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The first major update for iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, released by Apple in September, has been released. With iOS 15. 1 and iPadOS 15. 1, users are provided with new features and bug fixes for iPhone and iPad devices.

iOS 15.1 includes SharePlay, which allows users to call friends and family and interact together by watching movies and TV or listening to music. There’s also a built-in screen sharing feature. ProRes video capture and Auto Macro switching are also provided for the iPhone 13 Pro.

iOS 15. 1 What’s New

SharePlay

  • SharePlay; TV app is a new way to share experiences simultaneously on FaceTime with content from Music and other supported App Store apps
  • Shared controls allow anyone to pause, play, rewind or fast forward
  • Smart volume automatically mutes the movie, TV show or track when your friends are talking
  • Apple TV supports option to watch shared video on your big screen while on FaceTime call on iPhone
  • Screen sharing allows anyone on a FaceTime call to view photos, browse the web or help each other

Camera

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

Apple Wallet

  • COVID-19 vaccine card support lets you add and display verifiable vaccine information to Apple Wallet

Translation

  • Mandarin Chinese (Taiwan) support for translation in translation app and whole system

House

  • New automation starters based on current measurement value of humidity, air quality or light level sensor with HomeKit

Shortcuts

  • New, pre-rendered actions allow you to overlay text over images or GIFs

This version also fixes the following issues:

  • Photos app incorrectly reports storage full when importing photos and videos
  • The Weather app fails to display the current temperature for My Location and incorrectly displays the colors of the animated backgrounds
  • Pausing the sound playing in the app while the screen is locking
  • Wallet closing unexpectedly when using VoiceOver if there are multiple cards
  • Unable to detect available Wi-Fi networks
  • Updated battery algorithms for iPhone 12 models to better predict battery capacity over time

iPadOS 15. 1 What’s New

SharePlay

  • SharePlay; TV app is a new way to share experiences simultaneously on FaceTime with content from Music and other supported App Store apps
  • Shared controls allow anyone to pause, play, rewind or fast forward
  • Smart volume automatically mutes the movie, TV show or track when your friends are talking
  • Apple TV supports option to watch shared video on your big screen while holding FaceTime call on iPad
  • Screen sharing allows anyone on a FaceTime call to view photos, browse the web or help each other

Translation

  • Mandarin Chinese (Taiwan) support for translation in translation app and whole system

House

  • New automation starters based on current measurement value of humidity, air quality or light level sensor with HomeKit

Shortcuts

  • New, pre-rendered actions allow you to overlay text over images or GIFs

This version also fixes the following issues:

  • Photos app incorrectly reports storage full when importing photos and videos
  • The sound playing in the application pauses while the screen is locked
  • Unable to detect available Wi-Fi networks

To perform updates, simply go to Settings > General > Software Update from your iOS device.


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