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Everything That's New in the iOS 15 FaceTime App: SharePlay, Android Support, Spatial Audio and More

Apple in iOS 15 is making major changes to the FaceTime app, introducing a whole range of new features that turn ‌FaceTime‌ into the ultimate hub for interacting with friends, family, coworkers, and more. Our ‌FaceTime‌ guide outlines everything that's new in the ‌FaceTime‌ app in ‌iOS 15‌ and iPadOS 15, and many of these features are also in macOS Monterey and can even be used in tvOS 15. We've also included detailed how tos and tutorials so you can dive right into ‌FaceTime‌ after upgrading...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Facetime, iOS 15, FaceTime Link Apple, Android Devices Apple, Voice Isolation


Users Underwhelmed by iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, Survey Suggests

Users appear to be underwhelmed by Apple's upcoming iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 updates, according to the findings of a new survey by SellCell. The survey asked 3,000 iPhone and iPad users, evenly split between men and women, aged 18 or over in the United States, what they thought of ‌iOS 15‌, ‌iPadOS 15‌, and the naming of the upcoming iPhone 13 lineup. Over 50 percent of all of the survey's respondents said that the ‌iOS 15‌ and ‌iPadOS 15‌ updates are only "slightly" or "not at all" exciting. 28...
Tags: Apple, Featured, United States, Facetime, SellCell, iPhone 13, iOS 15


iOS 15: How to Rearrange and Delete Home Screen Pages

In iOS 14, Apple lets you disable individual Home Screen pages thanks to the App Library, which is available to keep your apps better organized. However, not everyone gets on with the App Library, and it's not possible to rearrange the order of your ‌‌Home Screen‌‌ pages, nor can you delete a page outright rather than merely disabling it. In ‌iOS 15‌, though, you ‌can do both. Here's how it works. How to Rearrange Home Screen Pages Touch and hold a space on the ‌Home Screen‌ to enter jiggl...
Tags: Apple, iOS 15, Delete Home Screen Pages


iOS 15: How to Adjust the Date and Time of Photos

In iOS 15, the Photos app has been given a significant update that includes a richer Info pane to view information about a photo in your library, such as the camera, lens, and shutter speed used, the file size of the image, and where the image came from if it was saved from within another app. In another notable addition, you can also edit the date and time when a photo was taken. Here's how it's done in the latest ‌‌iOS 15‌‌ developer beta, a version of which will be available to the public...
Tags: Apple, Photos, iOS 15, Time of Photos


iOS 15: How to Get Notified If You Leave an AirTag or Apple Device Behind

In iOS 15, Apple has added separation alerts to the Find My app, which let you know when you leave an AirTag or other Apple device behind. Separation alerts also support Find My-enabled third-party accessories. This article explains how you set them up. Called "Notify When Left Behind," the new ‌Find My‌ separation alerts let you know every time you are separated from your item at an unknown location, which can be helpful for items you take with you while traveling or visiting public location...
Tags: Apple, Find My, iOS 15


iOS 15 Tidbits: Per-App Settings, Notification Summaries, New Calendar Widget, and More

We've highlighted several new features coming in iOS 15, like the return of the text cursor magnifier and the ability to rearrange Home Screen pages, but additional tidbits continue to surface that we think readers will find noteworthy. Per-App Accessibility Settings Last week, we highlighted a new Control Center option that lets you set the text size for individual apps. But per-app accessibility settings don't end there. Individual app customizations also include adjustments to bold ...
Tags: Apple, Siri, Monterey, Control Center, Siri zwnj, iOS 15, Improved Siri Suggestions Apple


iOS 15: How to Use Background Sounds to Minimize Distractions and Stay Focused

In iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, one of several new accessibility features that Apple has introduced is Background Sounds, which is designed to minimize distractions and help you stay focused, stay calm, and minimize distractions with the help of your iPhone or iPad. The Background Sounds on offer include balanced, bright, and dark noise, as well as natural sounds like ocean, rain, and stream. All of the sounds can be set to play in the background to mask unwanted environmental or external noise, and...
Tags: Apple, Accessibility, iOS 15


