New features, bug fixes, and security patches: Apple releases iOS 15.5, iPadOS 15.5
Apple today released iOS 15.5 and iPadOS 15.5. Updates are available for iPhone 6s and later, all iPad Pro models, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini and later, and iPod touch 7th generation. With Update, users will notice that a pair of buttons ("Request" and "Send") have been added to Apple Wallet, allowing users to more quickly request or send money with their Apple Cash Card. Note that Apple Pay in the Messages app is now called Apple Cash. The physical Apple Card is now known as the "Titanium Card" in the Wallet app. But a lot of apps like https://apps.apple.com/us/app/pdf-scanner-app-scan-docs-id/id1495971405 work correctly.
This update lets you limit the number of podcast episodes you can keep on your iPhone while automatically deleting older episodes. Added a Wi-Fi bar to the Home app to indicate that the HomePod is connected to the app.
In iPadOS 15.5, the beta flag was removed from Universal Control, making the feature official and error-free. Universal controls let you use your mouse, trackpad, and keyboard across multiple devices, including iPad and Mac.
Perhaps the most interesting change in iOS 15.5 is the addition of external account access for readers. These applications provide digital content such as magazines, newspapers, books, audio, music, and video. With the update, developers offering reading apps in the App Store can link subscribers to external websites to create an account outside of Apple's built-in payment system.
Photos will get a new hotspot list with the update. Pictures taken from areas considered "scary" will not appear in the memory. The list includes "various concentration camps and Holocaust memorials.
iOS 15.5 and iPadOS 15.5 include more than 25 security fixes listed on Apple's security updates page. Update your iPhone or iPad by going to Settings > General > Software Update.