Apple Releases iOS 15.6.1 and iPadOS 15.6.1 With Bug Fixes

Apple today released iOS and iPadOS 15.6.1, minor updates to the iOS and iPadOS 15 operating systems initially released in September 2021. iOS 15.6.1 and iPadOS 15.6.1 come a month after Apple released iOS 15.6 and iPadOS 15.6 with new Live Sports features and bug fixes.

iOS 15
The iOS 15.6.1 and iPadOS 15.6.1 updates can be downloaded for free and the software is available on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the new software, go to Settings > General > Software Update.

According to Apple's release notes, the updates include bug fixes and security improvements. iOS 15.6.1 and iPadOS 15.6.1 address kernel and WebKit vulnerabilities that could lead to arbitrary code execution. Apple says that it is aware that these vulnerabilities may have been actively exploited in the wild, so it is important to update right away.

These may be some of the final updates to the iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 operating systems as Apple is now focusing on the iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 updates that are set to launch this fall.

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Top Rated Comments

macman01101 Avatar
22 months ago
Hopefully this fixes the battery issues
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
0924487 Avatar
22 months ago

iOS 15.6.1 and iPadOS 15.6.1 address kernel and WebKit vulnerabilities ('https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT213412') that could lead to arbitrary code execution. Apple says that it is aware that these vulnerabilities may have been actively explited in the wild, so it is important to update right away.
This sounds like the code for "we just plugged a jailbreak exploit."
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CarlJ Avatar
22 months ago

This sounds like the code for "we just plugged a jailbreak exploit."
A "jailbreak exploit" aka a way for nation-states and other nefarious actors to hack into targeted people's phones. Security vulnerabilities don't choose who they let in.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CarlJ Avatar
22 months ago

Why are people still on iOS 15? iOS 16 public beta seems to be as stable as iOS 15 was on my 13 Pro Max ?
Many of us only have one phone, and don't have a separate development device. It's never been a recommended practice to run beta software on your primary device.

"Seems to be as stable" is a poor standard to use - it "seems" like I can drive around without a seatbelt on and nothing ever happens. So, it's perfectly fine to just not wear seatbelts, right? Right?

I know what beta means, and it's not "free sneak peak at something cool that's totally stable".

So I'll wait for the official non-beta release, thanks.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
RML0220 Avatar
22 months ago
Snappiness has been confirmed.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Love-hate ? relationship Avatar
22 months ago
iPadOS 15.6.1 updates can be downloaded for free

Wow ,free apple stuff everyone !
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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