Apple recently started rolling out the iOS version 15.6 update on eligible iPhones and iPadOS 15.6 on iPads. As it seems, this is mostly a software update that covers unspecified bug fixes and security upgrades.
Anyway, even if this isn’t the most exciting iPhone/iPad software update, in particular it might be the last iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 update we’ll get before the next major releases mid-to-late September, next to the new one iPhone 14 series.
And until then, it’s important to stay up to date for security’s sake, so to make sure you have the iOS or iPadOS 15.6 update ready to install, navigate to the Settings app and tap Software update. If you are using an older iOS/iPadOS version, you will be prompted to “Download and Install” the update. This may take a few minutes and reset your smartphone or iPad.
After that, you might be interested in what the bigger, upcoming iOS and iPadOS software updates will bring you Apple phones and tablets in a few months.
In short, later this year with iOS 16, your iPhone will finally get a highly customizable lock screen with support for Apple Watch-like widgets. Meanwhile, iPad fans will be happy to hear that the new M1 iPad Pro models and the M1 iPad Air gets a MacOS-like multitasking feature called Stage Manager. Learn all about the upcoming iOS 16 / iPadOS 16 features and more from the links above.