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4 Reasons Not to Install iOS 15.1 & 11 Reasons You Should



Install iOS 15.1 If You're Dealing with Problems

Install iOS 15.1 If You're Dealing with Problems

If your device has been struggling with bugs and/or performance issues on iOS 15.0.2, iOS 15.0.1, iOS 15.0, or iOS 14, think about giving iOS 15.1 a shot.

iOS 15.1 fixes several annoying issues. Fixes on board include:

  • Fixes an issue where the Photos app may incorrectly report storage is full when importing photos and videos.
  • Fixes an issue where the Weather app may not show current temperature for My Location, and may display colors of animated backgrounds incorrectly.
  • Fixes an issue where Audio playing from an app may pause when locking the screen.
  • Fixes an issue where Wallet may unexpectedly quit when using VoiceOver with multiple passes.
  • Fixes an issue where available Wi-Fi networks may not be detected.
  • Battery algorithms updated on iPhone 12 models to better estimate battery capacity over time.

New versions of iOS often fix unlisted issues as well. The firmware could fix performance issues like severe battery drain, busted Wi-Fi connectivity, UI lag, Bluetooth problems, random reboots, lockups and freezes, and various issues with first-party applications.

If you skipped iOS 15.0.2, you'll get its fixes with your upgrade. Here's what iOS 15.0.2 fixed:

  • Fixes an issue where photos saved to your library from Messages could be deleted after removing the associated thread or message.
  • Fixes an issue where the iPhone Leather Wallet with MagSafe may not connect to Find My.
  • Fixes an issue where an AirTag might not appear in the Find My Items tab.
  • Fixes an issue where CarPlay may fail to open audio apps or disconnect during playback.
  • Fixes an issue where device restore or update may fail when using Finder or iTunes for iPhone 13 models.

If you skipped iOS 15.0.2 and iOS 15.0.1, you'll get iOS 15.0.1's fixes with your upgrade. Here's what iOS 15.0.1 fixed:

  • Fixes an issue where Unlock iPhone with Apple Watch may not work on iPhone 13 models.
  • Fixes an issue where the Settings app may incorrectly display an alert that storage is full.
  • Fixes an issue where audio meditations could unexpectedly start a workout on Apple Watch for some Fitness+ subscribers.

If you skipped an iOS 14 update, you will get the bug fixes from any updates you skipped with your version of iOS 15.1. Again, the fixes from the update(s) you skipped are baked into your upgrade.

For more about iOS 14's various bug fixes, take a look at our guide.



  1. Janis Thompson

    09/21/2021 at 10:31 am

    Thx for this! I think I’ll stay with 14.8 for the foreseeable, eh. More and more storage on my poor old 6s is being used by all these ‘great’ upgrades. You’d think they want me to buy a new phone. Lol❤️❤️

  2. Al Mahoney

    09/21/2021 at 10:40 am

    WiFi didn’t work outside for my wife and me.

  3. nevergonnahappen

    09/22/2021 at 5:46 am

    it works well on my 8

  4. Shaihaan

    09/29/2021 at 3:41 pm

    Is it okay for iPhone 7

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