iOS 15: How to Invite Android Users to a FaceTime Call

In iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, you can enable anyone, even if they don't have an Apple device, to join a FaceTime call with you by creating a link to a ‌FaceTime‌ conversation that can be shared anywhere. Using this new link facility, friends and family members who do not have an Apple account can log into a ‌FaceTime‌ call with you using a web browser opened on any non-Apple device, whether that's a Windows PC or an Android phone. This effectively makes ‌FaceTime‌ a platform-agnostic video servic...
Tags: Apple, Android, Facetime, iOS 15


iOS 15 Lets You Drag and Drop Images and Text Across Apps

Apple this week previewed iOS 15, which is available now in beta for developers ahead of a public release later this year. One smaller but useful new feature added is the ability to drag and drop images, text, files, and more across apps on iPhone. From the iOS 15 features page on Apple's website:Drag and drop With support for drag and drop across apps, you can pick up images, documents, and files from one app and drag them into another.To drag and drop on iOS 15, long press on an image, tex...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Federico Viticci, iOS 15


Apple Makes New On-Screen Game Controller Available to Developers on iOS 15 and iPadOS 15

During the Platforms State of the Union at WWDC this week, Apple unveiled a new API for iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 that enables developers to implement an on-screen virtual game controller in their iPhone and iPad games with just a few lines of code. While many iPhone and iPad games already offer on-screen controls, Apple's new virtual game controller is available to all developers, easy to add, and can be customized on a per-game basis. Apple said the on-screen controller can be adjusted to a vari...
Tags: Apple, Nat Brown, iOS 15


Video: Top 5 Most Useful Features in iPadOS 15

iPadOS 15 is gaining almost all of the new features that were introduced in iOS 15, but there are also several updates that Apple introduced that are designed exclusively for the larger screen of the iPad or have been adopted from iOS 14. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Widgets can now be placed anywhere on the ‌iPad‌'s Home Screen, and technically this doesn't count as an iPadOS feature because it's something that Apple is bringing over from iOS. In iPadOS 14...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Safari, Monterey, MacRumors YouTube, iOS 15


iOS 15: Check Out Safari's New Tab Bar, Tab Groups, and Tab Switcher

In iOS 15, Safari has been completely redesigned with easier-to-reach controls in mind. Foremost is a new, compact tab bar that floats at the bottom of the screen when you're not inputting a URL address. Safari on iOS has also inherited the Start Page from macOS Big Sur, and you can now create tab groups to allow you to easily access them across devices. Let's take a closer look at how it all fits together. The Start Page First seen in macOS Big Sur, Safari's redesigned Start Page is where...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Safari, Tim Hardwick, Start Page, iOS 15, Tab group


iOS 15 Reminders Gains New 'Smart List' Feature for Easily Filtering Reminders Based on Locations, Tags, and More

In iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey, Apple is expanding the features built into the stock Reminders app, which received a major overhaul in 2019. With the new updates shipping this fall, users will be able to create "Smart Lists" that corral reminders based on different filters, such as their location, due date, flag, priority, and more. With the new functionality, users can create powerful lists that show reminders based only on several filters. For example, users may create a Smart Lis...
Tags: Apple, Monterey, Apple Developer Program, iOS 15, Monterey Apple


iOS 15's Live Text Feature Lets You Digitize Written Notes, Call a Number on a Sign, Translate a Menu, and Much More

In iOS 15, Apple is introducing a new feature called Live Text that can recognize text when it appears in your camera's viewfinder or in a photo you've taken and let you perform several actions with it. For example, Live Text allows you to capture a phone number from a storefront with the option to place a call, or look up a location name in Maps to get directions. It also incorporates optical character recognition, so you can search for and locate the picture of a handwritten note in your p...
Tags: Apple, Siri, Siri zwnj, iOS 15, Live Text


Apple Putting a Stop to Email Tracking Pixels With Mail Privacy Protection in iOS 15 and macOS Monterey

Tracking when you've opened up an email and what you've read is something that many companies and advertisers rely on for their marketing efforts, plus there are email clients out there designed to let users know when the emails they've sent have been opened up. Much of this tracking is facilitated by remote images that load when viewing an email, and some of it is even sneakier, with advertisers using invisible tracking pixels. Tracking pixels are hidden graphics that you might not see in an...
Tags: Apple, Google, Featured, Mail, Alex Austin, Monterey, Wall Street Journal, iOS 15, macOS Monterey, Monterey Apple


iOS 15 Lets Developers Hide Sensitive Information in Widgets on the Lock Screen Until iPhone Is Unlocked

