.5 improves the visibility of the Report an Issue button at the bottom of the Weather app. This enables you to enhance weather services by describing the real conditions in your location if the ones given are inaccurate.

Have you updates to iOS 15.5 yet? If not, then do it now and do notice all the changes that we have mentioned about that this update has offered.

Until next time, with another topic. Till then, Toodles.

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