Apple released the iOS 15.1 OTA update to eligible iPhones on Monday, October 25th. iOS 15.1 brought SharePlay, ProRes support for the new iPhone 13 Pro series, and COVID-19 vaccination cards in Apple Wallet, among other improvements. Check out our full changelog and feature updates below.
iOS 15.1 adds support for SharePlay, which allows users to share their FaceTime experience with family and friends using content from the Apple TV app, Apple Music, Apple Fitness+, and certain of the App Store’s compatible apps. SharePlay allows everyone to control the power to pause, play, rewind, and fast forward as well as the coolest way to adjust the level of TV shows or music when someone talks to you.
SharePlay also allows users to share Apple TV content on a larger screen while on FaceTime calls, allowing them to continue FaceTime calls while watching shows or movies without interruption. And Apple added another feature for users: on FaceTime calls, everyone may share their screen to show them what you’re looking at, such as seeing photos from a photo app, browsing the web, or even watching shows or movies together.
SharePlay is supported by built-in apps such as Apple TV, Apple Music, Apple Fitness+, and many more. Apple also allows third-party developers to incorporate the SharePlay feature into their apps, games, or even services.
The new feature is also available in the Camera app for the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, thanks to the iOS 15.1 update. This update includes support for Apple ProRes in the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max, as well as the ability to enable/disable ProRes in the Camera app in Settings.
ProRes is a professional video recording format used by creators of TV shows, commercials, and films, and it provides improved color accuracy and less compression. Owners of the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max with ProRes support may capture, edit, and share professional-quality videos from their devices.
Users can now add COVID-19 vaccination cards to the Wallet app, allowing them to access their vaccination cards at any time and from any location. When taking macro images and movies on the iPhone 13 Pro or iPhone 13 Pro Max, Apple has also included the option to disable automatic camera switching.
Mandarine Chinese (Taiwan) is now supported in the Apple Translate app as well as system-wide translation. New automation triggers based on a HomeKit sensor’s current reading enable humidity, air quality, or light level sensors. In terms of Shortcuts, the new pre-built actions allow users to overlay text on photographs, gifs, and a new collection of games that you can play with Siri.
Still not updated your iPhone with the latest iOS version? Well it is the best time to update now, go to the Settings > General > Software Update, and check for any iOS update available or enable Automatic Updates for the best iOS update experience when you are not working on your iPhone, I mean Apple will try to install updates overnight after its been downloaded. If the iOS update came with a small size update you can update your iPhone over the cellular networks or if the iOS update got bigger then Apple will recommend you to connect your iPhone to the Wi-Fi network.