[Update: Nov. 30] Apple iOS 15/iPadOS 15 update bugs/issues tracker: Reported, acknowledged, & fixed

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on September 21, 2021) follows:

Apple announced the latest iteration of its mobile operating systems, iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, at the WWDC 2021 event held in early June. Since then, the iOS and iPadOs 15 have been the talk of the town.

The beta program for the latest iOS and iPadOS iterations was also started back then and those who took part in it got to taste multiple versions of the iOS and iPadOS 15 betas.

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Now, Apple has finally released the stable iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 updates which offer a bunch of new features and improvements to those with eligible the iPhone and iPad models.

However, major OS updates are bound to have several bugs and issues and the iOS and iPadOS 15 are no exceptions. To recall, iPhone Live Text users were facing the issue where the double tap on image to zoom function was not working as late as iOS 15 beta 7.

Also, the problem where the Reddit app kept running in the background came to light with iOS 15 beta 8. There were even compatibility issues with Microsoft apps on the iOS and iPadOS 15 RC updates.

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The stable iOS and iPadOS 15 updates have come out quite recently but iPhone and iPad users are already noticing and reporting about some bugs and issues during regular use.

Among them, the missing Shareplay or screen share on FaceTime feature, missing AirTags in the Find My app, blurred Apple Maps Look Around images, and more.

However, it is only natural for such major updates to have bugs and issues as long as they get taken care of in future updates.

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While it is possible that most of these bugs and issues might get resolved in future updates, there is no guarantee that new ones will not creep up in the future.

That said, we will keep tabs on all the bugs and issues that are currently present and will occur in the future on iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 in this dedicated tracker.

We’ll also update this story regularly as and when new information emerges so be sure to keep a weather eye on it to get the latest updates on the topic.

Update 1 (September 22)

10:26 am (IST): SharePlay has been re-enabled with the first iOS 15.1 beta update that’s out for developers. So it’s likely that a public rollout is around the corner too.

Apart from that, many users who’ve upgraded to iOS 15 are reportedly getting the ‘iPhone storage almost full’ message irrespective of the free storage space available on their devices. There’s no official acknowledgment at the time.

06:25 pm (IST): According to multiple reports, those using Telegram on iOS 15 are unable to play music in the messenger app but the issue is being looked into and the next app update is expected to bring fixes. More details here.

Update 2 (September 23)

11:15 am (IST): According to multiple reports, there is no sound in Instagram Stories after the iOS 15 update and the issue might be affecting other apps as well. More details here.

12:32 pm (IST): The Telegram music playback issue has since been fixed and affected persons are advised to download the latest version from App Store.

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IST 12:45 pm (IST): A security researcher who is unhappy with Apple has published details of an exploit that allows anyone to bypass a locked iPhone to access the Notes app on iOS 15. More on that here.

Update 3 (September 24)

IST 12:39 pm: A section of users of iPhones running iOS 15 Beta 15.1 now report that they’re facing a bug that shows they’re using zero storage on their iPhones.

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Update 4 (September 25)

IST 04:52 pm: It seems that a new bug has popped up that prevents Siri from sending or reading out emails on iOS 15 as well as iOS 14. Head here for all the details.

Update 5 (September 27)

IST 01:21 pm: Reports coming in now indicate that Apple might have ignored up to 3 different zero-day security vulnerabilities that are still present in iOS 15. More on that here.

IST 03:50 pm: It has come to light that users have trouble with Siri not working on the Apple Homepod after updating to iOS 15.

Update 6 (September 28)

12:32 pm (IST): Spotify has now come out to acknowledge the battery drain issues. The company says it is aware of these battery drain reports and that it has passed those reports onto its technical iOS team.

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IST 3:15 pm: The Brawl Stars brawlers/characters outline issue following the update to iOS 15 has been formally acknowledged. However, there is still no ETA for the resolution of this bug and you can learn more on this in our coverage of the same here.

04:05 pm (IST): It seems SiriusXM and more music apps are not working with Apple CarPlay after the iOS 15 update. Head here for more details on the matter.

Update 7 (September 29)

11:30 am (IST): According to recent reports, the notification sound for the Slack app is resetting to default on its own after the iOS 15 update. Head here for more details.

Update 8 (September 29)

12:40 pm (IST): Apple fixed a bug with the latest iOS 15.1 Beta 2 where users were unable to unlock their iPhone using Apple Watch while wearing masks. Know more about it here.

