iOS 15.1 is available now for iPhone and iPod touch; here’s everything new

iOS 15.1 is now available to download for all compatible iPhone and iPod touch models.

iOS 15.1 Release Notes:

SharePlay
• SharePlay is a new way to share synchronized experiences in FaceTime with content from the Apple TV app, Apple Music, Fitness+, and other supported App Store apps
• Shared controls give everyone the ability to pause, play, rewind or fast forward
• Smart volume automatically lowers the audio of a movie, TV show or song when your friends speak
• Apple TV supports the option to watch the shared video on your big screen while you continue the FaceTime call on iPhone
• Screen sharing lets everyone on a FaceTime call look at photos, browse the web, or help each other out

Camera
• ProRes video capture using iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max
• Setting to turn off automatic camera switching when taking macro photos and videos on iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max

Apple Wallet
• COVID-19 vaccination card support allows you to add and present verifiable vaccination information from Apple Wallet

Translate
• Mandarin Chinese (Taiwan) support in the Translate app and for system-wide translation

Home
• New automation triggers based on the current reading of a HomeKit-enabled humidity, air quality, or light level sensor

Shortcuts
• New pre-built actions let you overlay text on images or gifs, plus a new collection of games lets you pass the time with Siri

This release also fixes the following issues:
• Photos app may incorrectly report storage is full when importing photos and videos
• Weather app may not show current temperature for My Location, and may display colors of animated backgrounds incorrectly
• Audio playing from an app may pause when locking the screen
• Wallet may unexpectedly quit when using VoiceOver with multiple passes
• Available Wi-Fi networks may not be detected
• Battery algorithms updated on iPhone 12 models to better estimate battery capacity over time

iOS 15.1 is compatible with all the same devices as iOS 14 and iOS 13, so if your device runs iOS 13, iOS 14, or any previous version of iOS 15, you can upgrade to iOS 15. 

You can find out what model iPhone or iPod touch you have by navigating to Settings > General > About and you’ll see your device model under “Model Name”.

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Devices compatible with iOS 15:

iPhone

  • iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13
  • iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12
  • iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s and 6s Plus
  • iPhone SE (2nd Generation)
  • iPhone SE (1st Generation)

iPod 

  • iPod touch (7th Generation) 

You can install iOS 15.1 by navigating to Settings > General > Software Update and clicking the “Download and Install” button or by connecting your iPhone or iPod touch to a computer and installing the update via iTunes or Finder (macOS Catalina and later). 

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