So far, Apple’s iOS 15 stable rollouts haven’t been really stable. The new OS was released a few days alongside the iPhone 13 series and it came carried with bugs that somehow passed through the beta testing program. The company has now released further updates to its smartphone and smartwatch platforms in the form of iOS 15.0.2 and watchOS 8.0.1. The new update is an incremental update to iron out the first iteration of iOS 15.
The iOS 15.0.2 update is available for all eligible devices over the air in the Settings application. If you can’t deal with iOS 15 bugs anymore, just go to Settings >> General >> Software update to access the new firmware.
According to Apple’s release notes, the update fixes an issue that could cause images to save to your Photo Library from Messages to disappear after the associated message or thread is deleted.
The new update also fixes the issue causing iPhone Leather Wallet with MagSafe to connect to Find My. Moreover, it addresses a bug causing AirTags to not appear in the Find My Items tab. There’s also a fix for a CarPlay bug that caused CarPlay to fail to open audio apps.
Additionally, there is a fix for an issue causing the device to restore or updates to fail. This bug appears mostly on iPhone 13 models when using Finder or iTunes. For a complete changelog of the update you can check below:
- Photos saved to your library from Messages could be deleted after removing the associated thread or message
- iPhone Leather Wallet with MagSafe may not connect to Find My
- AirTag might not appear in the Find My Items tab
- CarPlay may fail to open audio apps or disconnect during playback
- Device restore or update may fail when using Finder or iTunes for iPhone 13 models”
Furthermore, Apple is also rolling out iPadOS 15.0.2 for iPad models. The tablet update comes with fixes for the Messages bug and the AirTag Bug. There is also a fix for a bug causing the device to restore or update to fail. It happens on an iPad mini 6 when using Finder or iTunes.
When it comes to security, Apple states that the new 15.0.2 update address a specific vulnerability. This issue allowed an app to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges. According to the company, this issue could have been actively exploited.
The watchOS 8.0.1 includes bug fixes for the Apple Watch Series 3 models. This includes fixes for:
- Software update progress may not be displayed accurately for some Apple Watch Series 3 users
- Accessibility settings may not have been available for some Apple Watch Series 3 users
watchOS 8.0.1 is now available for download on supported devices.