Apple has started rolling out the new iOS 15.5 update. This does not bring anything revolutionary, but some welcome improvements, including the possibility (more or less disguised) for developers to use external links in certain apps which could lead to payment outside the App Store. .
After weeks of waiting, iOS 15.5 is finally rolling out from Apple and it doesn’t bring any big apparent changes, but lots of useful and well-hidden fixes.
The contents of iOS 15.5
Apple announces an update on Apple Podcasts, as well as some improvements and fixes. But as often, the Cupertino company is rather stingy on the explanations around the security patches contained in the iOS 15.5 update. However, several of them turn out to be very interesting.
You can now manage Apple Podcasts storage space better. In order to prevent unlistened episodes from accumulating and occupying too much space on your device, it becomes possible to limit the number of episodes stored automatically and to delete the oldest ones.
The automation bug of departures and arrivals of people, by location of the iPhone, will be better taken into account with this new update. This will prevent automations that were disabled in certain situations from failing.
In the Home app and the HomePod settings, we discover an icon symbolizing the strength of the Wi-Fi signal. This solves the connection problems that some users may have experienced between their connected speaker and their iPhone. It will now be easier to know if the connection is good between the two devices.
In addition, you can now be notified of critical alert rates in your home. The connected connected objects (smoke detector inactive or on alert, critical noise, etc.) can then send you an audible notification to warn you, even in Do Not Disturb mode.
According to AppleInsider, among the “other fixes” offered by Apple, the Reader apps (books, newspapers, audio streaming, video streaming) can now support external links of all kinds. This would therefore mean that Netflix, Spotify and many others can direct users to payment outside the App Store.
This should allow apps to redirect users to other secure payment sites for their purchases of digital content only (books, newspapers, audio streaming, video streaming). As soon as this is effective, this will result in the appearance of a message from Apple alerting you that you are leaving its environment and that the company now declines all responsibility…
The Photos section will prevent the creation of Memories albums in places with sensitive places or events. According to initial findings, these would be photos related to the Holocaust (visits to concentration camps, for example), but Apple could expand the list over time. The PS5’s DualSense adaptive triggers are better reflected in games that support them.
The approach of the WWDC developer conference on June 6 probably explains this minimal update, without the great improvements hoped for. This will probably be for an iOS 15.6 version or simply iOS 15.5.1.
Which devices are affected by the update?
If you have not configured the download and installation of updates automatically, you must go to the Settings application on your iPhone or iPad, then in General > Software Update to check that it is available and launch it.
For iOS 15.5
For iPadOS 15.5
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro (5th generation)
- 11-inch iPad Pro (3rd generation)
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro (4th generation)
- 11-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation)
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro (3rd generation)
- 11-inch iPad Pro (1D generation)
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation)
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro (1D generation)
- 10.5-inch iPad Pro
- 9.7-inch iPad Pro
- iPad (8th generation)
- iPad (7th generation)
- iPad (6th generation)
- iPad (5th generation)
- iPad mini (6th generation)
- iPad mini (5th generation)
- iPad mini 4
- iPad Air (4th generation)
- iPad Air (3rd generation)
- iPad Air 2
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