01:30 pm (IST): Some iPhone 13 users on iOS 15 have reported connectivity issues with CarPlay. However, there is a workaround that seems to be working for many.

04:26 pm (IST): New developments indicate that a section of users who’ve upgraded to iOS 15 are also troubled with the bug where notifications alerts don’t pop up. More details here.

Update 9 (September 30)

10:20 am (IST): It is now coming to light that users on iOS 15.1 Beta are facing an issue on SharePlay where the screen remains stuck in square mode even after disabling SharePlay.

11:22 am (IST): New reports from iPhone 13 users indicate that Face ID doesn’t work with CPAP masks. This, despite older iPhones working well with these masks on.

11:49 am (IST): The iPhone 13 touch issues are now reportedly present even in older iPhones following the update to iOS 15. More on that in our coverage here.

11:55 am (IST): A serious bug is present in iOS 15 Messages app and this causes saved Photos to be deleted.

12:03 pm (IST): More and more iPhone users continue to update their devices to iOS 15 and as such, we are bound to see more and more issues cropping up.

Now, it is coming to light that iOS 15 doesn’t offer a way to disable Apple TV Keyboard Notifications.

04:50 pm (IST): It seems that many iPhone 13 owners running on iOS 15 are not getting Facebook Messenger notifications where as others say they are unable to preview notification content. More on that here.

Update 10 (October 2)

11:12 am (IST): A fix for the bug where Apple Watch users weren’t able to unlock their iPhones with the watch is out by way of the iOS 15.0.1 update that’s now available to everyone.

Update 11 (October 4)

1:48 pm (IST): A section of iOS 15 users note that the new system keeps requesting to ‘Leave time-sensitive notifications from “Reminders” on?’.

While there are a few suggested workarounds to this bug (1,2), the issue has reportedly been addressed in the iOS 15.0.1 update.

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Update 12 (October 05)

1:02 pm (IST): Some iPhone users on iOS 15 now report that the natural language date and time picker is not working as expected when typing reminder titles in the Reminders app.

More on that in our coverage of the same here.

Update 13 (October 07)

12:32 pm (IST): Apple has just released the iOS 15.1 beta 3 update and in the release notes, the company makes mention of a few known bugs and their workarounds.

Telephony
Known Issues
– Users might experience loss of audio during calls, followed by the call being dropped in some conditions. (83381816)
Workaround: Toggle Airplane Mode on and off, or reboot.

Voice Over
Known Issues
– Users might not be able to activate alarms in the Clock app. (82968832)
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Update 14 (October 08)

09:32 am (IST): Users of Apollo for Reddit on iOS 15 are now reporting that the app has issues switching between light and dark mode. More on that in our coverage here.

Update 15 (October 12)

10:00 am (IST): Apple is now pushing out an update to iOS 15.0.2 and iPadOS 15.0.2 to eligible devices and it brings with it a bunch of bug fixes to devices including fixes to CarPlay issues:

– Photos saved to your library from Messages could be deleted after removing the associated thread or message
– iPhone Leather Wallet with MagSafe may not connect to Find My
– AirTag might not appear in the Find My Items tab
– CarPlay may fail to open audio apps or disconnect during playback
– Device restore or update may fail when using Finder or iTunes for iPhone 13 models
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2:00 pm (IST): According to reports from users, the issue where iOS 15 kept requesting to ‘Leave time-sensitive notifications from “Reminders” on’ has resurfaced.

This issue was reportedly addressed with the iOS 15.0.1 build.

Update 16 (October 13)

10:26 am (IST): A section of YouTube users on iOS 15 are unable to click or tap to play the first two videos in search results. Luckily, there’s a workaround and you can learn more on that in our coverage.

04:43 pm (IST): A section of iOS 15 users are reportedly getting false ‘AirPods left behind’ notifications following the 4A400 update. Learn more about this in our dedicated coverage of the same.

Update 17 (October 14)

03:43 pm (IST): New developments suggest that the iOS 15.0.2 update fixed the connectivity issues with CarPlay while using apps such as SiriusXM, Amazon Music, and others.

Update 18 (October 18)

02:20 pm (IST): Users are reporting a possible memory leak issue in the Apple Music app for iOS and MacOS. Apple has not commented on the matter, but the problem has been around for about 1 month.

