Apple has released iOS 15.5 as the latest software version for iPhone users – just weeks before WWDC 2022 kicks off, where iOS 16 is expected to debut. The iOS 15.5 update brings new experiences to Apple Wallet and Podcasts. It also includes a list of security solutions and could help the Cupertino company tackle the regulatory burden on in-app purchases. In addition to iOS 15.5, Apple has released iPadOS 15.5 for eligible users. The tech giant has also released macOS Monterey 12.4, which fixes the poor webcam quality of the Studio Display monitor.

What’s New in iOS 15.5

The official changelog shows that iOS 15.5 brings an updated Apple Wallet app that allows Apple Cash card users to send and request money quickly. The update also brings Apple Podcasts with a new setting that helps limit episodes stored on your iPhone and automatically delete older ones. Furthermore, the new iOS release fixes the problem that caused home automation to be activated by people arriving or leaving to fail. The latest iOS update also fixes an issue that caused the iPhone SE (2022) to shut down unexpectedly in some cases.

Besides these minor changes, the iOS 15.5 release includes several security fixes that you can read in detail on Apple’s support page.

The iOS update also extends Apple’s Communication Safety in Messages, originally launched in the US to prevent children from viewing or sharing photos of nudity. It has expanded to Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the UK. Apple has mentioned the addition in the iOS 15.5 release notes available to its users in these supported countries, as reported by The Apple Post.

Communications Safety allows parents and guardians to restrict their children’s access to nude content that may appear in the Messages app.

Suppose Messages detects that a child is receiving or attempting to send this photo. In that case, Messages will blur the image before viewing it on your child’s device and provide guidance and age-appropriate resources to help them make a safe choice. Including contacting someone they trust if they want to,” Apple said, explaining the feature on a support page.

The feature can be enabled through the Screen Time settings.

iOS 15.5

In addition to Communications Security, iOS 15.5 was seen in beta with credentials to enable support for apps with “outside purchases”. This ultimately allows developers to redirect users to purchase a subscription using third-party purchasing systems.

Apple has faced regulatory pressure to allow third-party app procurement systems to reduce its dominance and allow developers to subscribe and enable in-app purchases without a 30 percent commission. Company to pay.

While much of it is still in progress and has yet to be made available to users and developers alike, the latest iOS release seems to have some foundation to enable the new purchase mechanism.

What’s New in iPadOS 15.5

Like iOS 15.5, iPadOS 15.5 includes the new Apple Podcasts app that consists of the setting to limit episodes stored on your iPad and delete existing episodes automatically. There are also security solutions that patch some of the known vulnerabilities.

What’s New in macOS Monterey 12.4

Apple has introduced support for Studio Display Firmware Update 15.5 through macOS Monterey 12.4. The firmware update is touted to fine-tune camera tuning on the Studio Display monitor through improved noise reduction, contrast, and framing.

The macOS Monterey 12.4 release also includes the Apple Podcasts app with the setting to restrict episodes stored on your Mac and delete older ones automatically. There are also security solutions that Apple has described on a special support page.

Notably, Apple released its new software versions a few weeks before WWDC 2022, where iOS 16 and other latest operating systems are expected to be shown. This year’s annual developer conference will take place on June 6.

How to Download iOS 15.5, iPadOS 15.5

You can download iOS 15.5 or iPadOS 15.5 to your device by going to Settings > General > Software Update. The updates are available for all devices running a recent iOS 15 or iPadOS 15 release.

How to download macOS Monterey 12.4

The macOS Monterey 12.4 update is available for all eligible MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac mini, and Mac Pro. You can manually check for the update by going to System Preferences > Software Update after clicking the Apple menu icon in the top left corner of your computer screen. You can also get the update by going to the About This Mac setting in the Apple menu.


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