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Apple today released iOS and iPadOS 15.6.1, minor updates to the iOS and iPadOS 15 operating systems initially released in September 2021. iOS 15.6.1 and iPadOS 15.6.1 come a month after Apple released iOS 15.6 and iPadOS 15.6 with new Live Sports features and bug fixes.

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The iOS 15.6.1 and iPadOS 15.6.1 updates can be downloaded for free and the software is available on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the new software, go to Settings > General > Software Update.

According to Apple's release notes, the updates include bug fixes and security improvements. iOS 15.6.1 and iPadOS 15.6.1 address kernel and WebKit vulnerabilities that could lead to arbitrary code execution. Apple says that it is aware that these vulnerabilities may have been actively exploited in the wild, so it is important to update right away.

These may be some of the final updates to the iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 operating systems as Apple is now focusing on the iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 updates that are set to launch this fall.

Article Link: Apple Releases iOS 15.6.1 and iPadOS 15.6.1 With Bug Fixes
 
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StuBeck

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Wonder if this fixes the VPN issues announced on ArsTechnica a few minutes ago. It'd be useful to have release notes for these types of things.
 
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Populus

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Hopefully this will address the memory leak that some people complained about since iOS 15.5, still present on 15.6, and that was apparently fixed on iOS 16 Betas.

Source: The comment section on the iOS 15.6 release note from 9to5mac (https://9to5mac.com/2022/07/20/ios-15-6-now-available-features/#disqus_thread)

Because of that, and the battery drain issues I’m reading, I’m still on iOS 15.4.1, and I’d honestly like to update.
 
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BShanks

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Hopefully it fixes all the things I lost when I upgraded from iOS 14 last month. :rolleyes:

Could you share what items you lost? I am still on iOS 14 as I generally wait until August to update to the next full version. iOS 14 works perfectly for my needs.
 
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klasma

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Wonder if this fixes the VPN issues announced on ArsTechnica a few minutes ago. It'd be useful to have release notes for these types of things.
Those issues were already reported to Apple for iOS 13, so I wouldn’t hold my breath.
 
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