iOS 15.5, iPadOS 15.5, macOS Monterey 12.4 released ahead of WWDC 2022
The tech giant has also released macOS Monterey 12.4 that helps fix the poor webcam quality of the Studio Display monitor
Apple has released iOS 15.5 as its latest software release for iPhone users just weeks before kicking off WWDC 2022 where iOS 16 is expected to debut.
The iOS 15.5 update brings new experiences to Apple Wallet and Podcasts. It also carries a list of security fixes and could help the Cupertino company to address regulatory pressure over in-app purchases. Alongside iOS 15.5, Apple has brought iPadOS 15.5 for eligible iPad users.
The tech giant has also released macOS Monterey 12.4 that helps fix the poor webcam quality of the Studio Display monitor.
The official changelog shows that iOS 15.5 brings an updated Apple Wallet app that allows Apple Cash card users to quickly send and request money.
The update also brings Apple Podcasts with a new setting that helps limit episodes stored on your iPhone and automatically delete older ones.
Further, the new iOS release brings a fix for the issue that was causing home automation triggered by people arriving or leaving to fail.
The latest iOS update also fixes an issue that was causing the iPhone SE (2022) to unexpectedly shutdown in some cases.
Apart from these minor changes, the iOS 15.5 release carries a number of security fixes that you can read in detail from Apple's support page.
The iOS update also expands Apple's Communication Safety in Messages that was initially launched in the US to restrict children from viewing or sharing photos that contain nudity.
It has been expanded to Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the UK.
Apple has mentioned the addition in the iOS 15.5 release notes available to its users in these supported countries, as reported by The Apple Post.
Using Communication Safety, parents and guardians can restrict access of their children to nude content that might appear in the Messages app.
The feature can be enabled through the Screen Time settings.
In addition to Communication Safety, iOS 15.5 was seen in its beta version carrying references to enable support for apps with "external purchases". This may eventually allow developers to redirect users to make a purchase for subscription using third-party purchasing systems.