Apple has released a new iOS 15.0.1 update for iPhone.
iOS 15.0.1 can be installed now if you have a compatible iPhone. iOS 15.0.1 is compatible with all phones running iOS 15: iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE 2, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max.
Unlike the previous version of iOS 15, iOS 15.0.1 is a small one-time upgrade with a short list of changes. It aims to improve the performance of iOS 15.
With that in mind, we want to walk you through everything there is to know about Apple’s all-new iOS 15.0.1 update for iPhone.
In this walkthrough, we’ll walk you through all iOS 15.0.1 changes, software performance, iOS 15.0.1 issues, iOS 15.0.1 jailbreak status, and more.
We’ll start with some thoughts on the early performance of iOS 15.0.1.
IOS 15.0.1 review
If your iPhone is currently running iOS 15.0, you will see the smallest download.
For iOS 15.0 users, downloading iOS 15.0.1 will require a few hundred megabytes of space. iOS 15.0.1 is a 549MB download for iPhone 12 Pro users upgrading from the previous version of iOS 15.
The exact iOS 15.0.1 download size depends on your iPhone model and what version of iOS it is currently running. So if your iPhone is running an older version of iOS, you will see a bigger download because your iOS 15.0.1 update includes changes from iOS updates that you skipped.
If you are upgrading from iOS 15.0.1, the installation process should take less than 15 minutes. It took about seven minutes to install it on an iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone X, both previously running iOS 15.0.
For more information on downloading and installing iOS 15.0.1, see our guide.
We’ve been using iOS 15.0.1 on a few iPhone models for a very short time, and here’s what we’ve found about the software’s performance so far:
- The battery life is currently stable.
- Wi-Fi connectivity is fast and reliable.
- Bluetooth is functioning normally.
- Both GPS and cellular data are stable.
- Third-party apps like Netflix, Dark Sky, Twitter, Slack, Asana, Gmail, Chrome, and Spotify are working well at the moment.
- Proprietary apps like Safari, Podcasts, and Calendar are also stable.
- iOS 15.0.1 is currently as fast as iOS 15.0.
If you are experiencing any bugs or performance issues on iOS 15.0 or an older version of iOS, you might want to install the iOS 15.0.1 update on your iPhone right now.
If you need help making a decision, please see our reasons for whether or not to install the iOS 15.0.1 update.
IOS 15.0.1 issues
The iOS 15.0.1 update is already causing problems for some iPhone users. Some of these issues are new, others have been carried over from iOS 15.0 and older versions of iOS.
The current list of iOS 15.0.1 issues includes installation issues, UI lag, Exchange issues, issues with proprietary and third-party apps, hotspot issues, screen issues touchscreen, issues with Touch ID and Face ID, charging issues, and stuttering.
If you’re having an issue with iOS 15.0.1, check out our fixes for the most common iOS 15 issues. We’ve also posted some tips that might help you improve your phone’s performance, and some tips that might help you fix poor iOS 15 battery life.
Apple is currently signing on iOS 15.0 and iOS 14.8, which means that you can remove the software from your phone to any of these versions of iOS if iOS 15.0.1 is causing problems on your phone.
You cannot downgrade to iOS 14.7.1, so keep that in mind if you have good experience with iOS 14.7 or earlier. Once you upgrade to iOS 15.0.1, you won’t be able to go back.
To learn more about the downgrade process, see our guide.
IOS 15.0.1 Update: What’s New
iOS 15.0.1 is a small but important upgrade. It doesn’t have any new features on board, but it does bring bug fixes to Apple iPhones. Here is the full list of changes on board:
- Unlock iPhone with Apple Watch may not work on iPhone 13 models
- Settings app may incorrectly display an alert that the storage is full
- Audio meditations might unexpectedly kick off a workout on Apple Watch for some Fitness + subscribers
iOS 15.0.1 does not have any known security fixes on board.
IOS 15.0.1 Jailbreak
The developer teams behind the Checkra1n and unC0ver jailbreak tools have released versions that are compatible with newer versions of iOS 14, but only Checkra1n (currently in beta) is compatible with iOS 14.5. They do not yet support iOS 15.0.1, iOS 15.0, iOS 14.8, iOS 14.7.1, iOS 14.7, iOS 14.6, or iOS 14.5.1.
The latest version of unC0ver is compatible with newer iPhones including the iPhone 12 series. This is great news if you’ve been waiting to jailbreak your new phone. Unfortunately, it is only compatible with versions up to iOS 14.3.
There is no way to downgrade your phone’s software to iOS 14.3 or earlier versions of iOS, which means you’re out of luck if you upgrade or have already performed one. upgrade to newer iOS software.
Apple has confirmed that a new version of iOS 15 and iOS 15.1 is currently in beta ahead of a public release later this year. The company has not confirmed a specific date.
If your problems are really serious, want to try new features, or help Apple fix bugs, you can download iOS 15.1 beta to your iPhone now.
To learn more about iOS 15.1 and the beta, take a look at our walkthrough. To learn more about the iOS 15.1 release date, check out our guide.
4 reasons not to install iOS 15 and 11 reasons why you should
Install iOS 15 for better security
If security is important to you, consider installing Apple’s iOS 15 update immediately.
iOS 15 brings many security fixes to your iPhone. If you are interested in the exact nature of these improvements, you can find out more on Apple’s security website.
If you skipped iOS 14.8 or any earlier version of iOS, you will also get the security fixes from these updates with your iOS 15 update.
In addition to these fixes, iOS 15 comes with security and privacy upgrades, including Siri improvements. Requests to Siri are now processed on the device itself using Neural Engine. It makes it more secure.
If you are an Apple Card user, you will now get a regularly changing security code to use when making transactions online.
Apple has also included a built-in authenticator similar to Google Authenticator. This will allow you to generate verification codes for improved login security under your passwords.
There’s also an email feature that hides your IP address, and the company has added a new app privacy report that will let you know when an app has accessed sensitive information.