On iOS and iPadOS 15, Apple is adding new functionality to WidgetKit, introduced last year, that will allow developers to classify information deemed as sensitive in their widgets, meaning that specific information will only become viewable on the lock screen when the user unlocks their device. iOS 14 introduced completely redesigned ‌widgets‌ for the lock screen and Home Screen. While there are no major changes to WidgetKit this year, the new password-protected feature may be welcomed by app...
Tags: Apple, iOS 15, WidgetKit


FaceTime on iOS 15 Alerts You If You Try to Talk While Muted

The next time you try talking on a FaceTime call on iOS 15 with your microphone muted, iOS will provide you a subtle reminder to unmute your microphone so others can hear you. The new reminder, first spotted by The Verge, is part of a wider assortment of changes and new features coming to ‌FaceTime‌ with the release of ‌iOS 15‌, iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey later this fall. Heightened by the global health crisis, millions have switched to working remotely via ‌FaceTime‌, Zoom, and other plat...
Tags: Apple, Monterey, Facetime, iOS 15


iOS 15 Allows You to Request Refunds for In-App Purchases Directly Within Apps

One small but useful new feature introduced in iOS 15 is the ability for customers to request refunds for in-app purchases directly within an app, rather than having to use the Report a Problem page on Apple's website. Apple has introduced a new StoreKit API that allows developers to implement a "Request a Refund" option within their apps. Users can tap on this option, select a specific in-app purchase, identify the issue that prompted the refund request, and tap the Request Refund button. On...
Tags: Apple, App Store, iOS 15


Apple's Crowdsourced Find My Network Will Soon Help You Locate Your Lost AirPods Pro or AirPods Max

With iOS 15, AirPods Pro and AirPods Max will be able to tap into the Find My network, allowing users to locate their lost AirPods in the unfortunate event they get lost outside of nearby Bluetooth range. Users have always been able to locate their ‌AirPods‌ through the ‌Find My‌ app within Bluetooth range. Now, with ‌iOS 15‌, ‌AirPods Pro‌ and ‌AirPods Max‌ can tap into the ‌Find My‌ network to relay their approximate location, even if they're out of Bluetooth range from the owner. ‌AirPods ...
Tags: Apple, AirPods Pro, Find My, iOS 15, AirPods Max, AirPods Max zwnj


Spotlight gets more powerful in iOS 15, even lets you install apps

With the upcoming release of iOS 15 for Apple mobile devices, Apple’s built-in search feature known as Spotlight will become a lot more functional. In what may be one of its bigger updates since it introduced Siri Suggestions, the new version of Spotlight is becoming an alternative to Google for several key queries, including web images and information about actors, musicians, TV shows and movies. It will also now be able to search across your photo library, deliver richer results for contacts, ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Google, Mobile, Apps, Wikipedia, Siri, Tech, Smartphones, Spotlight, Search Engine, App Store, Imdb, Mobile Devices, Operating Systems


Check Out iPadOS 15's New Multitasking Features

iPadOS 15 includes most of the new changes that were introduced in iOS 15, but there are also some iPad-specific features designed specifically for Apple's larger-screened iOS devices. One of these new features is an update to multitasking, which we've highlighted in our latest YouTube video. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Multitasking can be done the same way as it was before, but there's also a new multitasking menu that streamlines the multitasking experie...
Tags: Apple, Featured, MacRumors YouTube, Split View, iOS 15


iOS 15 Finally Lets You Block Your Exes From Ruining Your Photo Memories

With iOS 15, Apple is introducing more granular control over the people and places that show up in your Photos Memories, letting you fine tune just who makes random appearances in the ‌Photos‌ app and the ‌Photos‌ widget. In iOS 14, the option on the right was available, but in ‌iOS 15‌, the person-specific option is new You've already been able to select "Suggest Fewer Memories Like This" when viewing a memory in the "For You" section of ‌Photos‌ or remove a photo from photo suggestions ent...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Elijah Wood, iOS 15


iOS 15 Tidbits: Text Cursor Magnifier, New Dial Picker, Custom Text Size Per App, and More

