iOS 15

In touch.
In the moment.

iOS 15 is packed with new features that help you connect with others, be more present and in the moment, explore the world, and use powerful intelligence to do more with iPhone than ever before.

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Face ID

Use Face ID with a mask

With iOS 15.4, you can use Face ID while wearing a mask. Easily unlock your iPhone and authorize apps and passwords. Even when your mouth and nose are covered, your iPhone can now recognize you by analyzing the unique characteristics around your eyes.1

New experiences.
True connections.

Staying in touch is more essential than ever. With SharePlay, you can watch together, listen together, and share your screen right inside FaceTime.2 FaceTime calls also sound and feel more natural. And Messages makes it even easier to find and enjoy the great content shared from friends and family.


Introducing SharePlay

Keep FaceTime conversations going as you watch TV shows and movies, listen to music, or share your screen. SharePlay is an entirely new way to have experiences with family and friends, no matter the distance.

Watch together

Stream movies and TV shows while on a FaceTime call with friends. With synced playback and controls, you’ll see everyone laugh, jump, and react to the same moments at the same time. And the volume automatically adjusts, so you can keep talking while you watch.

Listen together

Get together and listen to an album with friends. The whole group can see what’s next and add songs to a shared queue with synced playback and easy-to-use controls.

Spatial audio

Individual voices sound like they’re coming from the direction in which each person is positioned on your screen, helping conversations flow more naturally.3

Grid view

Grid view shows people on your FaceTime call in the same-size tiles, so you can have better conversations with a large group. The speaker is automatically highlighted so you always know who’s talking.

Portrait mode

Inspired by Portrait mode in Camera, this new video effect puts the focus on you, not what’s behind you.3

Mic modes

Voice Isolation minimizes background noise and puts your voice front and center. When the music or sounds around you are as important as what you have to say, Wide Spectrum leaves the ambient sound unfiltered.3

Invite anyone to FaceTime

Now you can send friends and family a link to connect on FaceTime — even if they’re using Windows or Android.2 And it’s still end-to-end encrypted, so your call is as private and secure as any other FaceTime call.

Messages and Memoji

Shared with You

Now the links, images, and other content shared with you in Messages are featured in a new Shared with You section in the corresponding app. You can even reply right from the app you’re enjoying it from — without going back to Messages.

Shared with You in apps

Shared with You is built into Photos, Safari, Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, and the Apple TV app.

New Memoji

Now you can choose outfits for your Memoji and express yourself with new stickers. Represent your look and style with multicolor headwear. And accessibility customizations now include cochlear implants, oxygen tubes, and soft helmets.

Photo collections

Multiple photos in Messages now appear as a collage or an elegant stack of images that you can swipe through. Tap to view them all as a grid or add a quick Tapback. And save them to your library with just a few taps.

Be in the moment.

A powerful new set of tools gives you more control over how you prioritize your time and attention. So you can find balance and stay focused on whatever you’re doing in the moment.


Choose a Focus

Focus helps you stay in the moment when you need to concentrate or step away. Choose from a list of Focus options or create your own to allow only the notifications you want — you can get work done while you’re in the zone or enjoy a distraction‑free dinner.

Signal your status

Stepping away is easier if others know you’re busy. So when you’re using Focus, your status will be automatically displayed in Messages and other communication apps you allow. And for truly urgent messages, there’s still a way for people to notify you.


Redesigned notifications

Notifications have a new look, including contact photos and larger app icons to make them easier to identify.

Notification summary

Quickly catch up with a helpful collection of your notifications delivered daily, based on a schedule you set. The summary is intelligently ordered by priority, with the most relevant notifications at the top.

Brand-new ways of looking at the world.

Exploration has never looked better. Maps delivers incredible new details that go beyond simply taking you from point A to point B. Safari offers even more ways for you to explore online.


All-new city experience

Explore cities with unprecedented detail for roads, neighborhoods, trees, buildings, and more. Visit amazing 3D landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge in both the day and dark mode maps.3


New tab bar design

The bottom tab bar puts controls right at your fingertips. Swipe left or right on the address bar to move between tabs. Or swipe up to see all your open tabs.

