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iOS 15 release date: Fall 2021 The new OS was first available for developers to test and became available to download as a public beta on June 30. Apple CEO Tim Cook said the final version of iOS 15 will launch in the fall. It's likely that this will happen in September, alongside the launch of the iPhone 13. CNETiOS 15: Public beta, release date, new features and more about Apple's new OS
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16 July, 2021 - 02:02pm
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If you have an older iPhone, it’s worth noting that you may not be able to enjoy every iOS 15 feature. While Apple does an admirable job of ensuring new iOS releases work on older devices, not every iPhone can support some of iOS 15’s more advanced features.
iOS 15 will run on the iPhone 6S and any device released subsequently. Note that this includes the first generation of the iPhone SE.
The simple reality is that older iPhone hardware can’t take advantage of every new iOS 15 feature. Specifically, some iOS 15 features, at a minimum, require an A12 Bionic processor. Apple’s A12 processor made its debut on the iPhone XS and XR models in 2018.
One feature that won’t work on iPhone models released before 2018 is Portrait mode when video chatting via Facetime.
Apple Maps with iOS 15 is getting a few nice enhancements. Some new features, like immersive AR for walking directions, will require a more recent device.
Live Text is one of the cooler iOS 15 features Apple introduced last month. The feature, in a nutshell, allows users to extract text from photos. It’s basically built-in OCR right on your device without having to rely on third-party software. Even cooler is that Live Text can understand seven different languages and can translate text in real-time.
Spatial Audio is a great new feature that will require the use of an iPhone 7.
With iOS 15, users can use their iPhone to unlock their home, garage, and workplace. Taking advantage of this feature, however, requires an iPhone XS or later.
Push notifications for rain – iOS 15 includes support for push notifications for when it’s about to rain, snow, or hail.
Security updates without updating – Finally, users can update important security updates without having to update their entire mobile OS.
No limit for on-device dictation – Users in iOS 15 can now dictate messages that exceed 60 seconds.
Pull to refresh functionality for mobile Safari – Mobile Safari has a brand new look that not everyone loves. Functionality-wise, however, we can all agree that the ability to “pull to refresh” a page is long overdue.
Locate an erased iPhone – Apple writes: “The Find My network and Activation Lock can locate your device even after it has been erased. To help ensure that nobody is tricked into purchasing your device, the Hello screen will clearly show that your device is locked, locatable, and still yours.”
Other iOS 15 features to look forward to include SharePlay and Focus.
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16 July, 2021 - 02:02pm
Using the new FaceTime feature on iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey
Right now, the number of SharePlay-compatible apps is a pretty small list: the Apple TV app for movies and TV shows, the Apple Music app for music, and Apple’s Podcasts app for podcasts. The company is promising some bigger third-party partners when iOS 15 launches this fall, including HBO Max, Disney Plus, Paramount Plus, TikTok, and Twitch. Some big names seem to be skipping out for now, though: most notably, Netflix and YouTube.
For now, if you want to try it, here’s how.
Using SharePlay on macOS Monterey works similarly to iOS and iPadOS: you’ll need to start a FaceTime call, launch a compatible app, and play some content that everyone on the call can access.
When you’re in a SharePlay session, you’ll be able to access controls for the call through a menu bar icon (instead of the pop-over menu that appears on iOS and iPadOS).
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16 July, 2021 - 12:41pm
If you are enrolled in Apple’s Beta Software Program, then there is good news for you. Apple has just released iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 public beta 3 and it features the exact same changes which were introduced with beta 3 for developers. This includes the much-needed facelift to Safari which makes it far more normal to use.
But the more important thing is how you download the new update. Simple, just like any other over the air iOS or iPadOS update.
Follow the steps below and you will be up and running in no time.
The update will take a while to download and install, that’s how betas are. Once installed, you’ll be pleased to find out that this beta is extremely stable to use compared to the first public beta.
It is highly recommended that you go ahead and download this public beta update instantly. Especially if you are using the beta on a daily driver device.
Want to download and install iOS 15 or iPadOS 15 public beta right now? Check out our tutorial below:
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16 July, 2021 - 11:30am
iOS 15 is now available as part of a public beta, and that basically means that the operating system is still being tested and tweaked before a wide release. But, you can download it and install it on your iPhone if you wish. That doesn’t mean you should though. In fact, we’ve installed it on our devices so that you don’t have to.
Excited for iOS 15? If so, here’s everything you need to know about the next-gen iPhone operating system.
iOS 15 is set to get a ton of major improvements, and we’ve listed them here. That said, it’s important to note that many of the updates aren’t technically updates to iOS, but more to services like Maps, FaceTime, and so on. That means that the new features will be available on iPhones with iOS 15, but they’ll also be available on Mac computers running macOS Monterey and iPads running iPadOS 15.
The iPhone is finally getting user profiles. These profiles, called Focuses allow you to choose which notifications are let through based on your activity. For example, you could have a Sleep Focus that only lets through a call from close family members. Alternatively, you could have a Work Focus that only lets through work emails and messages from your colleagues. And so on. Users can also create custom Focuses.
