iOS 15.6.1 and iPadOS 15.6.1 released – features and changes

Apple has released iOS 15.6.1 and iPadOS 15.6.1 for all compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models. The update is a minor one and contains security fixes. Apple recommends that all users install this update as some of the security exploits patches in this update were actively used in the wild.

iOS 15.6.1

iOS 15.6.1 and iPadOS 15.6.1

These software updates don’t feature a detailed changelog. Apple has simply mentioned the following in release notes:

This update provides important security updates and is recommended for all users.

Details of the security updates are not mentioned in the release notes, however, Apple posts them on its security updates page. Both of the security updates seem to have been actively used so it is recommended that users update right away.

Apple has previously released iOS 15.6 and iPadOS 15.6 with a number of bug fixes for Safari, Settings, and braille devices, as well as enhancements to the TV app. Apple has also been testing iOS 16 beta and iPadOS 16 beta with developers and public beta testers, which features a number of new changes like lock screen customization, Focus enhancements, iCloud Shared Photo Library, updates to Mail, Health, Fitness, Safari, Messages, Family Sharing, Live Text, Visual Lookup, and much more.

Compatible devices

The following devices are compatible with this software update:

  • iPhone 6s and later
  • iPad Pro (all models)
  • iPad Air 2 and later
  • iPad 5th generation and later
  • iPad mini 4 and later
  • iPod touch (7th generation)

Install iOS 15.6.1 and iPadOS 15.6.1

To upgrade your iPhone or iPad to iOS 15.6.1 or iPadOS 15.6.1, simply open Settings and go to General > Software Update. Wait for the update to show and tap on download and install. Before starting the download process, make sure that your device has at least 50% battery charge, and is connected to a stable Wi-Fi network.

Alternatively, you can also download iOS 15.6.1 and iPadOS 15.6.1 firmware files to manually update your device using iTunes (Windows) or Finder (Mac).

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