Apple releases iOS 15.3, iPadOS 15.3, tvOS 15.3, macOS 12.2, and watchOS 8.4

Apple has been working on the next update for iOS, and its other platforms, for a bit of time now. The beta process for iOS 15.3 and iPadOS 15.3 wasn’t as long as some have been in the past, but, considering the fact it doesn’t appear the new software updates feature a variety of new features, that is to be expected. Still, the wait is now over.

Apple on Monday launched iOS 15.3, iPadOS 15.3tvOS 15.3, macOS Monterey 12.2 and watchOS 8.4 to the public. Each of the software updates are free, of course, and they are available to download and install beginning today. For folks who have automatic updates switched on, each of your devices will update to the newest available software on their own, while plugged into power. Or, if you prefer a more manual approach, you can head into the Settings app on each eligible device and go through the update process on your own.

As far as what’s new, as mentioned above there does not appear to be much. The betas did not reveal anything of particular note, as far as forward facing features are concerned. The new iOS and iPadOS releases do fix a bug in Safari that could leak browsing activity. In iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, it was discovered that there is an issue with the WebKit implementation of the IndexedDB JavaScript API. This means that websites that use IndexedDB can access databases of other websites, as long as the device is visiting multiple sites in the same browsing session. This could allow some websites to spy on other websites.

With these updates, that vulnerability has been patched.

Apple’s release notes for iOS 15.3:

iOS 15.3 includes bug fixes and security updates for your iPhone and is recommended for all users.

For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website:

If there are any additional additions, though, we will update this post accordingly.

It hasn’t always been a quiet update process for iOS 15, especially as of late. Apple released iOS 15.2 and iPadOS 15.2 back on December 13 of last year. That update brought with it plenty of new features, including Communication Safety, Legacy Contacts, and much more.

Apple also released tvOS 15.3 to the public today as well, which is available for the Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD.

macOS Monterey 12.2 launched today as well. It includes the Safari patch, along with other behind-the-scenes changes and improvements. It also includes improvements for ProMotion scrolling on supported Macs.

And finally, Apple released watchOS 8.4 to the public as well. With this update, Apple has patched an issue with charging the smartwatch. This latest update should patch that issue. To update, the Apple Watch must have at least 50% battery life, be connected to its charger, and be paired with the iPhone.

iOS 15.3, iPadOS 15.3, tvOS 15.3, and watchOS 8.4 are available now.