Your iPhone will intelligently suggest new Focuses, and Focuses will sync across all of your Apple devices — which means that they’ll apply to your Mac just as much as your iPhone. Developers can hook into Focuses too — so third-party apps will work with them as well.
Notifications seem to get revamped every time a new version of iOS or Android is released, and this year is no exception. For iOS 15, notifications have gotten a design refresh, with more rounded corners and things like contact photos for people that have messaged you.
Notifications can be never-ending, however, Apple is attempting to fix that in iOS 15. In the update, you’ll get a personalized notification summary, and that can include a summary of less-important notifications at a time of the day that the user specifies. Not only that, but users can now easily mute notifications from an app or messaging thread for a selected period of time.
Search on iOS 15 is getting better too. On iOS 15, Spotlight can leverage information from your photos, including text from within photos. Users can also search photos from the web, and get rich search results for information about things like TV shows, actors, and so on. You’ll even get rich information about contacts, which includes location information if they have shared it, and recent conversations.
FaceTime is also getting some pretty serious improvements. In fact, so much so, that it could negate the need for other video chat services, like Zoom. That’s because Apple is introducing FaceTime Links, which allows you to send links to FaceTime chats to friends and family, so you can schedule conversations to happen. It’s not limited to Apple users either — FaceTime Links can be sent to non-Apple users, and they’ll be able to join FaceTime conversations through the web. Yep, that means users could join a FaceTime chat on an Android device.
FaceTime is also getting Portrait Mode. That means that you can get the same background-blur effect on your FaceTime calls that you get in Portrait Mode video calls.
Last but not least is SharePlay. SharePlay makes FaceTime calls a little more social. Through SharePlay, you can sync video and audio with other participants on your video calls, meaning that it’s easier to, for example, virtually watch movies with your friends and family. Playback controls are given to all participants, and users can AirPlay content to their TV, if they want to. Many third-party apps have adopted the tech too, including apps like Disney+.
Apple Maps has been getting a lot better over the past few years, and with updates to iOS 15 and macOS Monterey, Apple is making it even better. Notably, the service is getting an enhanced 3D view, which continues with driving, walking, and biking directions. When driving, you’ll get things like details about lanes, pedestrian crosswalks, and bike lanes. It’s pretty cool.
Apple is also taking a page out of Google’s book, with new augmented reality directions for walking. Transit commuters will also get better information about nearby stations, and there are redesigned cards for businesses and other locations.
Even Apple Wallet is getting some upgrades. Notably, the Apple Wallet app will support more key cards, including key cards for your HomeKit lock, hotel doors, and more. Apple Wallet will also get more remote car functionality, allowing users to honk the horn, open the trunk, and more, on compatible cars.
The other major addition to Apple Wallet is the ability to add driver’s licenses and state IDs, in supporting states. This will roll out in late 2021, and only in certain states. It should roll out to other states over time.
Safari is getting some major overhauls. Those overhauls start with the Mac, but some of them are also available on iOS and iPadOS devices. Safari on the iPhone, for example, will get a new search bar/URL bar that resides at the bottom of the display instead of the top — making it easier to access with one hand. Safari also has new support for voice search, and the ability to swipe down to refresh the page.
iOS 15 will support Safari’s new privacy protections as well. That means users will get access to Intelligent Tracking Prevention, which prevents trackers from using your IP address to track you. And, users with a compatible iCloud plan will get access to Private Relay, which is essentially a VPN.
Apple Health is getting a few new features that make it more useful for those in families with elderly people and/or children. After the update, those people in your life will be able to share their health data with you, including things like lab test results. And, Apple Health will show the new walking steadiness metric, which is tracked by your Apple Watch.
Even Siri is getting some improvements. Apple is bringing on-device processing to Siri, which will help make it faster and more helpful when you don’t have an internet connection. And, Siri will be able to announce notifications other than messages, including Reminders.
Currently, iOS 15 is in a public beta. That basically means that the operating system is still being tested and refined, so that it will be ready for a wide, public release later in the year, likely alongside the next iPhone. That also means that there are bugs. That’s completely normal — the beta process should allow Apple to iron out those bugs over the next few months.
The term “public beta” means that the operating system is available for anyone to download, but considering the fact that there are bugs, not anyone should. Only tech-savvy users should download the public beta, and really only on a secondary device. We don’t recommend downloading iOS 15 on your main iPhone, as the bugs could render it unusable for basic tasks.
Apple has long offered software updates on old phones, and this year is no different. Here’s the full list of devices that support iOS 15.
We don’t yet have a specific release date for iOS 15, but based on previous years, it will likely be released around September or October. After all, iOS 14 was released on September 16, 2020, and iOS 15 should come out around the same time.
Of course, before that, we’ll get a number of beta releases, each one offering a more refined look at iOS 15 than the previous version. As we get closer to the public release date, iOS 15 will look and act more and more like a consumer-ready operating system because of the fact that it will have fewer and fewer bugs.
