Apple recently released a minor update for the iPhone on Wednesday, November 17th. According to Apple’s release notes, iOS 15.1.1 fixes a series of problems associated with the recently released iPhone models in the likes of iPhone 12 and iPhone 13. In recent times, there have been a series of reports on the problem of dropped calls which were plaguing a number of iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 owners which prompted Apple’s quick release of this update to address this issue.
Features of iOS 15.1.1
Call drop fix – iOS 15.1.1 fixes call drop issue on iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 models
Mute alerts for FaceTime – If you accidentally toggle on the mute option when talking via FaceTime, with this feature, you’ll receive an alert allowing you to unmute yourself.
Set up a Legacy Contact – This feature allows you to add a close contact that will be able to access your account and personal data on event of your demise.
Security updates without updating OS – With iOS 15.1.1, users will be able to update security updates separately
Scheduling options in Apple Maps – Apple Maps under iOS 15 will allow users to access their choice travel directions while specifying what time they’d like to leave at or what time they’d like to arrive by.
Drag and drop between apps – This is a new feature Apple added to iOS 15. Users can finally drag files from one app to another say from a Photos App right to the Whatsapp app.
Adjust time and dates of photos – With iOS 15, you can manually adjust the date and time of any photo in your photo library.
Share your screen – This feature is a breath of fresh air for anyone who’s ever had to do tech support from afar with a friend, client, or family member. iOS 15 allows users to share their screens with others. This feature is part of the SharePlay framework.
Locate your iPhone even if it’s been erased – In release Apple notes it states: “The Find My network and Activation Lock can locate your device even after it has been erased. To help ensure that nobody is tricked into purchasing your device, the Hello screen will clearly show that your device is locked, locatable, and still yours.”
Which devices will work with this latest update? iOS 15.1.1 is available for download and installation for everyone with a supported iPhone. We’ve put together a full list containing every supported device. If your device is on the list, you’re good to go:
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) iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation) iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation) iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation) iPad Pro 11-inch (1st generation) iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation) iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st generation) iPad Pro 10.5-inch iPad Pro 9.7-inch iPad (7th generation) iPad (6th generation) iPad (5th generation) iPad mini (5th generation) iPad mini 4 iPad Air (3rd generation) iPad Air 2
How to download and install iOS 15.1.1 profile
Navigate to Settings
Go to General > Software Update
Tap “Download and Install” at the bottom of the page
You can install updates through iTunes by connecting your iOS device to your computer.
As you know by now, installing an iOS or iPadOS update on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch could not be easier. Whichever method you choose, remember to back up your devices before installing the update. You can never be too careful!