Tab Groups

Save and organize your tabs in the way that works best for you and switch between them easily. Tab Groups sync across devices so you have access to your tabs from anywhere.


Now you can install Safari extensions on your iPhone. And just like on Mac, you can choose when the extensions will be active.

Intelligence designed to be helpful.

There is so much rich information in your photos, from memorable places you’ve visited to handwritten family recipes. iOS 15 uses secure on-device intelligence to help you discover more in your photos, quickly find what you’re looking for, and relive special moments.

Live Text

Live Text in photos

Live Text intelligently unlocks rich and useful information in images, so you can make a call, send an email, or bring up a location in Maps with just a tap on the highlighted text in a photo.4

Live Text in Camera

Live Text also works in the Camera app, so you can point your iPhone camera at text on the go and quickly take action on useful information.

Live Text translation

Live Text understands seven different languages: English, Chinese, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, and Spanish. And with system‑wide translation, you can simply tap and translate.

Visual Look Up

Discover more in photos

Learn more about the objects in your photos. Visual Look Up highlights objects and scenes it recognizes so you can get more information about them.5

Learn more with a tap

With Visual Look Up, you can quickly learn more about art, landmarks, nature, books, and pets simply by tapping a photo on your device or on the web.


Rich results and photos search

Spotlight shows you more information at a glance with new rich search results for your contacts. And you can now search your photos in Spotlight, and even search based on text in your photos by using Live Text.


Interactive Memories with a new look

Memories introduces a new interactive, immersive interface, along with new Memory mixes that let you personalize the look and feel of your story with a song and vibe to match.

Apple Music + Memories

Tens of millions of songs in the Apple Music library. Now available in Memories.


Health app updates

Updates to the Health app give you new ways to share data with your loved ones, a metric to assess your risk of falling, and trend analysis to help you understand changes in your health.

Learn more about the Health app


Great features should not have to come at the expense of your privacy. iOS 15 provides increased visibility into how apps access your data, protects you from unwanted data collection, and gives you more control over what you choose to share.

App Privacy Report

See how apps are using the permissions you’ve granted them, which third-party domains they contact, and how recently they made contact.


iCloud has always kept your important information — like photos, documents, and notes — safe, up to date, and accessible across all your devices. Now iCloud+ takes that experience a step further, with an all-new subscription that will replace today’s storage plans.7

Introducing iCloud+

Get everything you already love about iCloud — and new features including iCloud Private Relay, Hide My Email, and expanded HomeKit Secure Video support.8

iCloud Private Relay

Browse the web with more privacy.

Hide My Email

Instantly generate unique, random email addresses that forward to your personal inbox — so you don’t have to share your real email address when filling out a form on the web or signing up for a newsletter. Hide My Email is built into Mail, Safari, and iCloud Settings.

And so much more.


Customize display and text size settings for each app. Bold or enlarge text, increase contrast, invert colors, and more for only the apps you want. Navigate receipts and nutrition label values in logical order. And move your finger over a photo to discover a person’s position relative to other objects in the image.


A fresh new look includes graphical displays of weather data and beautifully redesigned animated backgrounds that make Weather more engaging and powerful than ever.10


Productivity updates in Notes enable you to organize with tags and collaborate in new ways with mentions and an Activity view.


System-wide translation lets you translate text that you select, even in many third-party apps. In the app, Auto Translate and face to face view improve conversation flow and make it easier to follow along.


Enjoy all-new widgets for Find My, Game Center, App Store, Sleep, Mail, and Contacts.

Find My.

See your family’s and friends’ locations with continuous updates. Locate your devices using the Find My network if they’ve been erased, or for up to 24 hours even after they’ve been turned off.

Apple ID.

Account Recovery Contacts makes resetting your password and maintaining access to your account easier than ever. And a new Digital Legacy program lets you designate people as Legacy Contacts so they can access your account in the event of your death.

See the full list of what’s new in iOS 15.

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iOS 15 is compatible with these devices.

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  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • 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 (2nd generation)
  • iPhone SE (3rd generation)
  • iPod touch (7th generation)

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iPadOS 15

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