Apple releases iOS 15.0.1 with fix for iPhone 13 and Apple Watch unlocking bug

You may have heard that many iPhone 13 owners out there ran into an issue unlocking their iPhone via their Apple Watch after upgrading to the new hardware. It was apparently a random bug, not affecting every single iPhone 13 out there, but it was certainly an issue. And now Apple’s here with a fix.

Apple today released iOS 15.0.1 to the public. It’s a minor update, as you can guess from the version number (and with iOS 15.1 still in beta testing). However, as mentioned above it comes with an important fix. Apple’s release notes say that it has patched the issue that would cause a communication issue with the Apple Watch and some iPhone 13 models.

With the latest version of iOS 15 installed, folks who were running into this issue will hopefully see it fixed. This arrives two weeks after Apple initially launched iOS 15 to the public, so a pretty quick turnaround time all things considered.

To update, owners of eligible devices simply need to open Settings –> General –> Software Update and follow the onscreen instructions to get up and running with the latest version of the mobile operating system. Or if you have Automatic Updates switched on, your iPhone will download and install the update overnight while it’s charging.

This update also fixes a bug that would incorrectly show some iPhone owners that their device’s storage was full, even when it wasn’t. Plus a bit more.

Here is the changelog:

This update includes bug fixes for your iPhone.

  • Unlock iPhone with Apple Watch may not work on iPhone 13 models
  • Settings app may incorrectly display an alert that storage is full
  • Audio meditations could unexpectedly start a workout on Apple Watch for some Fitness+ subscribers

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The new software is a free update. It’s available to download now.