Apple iOS 15 brings major improvements to apps like Apple Maps, FaceTime, iMessage and others

Apple kick off the WWDC 2021 event with the major announcement of iOS 15 update. The all new iOS 15 update brings massive improvements with Apple Maps, FaceTime and many more.

As anticipated, the annual WWDC 2021 event kicked off with the unveiling of the Apple iOS 15 update. The brand-new iOS 15 update introduces numerous advanced features. This latest version brings changes to various apps, including FaceTime, iMessage, Apple Maps, Weather, Photos, and more. With the iOS 15 update, FaceTime calls will appear more natural and lifelike. Moreover, the FaceTime app update brings spatial audio, enhancing the sense of connection between individuals.

iOS 15 brings new updates to FaceTime

According to official reports, the latest Apple iOS update 15 introduces exciting new video features to the FaceTime app. These features may include a portrait mode and more. The portrait mode will blur the background, emphasizing the user’s face. Additionally, there are claims that FaceTime will soon be accessible to Android and Windows users in the near future. Users can generate links for FaceTime calls and send them across their friends and family members.

Apple launches iOS 15 update at WWDC 2021 event with several changes including Apple Maps, Facetime update
Apple launches iOS 15 update at WWDC 2021 event with several changes including Apple Maps, Facetime update

Currently, Android users and other device users can join FaceTime calls, but only through the web. The recent Apple iOS 15 update introduces the SharePlay feature to FaceTime calls. This feature enables users to listen together, watch together, and even share their screens during FaceTime calls.

Apple iOS 15 update brings New Look Notifications

The new Apple iOS 15 update brings a fresh look to notifications. Furthermore, Apple has introduced a notification summary feature that provides a concise overview of the day’s events. This saves users time as they no longer need to go through each individual message or notification. Additionally, Apple announced the inclusion of a “do not disturb” mode in the iOS 15 update, which allows users to mute all notifications.

  • Focus Mode with iOS 15

Apple iOS 15 update also brings Focus Mode. This mode will allow users to focus on either or personal life or work or anything else. For instance, if you are at work, you can set the Focus Mode to Work. By setting this mode, you will get all the notifications related to work such as emails, urgent message and much more. Additionally, you can also set the timings for each mode separately. Apple also provides some options and ways to customize focus mode also.

  • Live Text Feature in iOS 15

The all-new Apple iOS 15 update also brings feature like Live Text. This feature will work in such a way that when user points the camera towards a text. Then the text will get highlighted. Now, user can select, copy and paste the required text anywhere wherever required. This Live Text feature uses a deep neural network to scan photos across the entire system. It can also scan any photos which could be available on web. Currently, this live text feature supports seven languages. Additionally, iOS 15 update also brings Spotlight universal search feature. It can basically search for photos in the photos collection.

Apple iOS 15: New Features at Glance including Apple Facetime update etc
Apple iOS 15: New Features at Glance including Apple Facetime update etc
  • Memories feature in iOS 15

The Apple iOS 15 also brings Memories feature. In this update, Memories can automatically add Apple Music in the Memories videos. This will make it livelier than ever before. The latest update also brings improvements and new features in Wallet and Weather app. The Weather app gets complete overhaul and more latest features. Lastly, Apple Maps also get some improvements. The Apple Maps get driving mode. It provides more details about the road such as bus lane, metro parking and much more.

Apple iOS 15 Update: Availability

Currently, Apple is yet to reveal the actual release date for the latest update. According to reports, the latest iOS 15 update will be available for all the compatible devices in this fall season. The developer beta for iOS 15 is available to download. Whereas, the public beta will be made available starting next month. However, the company did not announce any specific arrival date. Keep in mind, these beta updates are full of bugs and issues. We suggest you to update the iOS 15 Beta version on your own risk.

According to rumors, the upcoming flagship iPhone 13 series will launch with iOS 15 public update. With the latest iOS 15 software, Apple will bring multiple new features for iMessage, FaceTime, Apple Maps and much more. Apple also confirmed that the Apple iPhone 6S will be the oldest device to get the latest iOS 15 software. Also Read: Google Photos app gets nostalgic with AI, locked folder features

List of devices ready for iOS 15

The Apple iOS 15 compatible device includes iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max. For iPhone 11 series, the list includes iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max. For iPhone X series, the list includes iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X. Apple iPhone 8 series includes models like iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus. For iPhone 7 series, the list includes iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus. For iPhone 6 series, the list includes iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus. The list also includes Special Edition iPhone models like iPhone SE (1st generation), iPhone SE (2nd generation).

Written by Pulkit Sharma

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