During WWDC in June, Apple unveiled iOS 15, which has now undergone public and developer beta testing. The official release of the most recent iPhone software, which includes a brand-new Safari, Focus mode, Live Text, revamped Notifications, Background Sounds, and more, is just around the horizon on September 20. Let’s examine how to respond to the query “when does iOS 15 release?”
Update 9/20: Today, September 20, is the official launch date for iOS 15. Here is the estimated time when the update will go live.
At PT/1 ET, iOS 14 was released the previous year. Interestingly was an exception because Apple chose to start the public distribution one day after its iPhone 12 unveiling.
Apple resumed releasing iOS 15 one week after the iPhone 13 event this year. Moreover, in previous years, iOS 11, 12, and 13 were all released at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET.
Although there is no assurance, it is probably apple will probably 5 be at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET on September 20.
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iOS 15 release date: Sept. 20
On June 7, 2021, Apple first unveiled iOS 15 during its annual Worldwide Developers Conference. On June 30, a public beta version of the new OS was made available for download. Initially, it was only accessible for developers to test.
Apple said that iOS 15 would be broadly available for free download on Sept. 20 at the iPhone 13 launch on Sept. 14. If you haven’t already, you may download the updated operating system right away (here’s how).
This is consistent with Apple’s usual release schedule for iOS, which calls for the software to be available a week after an iPhone launch event.
And you probably qualify for iOS 15 if you’ve been using the same iPhone since 2015 or later. The iPhone 6S and all subsequent iPhones can run Apple’s iOS 15.
Major iOS updates often appear following Apple’s September event. We can look at the last several years to have a good estimate of when that’s likely to happen even if it hasn’t been formally declared this year.
In the past, Apple has often published iOS a week or so after its September event, but in 2020, it surprised everyone by formally releasing iOS 14 just one day after the Time Flies event.
- iOS releases in the past:
- 2020-09-16 for iOS 14 (after September 15 event)
- iOS 13: September 19, 2019 (after the event on September 10)
- September 17, 2018, for iOS 12 (after September 12 event)
- September 19, 2017, for iOS 11 (after September 12 event)
When does iOS 15 come out?
We could see iOS 15 released as early as September 15 if Apple continues to conduct its event in the second full week of September this year and releases the new software the following day.
This year’s significant iOS upgrade may instead be released later in September if Apple either delays its event until later in the month or chooses not to release the new OS the day following the event.
iOS 15 new features
Here are a handful of the major updates included in iOS 15, which was introduced at WWDC 2021. (And here is a list of every new feature in iOS 15).
FaceTime upgrades: Spatial audio, support for Android and Windows
Your video chats will sound more genuine and realistic thanks to FaceTime’s spatial audio feature, which makes people’s voices seem to emanate from where they are on the screen. FaceTime also starts to resemble Zoom more, enabling you to plan calls, distribute links to calls that can be viewed through browsers on Google Android and Microsoft Windows devices, and watch all participants in a grid format.
iMessage sharing features
Photos, news stories, and playlists may now be shared over iMessage with iOS 15’s new capabilities. Several photographs that a friend sends you over iMessage will display in a dynamic collage that you can swipe through or press to open all of them in your photos app. The same photographs are included in your own highlighted photos and memories as well as in a separate folder called “Shared with you” if you wish to retrieve them later. With your News and Apple Music applications’ new Shared with You sections, you can also access news stories and playlists shared via iMessage.
Don’t want to wait for iOS 15?
But at this stage in the testing cycle, Apple’s free public beta is very reliable if you don’t want to wait until September for iOS 15. See this page for instructions on installing the iOS beta.
Although there are still performance flaws and other difficulties, it’s still advisable to install it on a secondary device rather than your primary iPhone or iPad because they will be resolved in the coming weeks.