At its California Streaming event last week Apple announced the release date of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15. Now the new software upgrade for iPhones and iPads are finally being rolled out to users across the globe. This will come with improvement over the previous generations of iOS with multitasking made easy now. The latest iOS update will also bring other important features like Memoji SharePlay and Focus while the new iPadOS update will include upgraded FaceTime, Slide Over and Split View. Apart from this WatchOS 8 is now available too for Watch Series smartwatches. Here is a list of supported devices and how to download the latest update.
iOS 15 supported devices
iOS 15 is a free software update that is available starting today for iPhone 6s and later. The list includes iPhone 13 Series, iPhone 12 Series, iPhone 11 Series, iPhone X series, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone SE 2nd gen and iPod touch 7th gen.
How to download iOS 15 on your compatible devices
Immediately after the iOS update drops on your device all you need to do is use your compatible device go to Settings > General > Software Update. If you have already chosen the option for automatic download then the iOS 15 update will automatically get downloaded on your device once it is available. However, the eligible users can also manually download it using a Mac computer but before doing this make sure you have taken your device backup via iCloud or computer. Also, be sure that your iPhone or iPod is fully charged.
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iPad OS 15 supported devices
Again iPadOS 15 is also a free software update that is now available for iPad mini 4 and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, and all iPad Pro models. The list includes iPad Pro 12.9-inch (5th generation), iPad Pro 11-inch (3rd 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 (9th generation), iPad (8th generation), iPad (7th generation), iPad (6th generation), iPad (5th generation), iPad mini (6th generation), iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini 4, iPad Air (4th generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) and iPad Air 2.
How to download iPadOS 15
In order to do so, the steps are similar to what we have explained for the iOS 15 download. Once the update arrives the eligible users will be able to download it by Settings > General > Software Update. The update will automatically be downloaded to compatible devices if you have already chosen that option.
WatchOS 8 supported devices
Apple WatchOS is also now available for download for eligible users as a free software update starting today. The new operating system is compatible with Apple Watch Series 3, Apple Watch Series 4, Watch Series 5, Apple Watch SE, Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch Series 7.
How to download WatchOS 8
To download WatchOS 8 the eligible users require iPhone 6s or later with iOS 15 or later and one of the above mentioned Apple Watch models. The users can then download it by going to General > Software Update on the Watch app of your iPhone. It can also be downloaded by going to Settings > General > Software Update. Apple Fitness+ updates will be available beginning Monday, September 27.
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