Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Apple Announces iOS 15 in the iPhones in 2021: Exploring 17 Best Features, Download Process and Compatible Devices

Apple Announces iOS 15 in the iPhones in 2021: Exploring 17 Best Features, Download Process and Compatible Devices 

Apple has revealed iOS 15, the iPhone operating system for 2021 for an enhanced user interface worldwide. The grand launch was initiated in the presence of Apple CEO Tim Cook and other key executives. 

Apple Announces iOS 15 in the iPhones in 2021
The event got organized during the company's developer’s conference, WWDC2021, which was held remotely following the COVID-19 protocols.

It was proudly and officially announced that the iPhones will get several new features and improvements as part of the upgrade. As compared to the earlier versions of the operating system, the iOS 15 helps users stay connected with numerous sets of features.

The OS will further help share experiences in real-time, uses intelligence to improve the photos experience, and brings new ways to explore the world with several added features and specifications including the huge Maps upgrades.

This map upgrade feature was revealed by Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of Software Engineering. The developer preview of iOS 15 is now available at for Apple Developer Program members and a public beta will be available next month at for iOS users.

Following the launch of the iPhone 13 series, the new iOS features will be available as a free software upgrade for iPhone 6s and subsequent models.

Here are all of the major new features that will be available on iPhones in 2021.

17 Best Features and Specifications worth Exploring in the iOS 15 in 2021

1. Availability of FaceTime for Android and Windows along with the support for Spatial Audio and other features

FaceTime is gaining a few new additions. This involves the use of spatial audio as well as Portrait mode. A new grid view in Group FaceTime allows members to see more faces at the same time. SharePlay is another new function.

It's for sharing stuff with others over FaceTime, including screen sharing, music, and more. FaceTime calls are also available on Android and Windows devices, thanks to the ability to create a link from an iPhone, iPad, or Mac and share it via Messages, Calendar, Mail, or third-party apps, allowing anybody to join a FaceTime call from their web browser.

2.  Availability of the Translate App throughout the system

Translate is now available throughout the entire system, or we can simply say all over the system. With each successive iOS version, the Translate app improves, and iOS 15 is no exception. iOS, iPad OS, and macOS now have a system-wide translation, allowing you to translate any text by just clicking it and selecting the Translate option. This feature not only works with typed text but also with photos that contain text. As a reminder, iOS 15 received a high grade for image OCR text extraction. It's undoubtedly one of my favorite features so far because it's so practical.

3. Exceptional upgrade on the Notes and Reminders within the iOS 15 update

Changes to Notes and Reminders are also significant in the introductory update of the iOS 15 operating system of the iPhones in 2021. The iOS note-taking software includes tags for simple searching, as well as user mentions and an activity log to keep track of who's editing what. This is a significant shift since it makes collaboration far easier than it was previously. Tag support has been added to Reminders, as well as Smart Lists, which automatically collect reminders based on due dates and tags.

4. Apple Maps lashed with 3D street data and augmented reality walking directions

This is another major significant upgrade in the iPhones with the grand launch of iOS 15 in the year 2021. More elevation data, road colors, and driving directions are added to Apple Maps, along with rich labeling, 3D landmarks, and better night mode.

Apple iOS 15 in the iPhones in 2021
You can also pin local public transit stations and station information to your iPhone and Apple Watch devices for automatic updates and notifications as you travel and approach your stop. When walking, a new augmented reality feature allows users to utilize the iPhone's camera to scan adjacent buildings in the vicinity to establish their precise location for more accurate walking directions, which are also given as augmented reality.

5. Capability to search text in the photographs

A new OCR (Optical Character Recognition) feature in the Photos app can now read the text and thereby help the users in exploring the unexplored features. According to Apple, it's called Live Text and it uses AI to detect text pictures automatically.

Users can, for example, look for and locate a photograph of a handwritten family recipe, or take a phone number from a storefront and contact it. The Camera app can now instantly recognize and copy text at the moment, like the Wi-Fi password shown at a local coffee shop, thanks to the Apple Neural Engine.

6. Addition of Do Not Disturb mode to messages

New Messages features have also been introduced by Apple. By way of an automatic status update, iOS 15 add Do Not Disturb mode to texts. When you activate it, other users will be able to see it. There's also a means to transmit crucial messages right away.

New options to access stuff that users share/send have also been added. Content from the Messages app will be shared with the Photos app via shared stacks. In the Photos app, these will be automatically sorted into collages.

7. Music selection personalization feature

With a new appearance, an interactive interface, and integration with Apple Music, which utilizes on-device intelligence to personalize music selections, Photos is the most significant update to Memories yet.

8. Siri can now work without an internet connection

Siri will be able to handle voice queries on the device itself in iOS 15, so audio will not be routed over the internet. According to Apple, this will dramatically increase Siri's performance. Siri will now be able to work even when she is not connected to the internet.

