Apple releases iOS 15.0.2 with fixes for iPhone Leather Wallet, Messages photo bug, more; watchOS 8.0.1 released

On October 1, Apple released iOS 15.0.1 to the public. It was a minor update in the grand scheme of things, even if it did add some important fixes. And now Apple’s back with another minor update for its popular mobile operating system.

On Monday, Apple released iOS 15.0.2 to the public. As you can gather from the version number, this is another minor update. It’s not iOS 15.1, which is still in the works. Instead, this uptick in version number is meant to address some relatively minor issues, patch them up, and try to smooth out the overall experience for the end user.

The iOS 15.0.2 update is available now for eligible devices. It’s a free upgrade.

The previous update to iOS 15.0.1 fixed the issue that prevented Apple Watch owners from unlocking their iPhone with Face ID while wearing a mask. The software update also fixed a few other issues as well. This latest update is similar in scope.

iOS 15.0.2 brings fixes for an issue that could delete photos saved from Messages. The new software also adds fixes for issues with the iPhone Leather Wallet would not connect to the Find My network, an AirTag not properly showing up in the Find My app in the Items tab, and an issue that could cause CarPlay not to automatically launch some audio apps or randomly disconnect. The new update also fixes a potential issue where a connected iPhone 13 may fail to restore when using Finder or iTunes.

Here’s the changelog:

This update includes bug fixes for your iPad:

  • Photos saved to your library from Messages could be deleted after removing the associated thread or message
  • AirTag might not appear in the Find My Items tab
  • Device restore or update may fail when using Finder or iTunes for iPad mini (6th generation)

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In addition to that, Apple also released watchOS 8.0.1 to the public as well. This one’s a bit more focused, offering up a fix for Apple Watch Series 3 owners who may have run into issues seeing proper update progress when updating their smartwatch. watchOS 8.0.1 also fixes an issue where some Accessibility features may not be accessible for Series 3 owners.

To update, make sure your Apple Watch is connected to its wireless charger, has at least 50% battery life, and is paired to the iPhone.

If you’re experiencing any of these issues, make sure to install iOS 15.0.2 and watchOS 8.0.1 as soon as you can.