What’s New in iOS 15.1: Some New Features and How to Upgrade – Apple has just released iOS 15.1 and iPadOS 15.1, updates for iPhone and iPad users worldwide. Present as a significant update, this latest version of Apple’s OS introduces some new features that did not appear in iOS 15.
In addition, the company also claims that the update brings increased camera capabilities for iPhone 13 Pro users. Through this iOS 15.1 update, Apple fixes various bugs found on iPhone devices and brings many new features.
Here’s a feature update on iOS 15.1
The SharePlay feature allows users to listen to or watch various content through various third-party applications, such as Apple TV+, Apple Music, Apple Fitness, Disney+, Hulu, HBO Max, TikTok, Twitch, and so on directly from FaceTime.
It is also possible for all participants participating in a FaceTime call to pause, play, rewind, or speed up the currently playing video.
2. ProRes video recording feature
In addition, the iOS 15.1 update also brings support for the ProRes feature for iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. This feature allows users to record videos in high quality. Apple also added an option to disable automatic camera switching to macro mode specifically for iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max users.
That way, the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max cameras will automatically switch to macro mode when the user approaches the object they want to capture, without manually switching to macro mode.
3. Apple Wallet can store Covid-19 vaccine cards
The iOS 15.1 update also brings a new feature that allows users to store Covid-19 vaccination cards in the Apple Wallet app. Through this feature, users can show their vaccination card directly via their iPhone or Apple Watch. Similar to how this feature works in Google’s Android version.
If you’re a HomePod user, iOS 15.1 adds Lossless Audio and Dolby Atmos with Spatial Audio support to the HomePod and HomePod Mini.
5. Chinese Dictionary
Now, iOS 15.1 users can use the bilingual dictionary in Chinese (Taiwan). In addition, users can take advantage of the offered Chinese translation feature.
The Home app in iOS 15.1 is now more interactive by displaying up-to-date information such as HomeKit-enabled sensors for humidity, air quality, or light brightness.
Users can now insert text on images or GIFs. In addition, there is also a collection of new games that can be played via the Siri digital voice assistant.
How to Upgrade iOS 15.1
The update can now be downloaded over-the-air (OTA). Usually, the presence of this update is marked by the appearance of a special notification on the device.
However, if you don’t get the iOS 15.1 and iPadOS 15.1 update notification, iPhone and iPad users can update the system manually, available from Settings > General > Software Update on compatible devices.
Bug Fixes in iOS 15.1
Some of the bugs that were fixed include the following.
- Fixed a storage space issue in the Photos app when importing photos and videos.
- Fixed the Weather app failing to display temperature updates and background noise.
- Resolved an issue where the user detected an available WiFi network.
- Fixed an issue where the audio playback from the app stopped when the user locked the smartphone screen.
- Fixed the Apple Wallet app crashing when users entered passwords aloud.
- Updated the battery algorithm on the iPhone 12 line to estimate battery capacity.
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