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.

New experiences.
True connections.

Staying in touch is more essential than ever. With SharePlay, you can watch together, listen together and share your screen within FaceTime.1 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.

FaceTime

Introducing SharePlay

Keep FaceTime conversations going as you watch TV shows and movies, listen to music or share your screen with SharePlay. It’s 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.2

Grid view

Grid view shows people on your FaceTime call in tiles of the same size, 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.2

Mic modes

Voice Isolation minimises background noise and puts your voice front and centre. When the music or sounds around you are as important as what you have to say, Wide Spectrum leaves the ambient sound unfiltered.2

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.1 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 straight from the app you’re enjoying it in — without going back to Messages.

Shared with You in apps

Shared with You is built into Photos, Safari, Apple News, 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 multicoloured headgear. And accessibility customisations 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 prioritise your time and attention. So you can find balance and stay focused on whatever you’re doing in the moment.

Focus

Match your devices to your mindset

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.

Notifications

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. And Wallet provides a single, secure place to store your most personal information.

Maps

All-new city experience

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

New driving features

Maps now offers drivers incredible road details like filter lanes, crossings and bike lanes; street-level perspectives as you approach complex interchanges; and a new dedicated driving map that helps you see current incidents and traffic conditions at a glance.

Immersive walking instructions

Get where you’re going with step-by-step directions you can view in augmented reality.2

New transport features

Public transport integration shows nearby stations and journey times, and lets you pin favourite routes to the top. And when you’re approaching your stop, Maps notifies you that it’s almost time to disembark.

Safari

Bottom tab bar

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 organise 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.

Extensions

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

Wallet

Keys for your everyday

Now your iPhone can unlock your home, your garage, your hotel room and even your workplace.4

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 look up directions with just a tap on the highlighted text in a photo.5

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 systemwide translation, you can simply tap and translate.

Spotlight

Rich results and photos search

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

Photos

Interactive Memories with a new look

Memories introduces a new interactive, immersive interface, along with new Memory mixes that let you personalise 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

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

Privacy

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 contact7 and how recently they made contact.

Siri

Audio of your
Siri requests never leaves your device.

iCloud+

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.9

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.10

iCloud Private Relay
Beta

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 in a form on the web or signing up for a newsletter. Hide My Email is built into Mail,12 Safari and iCloud Settings.

And so much more.

Accessibility.

Customise display and text size settings for each app. Bold or enlarge text, increase contrast, invert colours and more for only the apps you want. Explore people, objects, text and tables within images in more detail with VoiceOver. 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.

Weather.

A fresh new look includes graphical displays of weather data and beautifully redesigned animated backgrounds — along with precipitation, air quality and temperature maps — that make Weather more engaging and powerful than ever.13

Notes.

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

Translate.

Systemwide translation lets you translate text 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.

Widgets.

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 programme lets you designate people as Legacy Contacts so they can access your account in the event of your death.7

Siri.

You can now ask Siri to share items from your screen like photos, web pages, news and more. If the item can’t be shared, Siri will offer to send a screenshot instead.

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)
  • iPod touch (7th generation)

How to update to iOS 15.

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iPadOS 15

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