iOS 15 is the fifteenth major release of the iOS mobile operating system developed by Apple for its iPhone and iPod Touch lines of products. Apple in June 2021 introduced the version of its iOS operating system, iOS 15, which was released on September 20, 2021.
In this guide, we are presenting you the relevant things to know about the Apple iOS 15 and its supported devices.
Features Of iOS 15
In iOS 15, notifications have undergone a revamp that includes contact photographs for people and larger app icons. A notification summary groups alerts together for distribution at the right time and arranges them according to priority to lessen distraction.
A new feature called Focus lets users limit notifications and apps based on what they want to concentrate on at any given time. A user’s status in Messages will be visible to other users when their Focus is preventing incoming alerts. Using on-device intelligence, iOS will recommend a Focus for certain situations, such as work hours or calming down for bed, but users can also design a personalized Focus. When a Focus is established on one Apple device, all other Apple devices are immediately affected.
Safari now has an entirely new look. With controls that are now easier to access with one hand, a webpage’s content is given greater attention. Users can simply slide between tabs thanks to the new, slim tab bar that hovers at the bottom of the screen. Users can keep tabs and quickly access them across devices and at any time by using tab groups. Additionally, there are web extensions for the first time and a start page that is customisable.
The Maps app now provides a new 3D representation of cities with greatly improved details that displays buildings, crosswalks for pedestrians, bike lanes, and more. With upgraded Transit features like pinned favorite lines, notifications to disembark, and augmented reality walking directions, there is a new city driving experience.
FaceTime calls now feature voice isolation and spatial audio, which makes it appear as though the person is speaking to you from where they are on the screen. FaceTime features a new grid layout to view multiple faces simultaneously and also supports Portrait mode. During a FaceTime session, users can exchange media in sync using the new SharePlay function. In addition, users may create shareable links to scheduled FaceTime calls, which can be accessed on Windows and Android phones as well.
iOS 15 Compatible Devices
You can upgrade to iOS 15 if you have an iPhone or iPod touch that supports iOS 14. The list of iOS 14 supported devices published by Apple matches the iOS 15 list precisely.
Here is a list of iOS 15-supported iPhone and iPod models.
- iPhone 12
- iPhone 12 mini
- iPhone 12 Pro
- iPhone 12 Pro Max
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone X
- iPhone XR
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone SE (1st and 2nd generations)
- iPod touch (7th generation)
The iPhone 13 comes with iOS 15 installed.
iPadOS 15 Compatible Devices
Similar to iPhone, if your iPad supports iPadOS 14, then it’s compatible with iPadOS 15.
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st through 5th generations)
- iPad Pro 11-inch (1st through 3rd generations)
- iPad Pro 10.5-inch
- iPad Pro 9.7-inch
- iPad Air (3rd and 4th generations)
- iPad Air 2
- iPad mini (5th generation)
- iPad mini 4
- iPad (5th through 8th generations)