iOS 15

iOS 15.2 beta 2 adds a Macro mode toggle in the iPhone 13 Pro’s Camera app

A still image taken from Apple's iPhone 13 Pro introduction video on YouTube, showing a closeup of the three cameras on the back.

With the launch of iOS 15 and the iPhone 13 Pro, which includes support for macro photography, Apple made a bold decision. That was automatic switching, which could be pretty aggressive sometimes. That meant that some users were unable to avoid automatically switching to Macro mode for snapping a photo, even when they didn't want it. The good news, Apple was quick to fix it with the wide launch of iOS 15.1.

iOS 15.2 beta enables Communication Safety feature in Messages

Earlier this year, Apple debuted what it calls Expanded Protections for Children. It's a suite of features that are baked into Apple's software, including iOS, iPadOS, and macOS. The goal is to help protect children from abuse, among other child safety endeavors. With the first iOS 15.2 beta hinted at one of the feature's return, it looks like that will indeed be happening with the public launch.

How to delete completed reminders on iPhone and iPad

Delete completed reminders on iPhone

Once you complete a reminder, there isn't much use in having that entry saved in the Reminders app. It unnecessarily clutters the app. In iOS 14 and earlier, there was no easy way to clear all completed reminders at once. You had to do that one by one or by following the long method of using a shortcut. But in iOS 15, you can now effortlessly erase all completed reminders in just a few taps. So, if you want to clean up the Reminders app here are the multiple ways to delete all or selected completed reminders on iPhone and iPad.

Apple stops signing iOS 15.0.2, killing downgrades from iOS 15.1 just one week after launch

Downgrade iOS 15

Apple last Monday released iOS & iPadOS 15.1 to the general public following a lengthy beta testing period with a bevy of enhancements for the company’s mobile operating systems. Those enhancements comprised of SharePlay, support for COVID-19 vaccination cards in the Wallet app, an automatic macro toggle for the Camera app, and a plethora of bug fixes among other things.

How is iOS 15 treating you so far?

Apple's marketing image showing a bunch of iPhone and iPod touch devices showcasing various iOS 15 features

Back in September, Apple released the next major update to its most popular operating system. With iOS 15, the company didn't attempt to change the wheel or make any other massive alterations. It refined the experience, improved some aspects of it, and added plenty of new features for good measure. But has it been a smooth experience for you?