Apple iPhone iOS software update sparks wave of complaints

iPhone users got to grips with the latest software update, which was one of the biggest changes to iOS so far.

Apple recently released iOS 15.1 and its improved operating system includes a range of new features, including the ability to listen to music with others, use playlist sharing, and even watch TV and movies together.

iPhone 12 users will find better battery capacity estimates, thanks to updated battery algorithms, while iPhone 13Pro users can now record professional-quality video and can disable the feature macro mode to take impressive close-up photos.

The update also fixed a few annoying little bugs that affected Photo storage, WiFi, the Wallet app, and Photo storage.

The on-screen notifications are also different thanks to the new icons.

However, as reported by the Bristol Post, a change that sparked debate among iPhone users was moving the URL bar in Safari from the top to the bottom of the screen.

Although the URL bar change was made earlier this year, with the release of iOS 15, people who just updated their phones will only notice the changes now. The redesign aims to make it easier for users to access the URL bar while browsing on their phone.

Some iPhone owners have taken to Twitter to complain about the change.

Nicolette Ray said: “I just realized that the new iPhone update has forced Safari to place its URL bar at the BOTTOM of the screen. What a freak…????”

User Pratiti agreed, “Omg I HATE the address bar at the bottom on Apple’s new iPhone update why yyy”.

Another user complained: “The new iphone update changed the appearance of notifications and moved the Safari search bar to the bottom. I feel like someone came to me and revamped my kitchen.”

Some users have also complained that they have had trouble connecting to Bluetooth devices using their iPhones since the update, making it difficult to use devices like AirPods.

Sammy J Dow wrote: “My phone was working great yesterday. I updated to iOS 15 and now my AirPods won’t connect to my iPhone. @Apple better get together ASAP or we’ll have a real problem !”

Only users of iPhone 6S, released in 2015, or newer phones will be affected by the update. Additionally, you’ll need an iPhone XS or higher to take advantage of new features like portrait mode on FaceTime, Live Text, spatial audio, and augmented reality directions on Maps.

Here’s the lowdown on some of the new iPhone features.

SharePlay

You can do more than just chat on FaceTime with the SharePlay update. It lets you enjoy in-app synced experiences with loved ones, so you can listen to playlists on Apple Music, watch Apple TV, or even enjoy a workout together. There are features like split controls, so you can pause and rewind whenever you want, and smart volume automatically lowers the sound when someone speaks.

Apple TV users have the ability to watch movies or TV on the big screen, while continuing their FaceTime chat on their phone.

You can also use screen sharing, allowing people on the call to view photos, browse the web together, and more.

Camera

You can enjoy ProRes video capture if you are using iPhone 13 Pro or iPhone 13 Pro Max. These phones also have an option to disable automatic camera switching on photos and videos, which is perfect for capturing macro shots and close-ups.

Translate

Mandarin Chinese is now supported in the Translate app.

Shortcuts

You can now easily overlay text on images and gifs. Siri also has a new collection of games to keep you entertained.

Bug fixes

A few bug fixes have been addressed with this latest update, including the Photo app bug that incorrectly reported that storage was full and incorrect temperatures displayed on the Weather app. Some other bug fixes include the issue where audio playback from an app would stop when you lock the screen.

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