Apple has released a new software update on its iPhones and it’s left users baffled.
The new iOS 15.1 operating system includes built-in options for listening to music with others with playlist sharing and watching TV and movies with syncing.
For iPhone 12 models, there are updated battery algorithms that will offer better estimates of battery capacity over time. and for iPhone 13Pro users, this update beings a professional video recording format and the option to turn off auto macro for close up camera shots.
The update includes several bug fixes for issues with photos storage, the Weather app, the Wallet app, Wi-Fi, and more. It makes screen notifications stand out with new icons.
But the biggest change is the url bar. Safari has now placed it url bar at the bottom, instead of the top, of the screen for the first time and people are outraged.
Nicolette Ray wrote on Twitter: “Just realized the new iPhone update made safari place its url bar on the BOTTOM of the screen. What monster…????”
“Omg I HATE the address bar at the bottom on the new iPhone update Apple whyyyy” wrote Pratiti.
“The new iphone update changed what notifications look like and moved the safari search bar to the bottom i feel like someone came to my house and rearranged my kitchen,” wrote another user.
There have been some reports of people struggling to connect their iPhones with their bluetooth devices such as Airpods following the new update.
Sammy J Dow wrote: “My phone was working just fine yesterday. I update to iOS 15 and now my AirPods won’t connect to my iPhone. @Apple better get it together ASAP or we gone have a real problem!”
The updates only apply to iPhone 6S (2015) or newer. But you should also know that features like Portrait mode on FaceTime, Live Text, augmented reality directions in Maps, and spatial audio, among others, will only work on iPhones powered by an A12 Bionic Chip or newer. That means you’ll need an iPhone XS or newer to make the most out of the update.
iPhone update new features
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.
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.
Mandarin Chinese (Taiwan) support in the Translate app and for system-wide translation.
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.
- 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
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