Update 19 (October 19)

11:32 am IST: The Apple CarPlay issue has reportedly been fixed, at least according to one of the affected users on Reddit.

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Update 20 (October 20)

1:32 pm IST: Apple is seeding out iOS 15.1 Release Candidate but users still report that the telephony bug still persists.

Update 21 (October 20)

03:25 pm IST: Safari 15 brought a new tab design where they dynamically adjust to the color of the website. After multiple complaints, in the incremental update to iPadOS 15.1 & macOS, Safari regained its old tab design.

However, it seems that the new design was also liked by many other users. Therefore, they are asking for it to return.

Update 22 (October 26)

09:25 am IST: iOS 15.1 is rolling out to eligible devices and this build brings with it a bunch of fixes as outlined in the following excerpt.

This release also fixes the following issues:

– Photos app may incorrectly report storage is full when importing photos and videos
– Weather app may not show current temperature for My Location, and may display colors of animated backgrounds incorrectly
– Audio playing from an app may pause when locking the screen
– Wallet may unexpectedly quit when using VoiceOver with multiple passes
– Available Wi-Fi networks may not be detected
– Battery algorithms updated on iPhone 12 models to better estimate battery capacity over time
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Update 23 (November 2)

07:30 pm IST: Apple CarPlay users are reporting an issue with Waze that causes the volume to suddenly decrease. With Apple or Waze yet to acknowledge the issue, it is highly unlikely it will be resolved soon. More on that here.

Update 24 (November 9)

11:35 pm IST: Some Gmail app users on iOS 15 are facing an annoying stuttering issue while scrolling through emails and touch input lag. The bug is already escalated to Gmail team.

Update 25 (November 10)

11:35 pm IST: Some HomePod users are having trouble with the Siri voice command ‘What’s my update’ that won’t play news, even after the latest iOS 15.1.1 update.

Before, with iOS 15.1, the problem extended to news and podcasts. However, iOS 15.1.1 resolved the issue with podcasts. Now, users are waiting a fix for the news playback.

Update 26 (November 11)

03:51 pm IST: Apple Calendar app has sync issues since iOS 15. Furthermore, the iOS 15.1 update worsened the performance of the app, making it laggy/unresponsive. macOS Monterey reportedly affected too.

Update 27 (November 16)

06:30 pm IST: Those who upgraded to iOS 15.1 are saying that Magic Keyboard is freezing or not working with the Facebook app, Messenger and Safari. Head here for a workaround.

Update 28 (November 19)

04:12 pm IST: iMessage is automatic scrolling down to the end of a conversation when you receive a new message. Users demand a solution.

However, this is not a new issue. There have been similar reports for several years, but the problem is still present even in the most recent iOS 15.

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04:12 pm IST: Some iPhone and iPad users report not being able to AirPlay video from their devices to Smart TVs. However, there is a workaround for that:

To reset your iPhone/iPad, go to Settings, General, scroll to bottom, choose Reset and then choose Reset All Settings.
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06:00 pm IST: It looks like the iOS 15.1 update hasn’t fixed the share Focus status issue. More on that here.

Update 29 (November 25)

10:13 am IST: Twitter is reportedly investigating a bug that’s causing automatic logouts from the app for users with devices running on iOS 15 and later.

06:34 pm IST: Many users report not receiving notification sounds or vibrations from the Twitter app on iOS 15. It is not yet known if the company is aware of the complaints.

07:30 pm IST: Some users on iOS 15 & iOS 15.1 are reporting that the Photos app on their iPhone is showing blurry thumbnails for albums, photos, and videos. More on that here.

Update 30 (November 26)

04:10 pm IST: Pinch to zoom function is not working in Safari and other apps for some users on iOS 15 and iOS 15.1. More on that here.

Update 31 (November 29)

04:10 pm IST: iOS 15.2 beta 3 breaks auto-brightness feature on iphone 13 series of devices. Ambient light sensor not working properly after update

However, the solution will come in a future update.

New updates will be added in the section below, iOS 15/iPadOS 15 bugs issues tracker follows after this section
iOS 15/iPadOS 15 bugs issues tracker table

NOTE: The table below is being updated continuously with the latest iOS 15 bugs, issues, and updates.

