iOS 15.5 is available on iPhone and iPad: what can you find there?

Apple has begun rolling out the new iOS 15.5 update. This does not lead to anything revolutionary, but some welcome improvements, including the ability (more or less hidden) for developers to use external links in certain apps, which can lead to payment outside the App Store. .

iPhone 13 Pro // Source: Unsplash Howard Bouchevereau

After weeks of waiting, iOS 15.5 is finally rolling out from Apple, and it does not bring any major apparent changes, but lots of useful and well-hidden fixes.

Content of iOS 15.5

Apple announces an update on Apple Podcasts as well as some improvements and fixes. But as is often the case, the Cupertino company is quite stingy with the explanations surrounding the security fixes in the iOS 15.5 update. Several of them, however, prove to be very interesting.

Source: Apple


You can now better manage Apple Podcast storage. To prevent unattended episodes from accumulating and taking up too much space on your device, it will be possible to limit the number of stored episodes automatically and to delete the oldest ones.

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You can download podcasts on your Apple Watch // Source: FANDROID – MDS


The automation error for departures and arrivals of people, after placement of 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 HomePod settings, we discover an icon that symbolizes the strength of the Wi-Fi signal. This resolves the connection issues that some users may have experienced between their connected speaker and their iPhone. It will now be easier to know if the connection between the two devices is good.

In addition, you can now be notified of critical alarm rates in your home. The connected objects (smoke detector inactive or in emergency mode, critical noise, etc.) can then send you an audible notification to alert you, even in Do Not Disturb mode.

external links

According to AppleInsider, among the “other fixes” offered by Apple, Reader apps (books, newspapers, audio streaming, video streaming) can now support external links of all kinds. It 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 only for their digital content purchases (books, newspapers, audio streaming, video streaming). As soon as this is effective, this will result in a message appearing from Apple warning you that you are leaving its environment and that the company is now relinquishing all responsibility …

And also…

The Photos section prevents the creation of reminder albums in places with sensitive locations or events. According to initial results, these would be images related to the Holocaust (for example, visits to concentration camps), but Apple could expand the list over time. PS5’s DualSense adaptive triggers are better reflected in games that support them.

The approach from the WWDC Developer Conference on June 6 probably explains this minimal update without the major improvements that were hoped for. This is likely to be for an iOS 15.6 version or just iOS 15.5.1.

Which devices are affected by the update?

If you have not configured download and installation of updates automatically, go to the Settings application on your iPhone or iPad, then in General> Software Update to check that it is available and start it.

For iOS 15.5

Apple iPad family
The iPad family in 2022 // Source: Apple

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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