Don’t mind the fact that the iOS 15 beta will come with bugs, or have a second iPhone that you can use to check out the iOS 15 beta? If so, maybe installing the beta is a good idea for you.
Before we run down how to install the beta, we have to reiterate that only tech-savvy users with a secondary iPhone should install the public beta. In fact, doing so could cause bugs that would render your phone useless. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Back up your phone, either through iCloud or by plugging it into your computer. If your phone does end up getting bricked, you’ll want a backup.
Then, head to the Apple Beta Software Program website.
Tap the “Sign In” button under the list of beta programs.
After that, log in to your Apple ID.
Under the “Get Started” section, tap “enroll your device.”
Follow the instructions to archive your data and files.
Scroll down, then tap the “Download profile” button. Tap “Allow” when prompted.
Head to the Settings app, then tap “Profile Downloaded.”
Tap the “Install” button on the top right of the screen. Enter your PIN code. Once again, hit the “Install” button on the top right, and again when prompted.
Press “Restart.” The profile will then be installed when your phone restarts.
Open the Settings app, then head to General > Software Update. Then, your phone will find an update to iOS 15.
Your device will then download the update. Once it has been downloaded, tap “Install Now.”
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Focus is designed to help keep you on task by cutting out notifications you don't want while you're busy, and there's a new notifications summary feature that prevents you from being inundated with unimportant notifications throughout the day.
Safari has a redesigned look with a compact tab bar that's located at the bottom of the screen, plus Tab Groups let users save open tabs for later. Maps has a new zoomed out globe view and a new 3D view in select cities, plus there's more road detail and an AR-based walking direction feature.
The Wallet app will support IDs and more kinds of keys in iOS 15, and Photos gains updates to Memories and a new Live Text feature that uses on-device intelligence to recognize the text in an image, making it searchable and copyable. Spotlight is better than ever, and processing for Siri requests is now done directly on device.
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There are a ton of other new features available in iOS and iPadOS 15, with full details available in our roundup. The latest developer beta introduced Safari refinements, updates to the Focus interface, and more, all of which should be in the second public beta.
Apple has also seeded new public betas of tvOS 15 and watchOS 8 to its public beta testing group. tvOS 15 can be downloaded by opening up the Settings app on the Apple TV, navigating to the Software Updates section under "System," and then toggling on "Get public Beta Updates" after signing up to beta test on Apple's public beta website.
watchOS 8 can be downloaded can be downloaded after upgrading your iPhone to the public beta version of iOS 15. After installing iOS 15, the proper watchOS 8 profile from Apple's beta software website must also be installed. The software can be accessed by going to General > Software Update in the Apple Watch app on iPhone. To update, Apple Watch needs to have 50 percent battery life, it must be placed on the charger, and it must be in range of the iPhone.
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The European consumer association Euroconsumers is expanding its action against Apple: With iOS 14.5 and 14.6, the manufacturer once again “damaged” iPhones, including newer model series up to the iPhone 12, as the organization points out. The updates would have slowed down the devices “dramatically” and could lead to a reduction in battery life. These “obsolescence practices” are inadmissible, Apple must compensate affected customers.
Every owner of an iPhone 8, XS, 11 or 12 should be compensated in the case of such problems with an amount of up to 120 euros, demanded Euroconsumers. They are ready for a dialogue with Apple to find the best way to get compensation – but will go to court if the company does not want to pay. It should not be the case that end customers “have to continue to pay for Apple’s mistakes”, according to the consumer organization.
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Unfortunately, not every device can use Live Text — and that includes devices that would otherwise be able to use iOS 15. Unfortunately, use of the feature is limited to those iPhones with the Apple A12 Bionic processor or newer. That includes the following devices:
If you try to use Live Text on an iOS 15 device that’s not on this list — sorry! It simply won’t work at this time.
You have a few options when it comes to using Live Text in iOS 15, as it’s pretty flexible. Here are the main ways you can quickly and easily use Live Text.
Live Text should automatically recognize text while you’re using your camera, so just point your phone’s lenses at the text you want to sample.
Step 1: Open your camera and point it at your chosen text.
Step 2: The Live Text indicator will appear in the bottom-right, letting you know the camera has recognized text. Tap it.
Step 3: Tap and select text in the same way you normally would. If Live Text recognizes a link, phone number, or email address, then you’ll also be able to interact directly with the text by calling, emailing, or opening a link in your default browser.
We often use quick snaps to save information for later, and if you’re like us, you can use Live Text to grab the info you need straight from your Photos app.
Step 1: Open your Photos app and select an image.
Step 2: The Live Text indicator will appear at the bottom-right corner. Tap it.
Step 3: Now just interact with the text the way you would with any other text. Like the previous mode, if it’s a phone number, email, or link, you can open it directly from the tool.
This is probably the most useful feature Live Text offers, and it’s the one you might not have expected. You can open Live Text from any text field and use it to import chosen text directly to that field, cutting out a number of steps.
Step 1: Start by long-pressing your text field of choice. Select Text from Camera.
Step 2: The camera will pop up. Point it at your text of choice.
Step 3: Select the text required and tap Insert.
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