Apple's latest iPhone software update, iOS 15.5, brings a small handful of new features and updates to your iPhone. It's not the biggest iOS update, but you're missing out if you haven't downloaded it.
The follow-up tooffers a few small upgrades and improvements to apps that lay the groundwork for larger iPhone updates in the future (maybe in the form of ). Instead of bigger new features like and , iOS 15.5 brings updates to Apple Cash, Photo Memories and the Podcasts app, to name a few.
Here's everything you need to know about iOS 15.5 and its new features. For more, check out(we could get a look at the next major iPhone update at in June) and what you can do to . Plus, there's a that'll make typing way easier.
iOS 15.5 release date
Apple released iOS 15.5 on May 16, alongside iPadOS 15.5.
How do I download iOS 15.5?
You can download iOS 15.5 by going to Settings > General > Software Update > Download and Install. The 15.5 update is about 630MB.
The biggest functional change in 15.5 is the inclusion of Send and Request buttons for. With these buttons in iOS 15.5, you can receive and send money directly from your Apple Cash card, saving you a few steps for those transactions.
A new feature in iOS 15.5 lets you change the settings in the podcast app to better manage your phone's storage. The setting allows you to limit the episodes stored on your phone and can automatically delete older episodes.
"Sensitive locations" in Photo Memories
iOS 15.5 tweaks the Memories function of Photos. Photos will no longer recommend Memories from "sensitive locations," which 9to5Mac notes are currently all related to the Holocaust. Apple could expand that list of locations in the future.
iTunes Pass renamed Apple Balance
Another change is that the iTunes Pass feature for Wallet is renamed Apple Balance. You'll now find a separate card in Apple Wallet for Apple Balance, similar to how a credit card shows up in your Wallet.
There's no Apple Classical app in iOS 15.5. But MacRumors found references to a new Apple Classical app in the 15.5 beta that seems to be the endgame for classical music streaming service last year. Future iOS updates could include a stand-alone app for classical music.
More SportsKit support
iOS 15.5 also offers more support for SportsKit asinto its content catalog.
While you're exploring the changes to iOS 15.5, check out all the rumors we've heard about. We'll also show you and the . We also answer the question of , where we expect the first glance at iOS 16. Here's what we know about this year's .