The Ultimate iOS 15 Walkthrough: Guides and How Tos for Every New Feature

While iOS 15 was in the beta testing phase, we here at MacRumors wrote up a series of in-depth feature guides to highlight everything that's new in the update, along with how tos to walk you through using those features.

Ultimate iOS 15 Guide Feature
This is a comprehensive guide with all of our coverage, and it's a great resource for casual users who haven't had a chance to test out iOS 15 prior to its launch. Everything is organized by app or feature to make it easy to find what you might be looking for.

Overview

Safari

Messages

FaceTime

Photos

Focus Mode

Mail

Notifications and Home Screen

Maps

Siri

Find My

Privacy

Wallet App

Translation Features

Weather

HomeKit

Notes and Reminders

Podcasts

Accessibility

Downgrading

Guide Feedback

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Top Rated Comments

Analog Kid Avatar
37 months ago
These stories always remind me how few new features I use. I hear people complaining that Apple isn't innovating enough, but I feel like I've stopped using new features about 5 years ago. That's not entirely true, but certainly if I need to memorize some hidden gesture then I'm not using it.

I guess that's why I update hardware so rarely.
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I7guy Avatar
37 months ago
I'm going to go through the list. Wow, MR. Nice job with the feature index.
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fbr$ Avatar
37 months ago
When I turn on the "iCloud Tabs" option on "Customize Start Page" in Safari on my iPhone, it shows up dozens of websites I visited months ago on my iPad.

Then I longpress on one of those ancient website links and select "Close" and it disappears. But then I reopen the Safari app on my iPad (with no webpages opened), and that same website link reappears on "iCloud Tabs" on my iPhone. There's no way to permanently delete them. It's weird!

I'm sick of having issues with iCloud. A few days ago it took more than 30 minutes to upload a 15MB file on my Mac. I'm talking about 15MB, not 15GB! And also few days ago a screenshot I took on my iPad it took about 1 hour for it to show up on Photos on my iPhone!
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[AUT] Thomas Avatar
37 months ago
How do I restore the App-Icon spacing to something that doesn't look hideous? There's half a mile on the left and right side between bezel and icons -and the icons are centered in the middle, super tiny, but again with enough space between them to park a truck.
Selecting "Use Large App Icons" improves it, but the gap left and right remains... ? WTF, Apple? Did noone test this on an iPad mini?



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_Spinn_ Avatar
37 months ago
These guides are helpful to remember what is all in this update.
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jz0309 Avatar
37 months ago
Thanks for posting MR / @jclo
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