Among the new privacy controls are: Mail Privacy Protection prevents senders from discovering whether an email has been opened and hides IP addresses, preventing senders from discovering a user's location or using it to develop a profile on them.

The App Privacy Report provides an overview of how apps use location, images, camera, microphone, and contacts access provided in the last seven days, as well as which other domains are accessed.

9. New tags have been added to the Notes app

User-created tags make it easier to organize notes fast, while mentions allow members of shared notes to communicate important updates to one another. A brand-new Activity view displays a shared note's recent history.

10. Safari gets a makeover, with new tabs and other features

Safari has a new design that makes it easier to reach controls with one hand. Users can simply slide between tabs thanks to the new tab bar, which hovers at the bottom of the screen. Tab Groups enables users to save tabs and access them from their iPhone, iPad, or Mac at any time.

11. Notifications now have a fresh look and feel

Notifications have been overhauled, with larger app icons and contact photographs for people. Users can now be able to customize and batch notifications and receive them as a digest at specific times of day, such as in the morning and evening, to assist avoid distraction.

Notifications are ordered by priority, with the most relevant notifications coming to the top, and based on a user's interactions with apps, using on-device intelligence.

12. Find My now has expanded tools for tracking down misplaced gadgets

It adds additional features to help find a device that has been switched off or wiped, as well as live-streaming locations for family and friends who want to share their location. Separation Alerts are triggered when a user leaves an AirTag, an Apple device, or a Find My network accessory behind in an unknown environment, and the Find My network now supports AirPods Pro and AirPods Max. A new Find My widget on the Home Screen provides an at-a-glance view.

13. Availability of the translation tool with more language support

A new Live Translate function has been added to Translate, which allows dialogue to flow organically across languages. On the iPhone, system-wide translation allows users to translate text from any location.

14. Redesigned weather app with fresh outlooks

More graphical representations of weather data, full-screen maps and layouts that alter dependent on conditions will be available in the Weather app.

The sun's position and precipitation will be reflected in the revamped dynamic backdrops and the notifications will indicate when rain or snow begins and ends.

15. VoiceOver now has new accessibility features

VoiceOver now has new features that allow users to explore additional details about persons, text, table data, and other things within photographs on the iPhone.

Switch Control can now be customized to work with mouth sounds thanks to Sound Actions, and users may now change the size of the display and text on an app-by-app basis. Headphone Accommodations will now be able to recognize imported audiograms, which are charts that represent the results of a hearing test.

16. Redesigning the Safari browser for enhanced user experience

It would be an understatement to describe Safari an indispensable app; there are many other browsers available on the App Store, but Safari provides the greatest iPhone experience. The browser has received a significant cosmetic makeover in iOS 15, which unlocks the address/menu bar and maximizes screen space.

By swiping left or right, you can switch between the various tabs. It's a bold new style that will take some time to get used to, and I'll admit I'm not a fan. It's a lot cleaner than before, but it still needs a few additional taps here and there.

17. Compatible iPhone Devices with iOS 15

Hey folks! Are you worried about whether or not your costly iPhone will work with iOS 15?

The good news is that iOS 15 will work with any iPhone (including the iPod touch) that is currently running iOS 14. The update will be available later this year for iPhone 6s and iPhone SE (1st gen) customers.

The following iPhone and iPod Touch models will be compatible with iOS 15:

iPhone 12 Mini iPhone 12

iPhone 12 Pro is a high-end smartphone.

iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max

iPhone XR (iPhone XR)

iPhone X iPhone 8 iPhone 8 Plus iPhone 7 iPhone 7 Plus iPhone 7 Plus iPhone 7 Plus iPhone 7 Plus iPhone 7 Plus iPhone 7

iPhone 7 Plus (Plus)

iPhone 6S Plus iPhone 6S

SE (iPhone SE) (first and second generation)

Apple's iPod Touch (seventh generation)

Max iPhone 12 Pro

11th iPhone

The iPhone 11 Pro is a high-end smartphone.

iPhone 11 Pro Max (iPhone 11 Pro)

XS (iPhone XS Max)

How to download iOS 15 and start Using within the iPhones in 2021

With the grand introduction of the OS upgrade within the iPhones, you may now download the iOS 15 developer beta to test your apps if you're a member of Apple's developer program. The OS will be released as a public beta in July, so you may try it out than under the expert’s recommendations.

Still, if you're interested, here's how to get the iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 betas.

Apple will most likely give you a notification when iOS 15 becomes generally available in the fall (presumably in September).

You can also do it manually by navigating to Settings > General > Software Update in the Settings app.

Adding more to the above information, iPhone customers will be able to update to new software for free later this year by navigating to their device's Settings app.

Users must first select the General tab and click the Software Update option within the device. Following that, users will be prompted to download and install the iOS 15 upgrade.

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