Here's When You Can Download iOS 15.4, iPadOS 15.4, and macOS Monterey 12.3 With Universal Control

As announced at Apple's "Peek Performance" media event on March 8, the public release of iOS 15.4, iPadOS 15.4, and macOS 12.3 is set to take place this week. Keep reading to learn when they are likely to become available to download in your time zone.

iOS 15
Many users have been eagerly awaiting iOS 15.4, which adds several new features, such as an option to use Face ID while wearing a mask (iPhone 12 and later), 37 new emoji characters, and support for the new "Tap to Pay on ‌iPhone‌" feature that allows NFC-compatible iPhones to accept payments through Apple Pay.

Meanwhile, iPadOS 15.4 and macOS 12.3 are set to make Universal Control available to the general public for the first time, allowing multiple Macs and iPads to be controlled with the same mouse/trackpad and keyboard. Also set to be made available to the general public for the first time are watchOS 8.5 and tvOS 15.4.

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Apple has said the updates will arrive sometime between March 14 and March 18, and while we don't know the specific day when these updates will drop, Apple typically releases major new versions of its operating systems between Monday and Wednesday.

Regardless of the day they arrive, Apple's OS updates tend to come out around 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time. There are no guarantees Apple will stick to its usual release timing, but that seems to be a pretty reasonable guess, so we've put together this list of corresponding times around the world:

  • Honolulu, Hawaii — 7:00 a.m. HST
  • Anchorage, Alaska — 9:00 a.m. AKDT
  • Cupertino, California — 10:00 a.m. PDT
  • Phoenix, Arizona — 10:00 a.m. MST
  • Vancouver, Canada — 10:00 a.m. PDT
  • Denver, Colorado — 11:00 a.m. MDT
  • Dallas, Texas — 12:00 noon CDT
  • New York, New York — 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • Toronto, Canada — 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • Halifax, Canada — 2:00 p.m. ADT
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — 2:00 p.m. BRT
  • London, United Kingdom — 5:00 p.m. GMT
  • Berlin, Germany — 6:00 p.m. CET
  • Paris, France — 6:00 p.m. CET
  • Cape Town, South Africa — 7:00 p.m. SAST
  • Helsinki, Finland — 7:00 p.m. EET
  • Istanbul, Turkey — 8:00 p.m. TRT
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 9:00 p.m. GST
  • Delhi, India — 10:30 p.m. IST
  • Jakarta, Indonesia — 12:00 a.m. WIB next day
  • Shanghai, China — 1:00 a.m. CST next day
  • Singapore — 1:00 a.m. SGT next day
  • Perth, Australia — 1:00 a.m. AWST next day
  • Hong Kong — 1:00 a.m. HKT next day
  • Seoul, South Korea — 2:00 a.m. KST next day
  • Tokyo, Japan — 2:00 a.m. JST next day
  • Adelaide, Australia — 3:30 a.m. ACDT next day
  • Sydney, Australia — 4:00 a.m. AEDT next day
  • Auckland, New Zealand — 6:00 a.m. NZDT next day

For more on ‌macOS Monterey‌, make sure to check out our dedicated roundup and separate guide to Universal Control. For a complete overview of all of the features that are available in iOS 15, we also have a dedicated iOS 15 roundup.

Related Forums: iOS 15, macOS Monterey

Top Rated Comments

roncron Avatar
29 months ago
Title should be "We don't know which day you can download iOS 15.4..."
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SvenLorenz1975 Avatar
29 months ago
Just make sure to post the "IT'S OUT NOW! START DOWNLOADING NOW!" article half an hour before it's actually released, as always. It would feel weird if you didn't.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Phogro Avatar
29 months ago
In recent memory most final releases have been Monday right? Hoping for today.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
alecgold Avatar
29 months ago
Universal control is really, really great!

Edit: I've tested it on a my (not primary) MacBook Pro 13" and my M1 iPP 11".
It's really smooth, seamless and "it just works"
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
grmatt Avatar
29 months ago

Universal control is really, really great!
This is what I'm looking forward to most. ??
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Porco Avatar
29 months ago
I’ve been looking forward to this. Mainly for the FaceID-while-wearing-a-mask option on my iPhone.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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