iOS 15.1 release date rumors, news and all the new features coming to your iPhone

Your iPhone will have only freshly got iOS 15, but already iOS 15.1 is on the prospect and rapidly approaching. Although this just the being 0.1 update, it also looks set to bring some noteworthy features and perfections.

These comprise the headline SharePlay feature, along with several camera perfections and many more.

Below we will discuss thoroughly what exactly we are expecting from it which we have a decent clue of thanks to betas. You will also get information on the release date and compatibility of iOS 15.1.

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iOS 15.1 release date and compatibility

Till now, there is no such official confirmation or news on iOS 15.1 that could launch, but the beta 4th version is already available, signifying that a completed release will land imminently.

Maybe Apple could launch it on 18th October, as there is an Apple event upcoming in October. A leak enclosed by Apple Insider temporarily suggests that it could land on 25th October but this seems to be false.

For reference, most of the iOS updates landed around one month apart from each other, so assumed that iOS 15 launched on 20th September, so on as per the assumption the updates for this iOS 15.1 may be launch in a similar pattern.

As for compatibility, if your phone can get the iOS 15 then you can update to 15.1. Overall you can say any model from the iPhone 6S onwards can easily update to iOS 15.1.

Important features of iOS 15.1 features

Thanks for the different betas versions for which we were decently confident of what we will se in iOS 15.1. The following features are what we have come across so far.


As per the rumours, SharePlay was supposed to land with iOS 15, but it got postponed and now it is launching as the headline feature of the most awaited iOS 15.1 instead.

This allows users to stream movies, listen to music and watch movies during FaceTime calls and have the content in sync for everyone, and it also contains a screen sharing feature.

This kind of thing would have been perfect during the peak period of the COVID-19 Pandemic when most communications were dissociated, but even now we can visualize it being a convenient feature for many people.



ProRes is one of the biggest features you may get in this iOS 15.1. This is special to the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max though, so less extensively obtainable.

Overall, this is a video recording format, and while it’s not out of the box, this is the first time a smartphone has been successfully introduced this feature which can able record in this format. It’s specially designed to be visually high quality, and it’s also less concentrated on your system’s CPU than other formats like H.264 and H.265 during editing.

Though ProRes files take up a lot of space, and for that purpose, you are restricted to recording in 1080p at 30 fps if you have a phone with just 128 GB of storage, but for other models, ProRes tops out at 4K quality at just 30 fps.

To allow ProRes once you have iOS 15.1, just head to the Camera section of the main settings app, and select ProRes under the Formats option.

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 Auto Macro toggle

In this fresh iOS update, users will get a smaller camera feature that will disable the Auto Macro mode found on the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. Now, these phones will repeatedly switch to the ultra-angle lens when you get near to something, as this lens controls the macro mode and can easily focus from just 2 CM away.

Overall in most cases, this is the best lens for the job if you are getting in close capture, but there may be some circumstances where you would rather use a dissimilar lens, and if you restrict Auto Macro then you have the choice.        

Lossless audio and Dolby Atmos for Home Pods

When used in arrangement with HomePod15.1, iOS 15.1 permits to play of lossless audio and Dolby Atmos with Spatial Audio support via the Home Pod mini. These amazing features are already accessible on other Apple devices as well.

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Covid-19 vaccination records in the Health and Wallet apps

The new updates iOS 15.1 permits users to add their Covid-19 vaccination records into the Health app. Once completed, you should also be capable to add a vaccine card to the App Wallet, which will take account of a QR code that can be scanned by any business or association that you want to show your vaccination prove status.

According to the update, this feature will only work if the healthcare centre has picked in and implemented them. It looks like at the same time it’s restricted to suppliers that use Smart Health Cards, which are only valid for the US states and vaccination centres.        

A fix for unlocking with Apple Watch

As well as fresh features, iOS 15.1 also comprises bug repairs, with a big one being a solution for a bug that previously avoids some users from using the Unlock with Apple Watch feature, designed to let iPhone users who are wearing masks bypass Face ID.

Other bug Fixes

We’d guess there will be several other bug fixes in iOS 15.1 as well, through precisely what they remain to be seen.

What’s your view on this new update of the 15.1 release? Let us know in the comment section.

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