Apple has recently published a second bug-fix update for iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 that addresses minor issues that have surfaced since the operating systems were released in late September. Although the release notes for both upgrades varied slightly, below is a summary of the bugs that have been fixed:

  • After removing the relevant thread or message, photos saved to your collection through Messages may be erased.
  • It’s possible that AirTag won’t show up in the Find My Items section.
  • When using Finder or iTunes to restore or upgrade an iPhone 13 or iPad mini, it’s possible that it won’t work (6th generation)
  • It’s possible that your iPhone Leather Wallet with MagSafe won’t connect to Find My iPhone (iOS only)
  • During playback, CarPlay may fail to activate audio apps or disconnect (iOS only)

This update follows the iOS 15.0.1 update by around ten days. There are no similar upgrades for macOS or tvOS. However, there is a watchOS 8.0.1 update for Apple Watch Series 3 customers that fixes several bugs.

The focus of iOS 15.0.1 and 15.0.2 was on resolving small problems rather than adding new functionality. Apple is also testing iOS and iPadOS 15.1, including the SharePlay group video-watching feature, extra camera choices for the iPhone 13 Pro, the ability to keep COVID-19 immunization cards in the Wallet app, and a few other features (at least as of this writing).

Update: An earlier version of this article incorrectly said that no watchOS update was available today; we’ve amended it to reflect the availability of watchOS 8.0.1.