iOS 15 on iPhone : What you should know before installing it

iOS 15 on iPhone : What you should know before installing it

After several months of beta, iOS 15 is finally available in final version. Here are all the answers to the questions you might have before making this update on your iPhone.

Like every year, it was at WWDC 2021 that Apple presented the first new features of iOS 15. This version, which will natively equip the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro when they are released, will also be deployed on a number of existing iPhones on Monday 20 September. Here is everything you need to know about this update.

When is ios 15 coming out and at what time?

During the keynote on September 14, Apple confirmed the rollout date of iOS 15. The update date is therefore set for Monday, September 20, 2021.

Traditionally, Apple pushes its updates at 7 pm French time. However, it is usual for the servers to be difficult to access at launch. If you have trouble downloading the update, feel free to try again later.

Which iphones are compatible with ios 15 ?

Here is the list of iPhone and iPod compatible with iOS 15:

  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11 mini
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone SE (1st generation)
  • iPhone SE (2ᵉ generation)
  • iPod touch (7ᵉ generation)

How to install ios 15?

Is your iPhone compatible? Great! To launch this update, you’ll only need to follow a few steps, but first, we can’t advise you enough to back up your iPhone’s data. Even if it usually goes smoothly, you never know what can happen during the process and you might need to restore a previous version to avoid losing all your data.

If you want to prepare the update in advance, make sure you already have the latest version (iOS 14.8), you will save time at the moment.

  1. Make sure your iPhone is connected to WiFi preferably. The update weighs several gigabytes and you don’t want it to be charged to your mobile plan. And moreover, it consumes less energy…
  2. Go to the settings of your iPhone, in the General tab.
  3. Click on Software Update and wait for your iPhone to search for the latest version available. A block will then invite you to download iOS 15.
  4. Click Download and Install and enter your code. Accept the terms and conditions and wait.
  5. Once the update is installed, your iPhone will restart to install it. All you have to do is wait.

How to install ios 15?

Let’s take a quick tour of the new features you will find on your iPhone after installing iOS 15.

Focus mode

The main addition of iOS 15 is the Focus mode. It allows you to better compartmentalize the moments of your day and the notifications you want to receive depending on the time and place where you are. During office hours, for example, you can cut off notifications that could distract you and only keep in the foreground those that contribute to your productivity, such as those from applications like Slack, Mail or Trello for example. Conversely, once you’re home, you’ll prefer to receive notifications from your favorite social networks instead.

Every morning, your iPhone will also show you a summary of pending notifications in order of priority and relevance. Useful to see what really matters to you to start your day.

Facetime for everyone

FaceTime is surely the application that has the biggest change with iOS 15. Already because it now allows you to invite people on Android by sharing a simple link, an important policy change at Apple.

You will also find a portrait mode in video to better focus attention on you, an isolation of your voice to reduce noise or a new presentation in mosaic when grouped discussions with a large number of participants.

Spotlight even more powerful

Spotlight, the internal search engine of iOS, becomes a little more powerful. It can now search your gallery for photos based on their location, the people in them, objects, text, etc.

The search engine also incorporates more information from the Web for searches about actors, musicians, TV shows or movies.

Live text : text recognition

Live Text uses artificial intelligence to recognize text in an image. Whether the image is taken and stored on your iPhone or from the Internet, just swipe your finger over it to analyze, copy or search it.

Safari, weather and maps improve

The applications are also updated. Safari has a brand new design that is easier to access with one hand and highlights the content of the open web page. A tab bar also makes it easy to switch between tabs, or create groups of tabs to perfectly segment your activities.

Finally, Apple Maps switches to 3D in some cities for more detailed views. Roads are also better marked with the indication of crosswalks, bus lanes, tramways, etc. So you can see more clearly during navigation.


iOS 15 also brings an updated health app for sharing data with loved ones, more privacy and transparency for apps, visual search, more keys available in Wallet, new Memoji as well as a “Shared with you” section in the Messages app to easily find media that someone has sent you.

What are you waiting for to install it?

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