Date Device Description of problem Status
Aug. 30 iPhones iPhone Live Text double tap on images to zoom not working Unacknowledged
Sep. 10 iPhones Reddit app keeps running in the background Workaround
Sep. 18 iPhones and iPads Microsoft apps not working Possibly fixed
Sep. 20 iPhones AirTags missing in Find My Workaround
Sep. 20 iPhones Blurred Apple Maps Look Around images Allegedly acknowledged
Date Device Description of problem Status
Sep. 20 iPhones SharePlay or screen share on FaceTime not available Re-enabled with iOS 15.1 developer beta
Sep. 20 iPhones DND option to show notifications while unlocked removed Unacknowledged
Sep. 20 iPhones Long-press/swipe to clear banner notifications broken Unacknowledged
Oct. 02 iPhones ‘iPhone storage almost full’ message Fixed
Sep. 22 iPhones Music playback not working in Telegram Acknowledged
Date Device Description of problem Status
Sep. 23 iPhones No sound in Instagram Stories Workaround
Sep. 24 iPhones Zero KB of storage used Unacknowledged
Sep. 25 Homepod Siri not working or playing music Acknowledged
Sep. 25 iPhones Siri does not read or send emails Acknowledged
Sep. 28 iPhones Spotify app causing battery drain Acknowledged
Date Device Description of problem Status
Sep. 28 iPhones Character outline issue in Brawl Stars Acknowledged
Sep. 28 iPhones Game Center exploits allegedly allows any app installed from the App Store to access some user data Reported
Sep. 28 iPhones SiriusXM and other music apps not working with Apple CarPlay Fixed
Sep. 29 iPhones Slack notification sound resets to default Acknowledged
Sep. 29 iPhones Couldn’t unlock using Apple Watch Fixed
Date Device Description of problem Status
Oct. 19 iPhones Connectivity issues with CarPlay Reportedly fixed
Sep. 29 iPhones Missing push notifications Workarounds
Sep. 30 iPhones Camera remains square after disabling SharePlay Reported
Sep. 30 iPhone 13 Face ID doesn’t work with CPAK masks Reported
Sep. 30 iPhones Touch screen issues Reported
Date Device Description of problem Status
Oct. 12 iPhones iOS 15 Messages Bug Causes Saved Photos to Be Deleted Fixed in iOS 15.0.2
Sep. 30 iPhones Can’t Disable Apple TV Keyboard Notifications Reported
Sep. 30 iPhones Not getting Facebook Messges notification Unacknowledged
Oct. 04 iPhones ‘Leave on’ nagging notifications in Reminder Fixed in iOS 15.0.1
Oct. 05 iPhones Natural language not working in Reminders app Unacknowledged
Date Device Description of problem Status
Oct. 07 iPhones Loss of audio during calls Workaround
Oct. 07 iPhones Can’t activate alarms in the Clock app Known issue
Oct. 08 iPhone Apollo for Reddit issues switching between light and dark mode Devs aware
Oct. 18 iPhones Presumed memory leak problem in Apple Music Unacknowledged
Oct. 20 iPhones Some users want new Safari color tab design restored Unacknowledged
Date Device Description of problem Status
Oct. 20 iPhones Waze app suddenly decreasing volume when using Apple CarPlay Unacknowledged
Nov. 09 iPhones Reportedly stuttering issue while scrolling through emails and touch input lag. Escalated
Nov. 10 HomePod HomePod Siri issue where ‘What’s my update’ won’t play news. Unacknowledged
Nov. 11 iPhone/iPad/Mac Apple Calendar app on iOS 15.1/macOS Monterey not working/unresponsive, laggy or not syncing. Unacknowledged
Nov. 16 iPhone/iPad Magic Keyboard freezing or not working with Facebook, Messenger and Safari Unacknowledged
Date Device Description of problem Status
Nov. 19 iPhones/iPads iMessage automatic scrolling down to the last message received Unacknowledged
Nov. 19 iPhones/iPads Unable to AirPlay videos to a Smart TV Unacknowledged
Nov. 19 iPhones/iPads Unable to share Focus status Unacknowledged
Nov. 25 iPhones/iPads Automatic logout from Twitter app Under investigation
Nov. 25 iPhones/iPads Notification sounds and vibration muted on Twitter Unacknowledged
Date Device Description of problem Status
Nov. 25 iPhones Blurry thumbnails in Photos app Unacknowledged
Nov. 26 iPhones Pinch to zoom not working on Safari and other apps Unacknowledged
Nov. 26 iPhones auto-brightness not working properly on iPhone 13 series after iOS 15.2 beta 3 update Fix incoming

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