Apple this week released the first iOS 15 beta to developers, and away from the brouhaha surrounding its many tentpole features, many notable tweaks and improvements are continuing to be uncovered. Here, we've pulled out a few that we think are worth highlighting. Bear in mind that Apple hasn't mentioned all of these changes in its ‌iOS 15‌ marketing, and there's no guarantee that they'll make the final cut when ‌iOS 15‌ is released to the public in the fall. Original Wheel Picker Returns ...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Control Center, iOS 15


'Spatialize Stereo' Feature in iOS 15 and macOS Monterey Simulates Spatial Audio for Non-Dolby Content

In iOS 15 and macOS Monterey betas, Apple has quietly included a new audio feature called "Spatialize Stereo" that takes any non-Dolby stereo mix and creates a virtual spatial audio environment out of it. The addition was first discovered by a Reddit user, who had this to say about it: I assumed that if they ever did this it would warrant at the very least a mention in a Keynote, but unless I completely missed it today I don't think they said anything about it! The greatest thing about this...
Tags: Apple, Reddit, Monterey, Dolby Atmos, Atmos, Control Center, iOS 15, AirPods Max, Atmos Spatial Audio, Control Center Long press


iOS 15 and macOS Monterey Introduce Ability to Capture 15-Second Gameplay Recordings Using a Game Controller

Apple's new iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey software updates unveiled this week introduce the ability to capture and save the last 15 seconds of gameplay at any time by long pressing a designated button on a supported game controller. Instead of having to remember to start and stop a screen recording while playing a game, this optional new feature allows iPhone, iPad, and Mac users to capture 15-second highlight videos by simply long pressing the Share (or Create) button on a supported ...
Tags: Apple, Monterey, iOS 15, macOS Monterey


Hands-On With iOS 15: See Apple's New Operating System Update in Action

Apple yesterday unveiled iOS 15, the newest version of the iOS operating system that runs on the iPhone (and the iPad with iPadOS 15). ‌iOS 15‌ is a significant update that introduces many important new features, and we thought we'd give MacRumors readers a first look at the new software. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Not everything that was announced yesterday is functional right now, with Apple planning to roll out and refine features over the beta testing...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Facetime, MacRumors YouTube, iOS 15


iOS 15 Lets Your Family Access Your Data If You Die

With iOS 15, Apple is introducing a new Digital Legacy program that designates people as Legacy Contacts to let them access your Apple ID account and personal information in the event of your death. This feature does not appear to be live at the current time, but based on Apple's description, it will give your friends or family members access to your photos and other important data after your death. This is an important new addition to iOS because right now, if someone passes away with a lock...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Apple Id, Digital Legacy, iOS 15


iOS 15 Includes Secure Paste Feature That Hides the Clipboard From Developers

iOS 15 has multiple significant privacy-focused improvements such as new protections in the Mail app to prevent tracking, an App Privacy section that shows you how often apps access sensitive information like location, and on-device Siri processing, but there are also some smaller but equally important changes. One of these updates is a new Secure Paste function for developers, which can be built into apps. With this feature implemented, users can paste something from a different app, with th...
Tags: Apple, Siri, Tiktok, iOS 15, TikTok Hotels com Reddit Zillow


Apple Aims to Lure Android Users to iPhone With Improved 'Move to iOS' Experience in iOS 15

To help new iPhone owners transition from an Android device, Apple uses the "Move to iOS" Android app for transferring content like contacts, message history, photos and videos, web bookmarks, mail account information, calendars, DRM-free songs, wallpapers, and more. This app has been around since 2015, but with the release of iOS 15, Apple is improving the Move to iOS experience. With ‌iOS 15‌, Apple will also allow Android users to transfer photo albums, files, folders, and Accessibility s...
Tags: Apple, Google, Android, Move to iOS, iOS 15


iOS 15 Automatically Archives Expired Boarding Passes and Tickets in Wallet App

Apple announced iOS 15 on Monday, and as usual, there is a long list of smaller features that went unmentioned during the WWDC keynote. One of these small but helpful features is archived passes in the Wallet app. Starting with iOS 15, expired boarding passes and event tickets in the Wallet app are automatically moved to an expired list, helping to reduce clutter. In the Settings app under Wallet & Apple Pay, there's a toggle switch for hiding expired passes that is enabled by default. User...
Tags: Apple, Wallet, Tsa, Apple Wallet, iOS 15



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