Video: 20 Annoyances Apple Fixed in iOS 15 and macOS Monterey

With iOS 15 and macOS Monterey, Apple is adding several quality of life improvements, which are designed to address some of the complaints that people have had with these operating systems for years now.


In our latest YouTube video, we're highlighting some of our favorite "fix" features that address long-running problems in iOS and macOS or that bring significant improvements to the usage experience.

Some of these major improvements include an option to erase a Mac without having to reinstall the operating system, connecting to a Mac using AirPlay, requesting refunds for in-app purchases directly within an app, getting an alert if you leave your phone behind, automatically removing expired passes from Wallet, and more. We've even thrown in a couple bonus tvOS features.

What are your favorite quality of life improvements in iOS 15 and ‌macOS Monterey‌? Let us know in the comments.

Top Rated Comments

Baggy Spandex Avatar
17 months ago
Can we just list the 20? I'm not watching a video.
Score: 163 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gloop69 Avatar
17 months ago

Can we just list the 20? I'm not watching a video.

Can someone post a TLDW?
1) Erase All Content & Settings (0:20)

2) Auto Window Resizing (0:52)

3) Use Another Mac As External Display (1:10)

4) Low Power Mode on Mac (1:29)

5) HomePod Mini Default AppleTV Speaker (1:57)

6) Use FaceID or TouchID with AppleTV (2:10)

7) Request a Refund (2:28)

8) Text Selector Magnifying Glass (2:51)

9) Time Selection Scroll Wheel (3:07)

10) App Store Screenshots Hidden for Installed Apps (3:18)

11) Archive Expired Passes & Tickets (3:46)

12) View iPhone Apps in Landscape on iPad (4:15)

13) App Library on iPad (4:32)

14) Rearrange Home Screen Pages (4:45)

15) Custom iCloud Mail Domain (5:08)

16) Locate Turned-Off Devices (5:26)

17) Separation Alerts (5:43)

18) EXIF Metadata in Photos App (6:07)

19) FaceTime on Android & PC (6:32)

20) Temporary Expanded iCloud Storage (6:51)
Score: 103 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Anthony Sullivan Avatar
17 months ago
How about Finder windows remembering the god damn column sizes already?
Score: 54 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Rivanov Avatar
17 months ago
Can someone post a TLDW?
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
adammusic Avatar
17 months ago
Still didn’t fix my #1 annoyance.
Flash ON is buried in the tray. Bring it back to the top left with Auto/Off.
Taking photos is a nightmare experience
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
coolaaron88 Avatar
17 months ago

New feature in iOS15 : 'get an alert if you leave your phone behind"... UH... what am I missing here... If I leave my phone... 1) how does it know it was left behind and 2) how does it alert me? I left it behind!
If you have an Apple Watch it alerts you there.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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