Apple today released iOS 15.0.2, the second update to the iOS 15 operating system released in September. iOS 15.0.2 comes a week and a half after the launch of iOS 15.0.1, a bug fix.
The iOS 15.0.2 update can be downloaded for free, and the software is available on all qualified devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the new software, go to Settings> General> Software Update.
According to Apple’s release notes, the update fixes an issue that could cause images stored in your Photo Library from Messages to disappear when the associated message or thread is deleted.
iOS 15.0.2 also fixes an issue that could cause iPhone Leather Wallet with MagSafe not to connect to Find My, and an error that could cause AirTags not to appear on the indFind My Items tab. There is a fix for a CarPlay error that could cause CarPlay not to open audio apps, and an issue that could cause device recovery or updates to fail on iPhone 13 models. using Finder or iTunes. Apple’s full release notes include:
This update fixes bug fixes for your iPhone:
– Photos saved in your library from Messages may be deleted after removing the associated thread or message
– Leather wallet for iPhone with MagSafe may not be able to connect to Find My
– AirTag may not appear on the Find My Items tab
– CarPlay may not open audio apps or disconnect during playback
– Device recovery or update may fail when using Finder or iTunes for iPhone 13 models
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Apple has also released iPadOS 15.0.2 for iPad models with bug fixes in Messages, AirTag errors, and an error that could cause device restore or update to fail on an iPad mini 6 when using Finder or iTunes.
Apple’s security support page for the updates says that iOS and iPadOS 15.0.2 address a vulnerability that could allow an application to execute arbitrary code with kernel rights, an error that Apple says could have been actively exploited.
For this reason, all users should make sure to update to the latest software as soon as possible.
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