iOS 15.5 is now available: here are the new features of the iPhone

iOS 15.5 is now out and based on the improvements in this version, Apple seems to be ready to upgrade to iOS 16. The latest version, which is now widely available to the public after a beta testing phase, focuses on the under -The -Hood adjustments with some updates face the user. This is in stark contrast to previous iOS 15 versions, which included a slew of new features. For example, Apple’s latest major phone software update, iOS 15.4, includes the option to run Face ID while wearing a mask, as well as a new voice for Siri.

The new control is a bit tricky to find because it’s in the Settings app. Go to Settings and scroll down to Podcasts. After selecting Podcasts, tap on the Auto Download option. By default, the feature is disabled, but you can specify that it downloads anywhere from the latest episode to the last 10 episodes. You can also specify downloads per hour or just ask the Podcasts app to download all new episodes. Limiting the number of episodes you keep can immediately pay dividends. I set up Podcasts to only download the last three episodes and ended up deleting 56 episodes from my device.

Yet 15.5 iOS promises some significant changes. Here’s an overview of what the update offer. Listeners of podcasts that lack of storage space for their iPhone appreciate an update of the application integrated Apple’s Podcasts for iOS 15.5. You can now specify the number of episodes of each program you want to keep on your iPhone at any time. As part of the update, the old episode will be automatically removed from your phone. Before iOS 15.5, podcast episodes could accumulate on your device, eroding your storage on the device. This is especially painful if you have bought an iPhone before Apple increases the minimum storage to 128GB. You can now use a new parameter to ensure that only recent episodes remain on your device.

Apple Pay Cash is a great way to send money to friends and family (or receive money, which frankly, is even better). But its use in the Wallet app was so awkward, I often found at the head of messages when it was time to pay someone to dinner or tickets. In iOS 15.5, it is much easier to ask or send money with Apple paying cash from the Wallet app, as Apple has added buttons labeled Require and shipment. Touch and be prompted to select a sender / recipient; from there, you can enter an amount.

For iPadOS 15.5, Universal Control is now officially out of beta. This is the feature that allows you to use input devices on your iPad and your Mac. The code identified in the process of beta iOS 15.5 referred to Apple Classical, application streaming supposed oriented classical music. However, you will not find the application in iOS 15.5, which means that Apple could lay the foundations for a new addition to iOS 16.

The other changes reported in iOS 15.5 are pretty minor or just tidy things up. The most important of them not even for users, but the creators of applications that want to offer subscriptions outside the App Store. iOS 15.5 adds a way for these application developers to add links to external websites where users can create or manage subscriptions. This feature is aimed at magazines, newspapers, books, audio, music and video services, and appears to be a way to keep any regulatory pressure on Apple and its closed ecosystem.

iOS 15.5 comes three weeks before the Apple WWDC 2022 event in June. At this event, we expect to see a preview of iOS 16, while Apple redirecting its development efforts towards the next major update of its iPhone software. That’s not to say that Apple won’t update iOS 15 in the future, but future updates will likely focus more on bug fixes and security patches. Assuming you’re not part of the iOS public beta and already updating the software on your phone, downloading iOS 15.5 is simply a matter of going to Settings, tapping General, and clicking selecting update software. The new version should you wait there for you are downloading.

Philip Michaels is editor at Tom’s Hardware. It covers personal technology since 1999 and was in the building when Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone for the first time. It evaluates smartphones since the launch of the first iPhone in 2007, and follows the network operators and smartphone plans since 2015. He has strong opinions about Apple, the Oakland Athletics, old movies and good butchery techniques . Follow him on @PhilipMichaels.

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