Apple Releases iOS 15.0.2 and iPadOS 15.0.2; Minor Updates That Bring Fixes for ‘Find My, Photos, CarPlay, and Device Restore

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Apple has today released iOS 15.0.2 and iPadOS 15.0.2, bringing fixes for Find My, Photos, CarPlay, and device restore.

Here is what Apple says is fixed in today’s release of iOS 15.0.1:

  • Photos saved to your library from Messages could be deleted after removing the associated thread or message
  • iPhone Leather Wallet with MagSafe may not connect to Find My
  • AirTag might not appear in the Find My Items tab
  • CarPlay may fail to open audio apps or disconnect during playback
  • Device restore or update may fail when using Finder or iTunes for iPhone 13 models

As iOS 15.0.2 and iPadOS 15.0.2 appear to have been released to address a small number of specific issues, our expectation is that they do not contain any accessibility changes for blind and low vision users; however, if you notice any changes, improvements or regressions in your own use of these releases, please post a comment below with your findings.

iOS 15.0.2 and iPadOS 15.0.2 are available via Over-the-Air Update (Settings > General > Software Update) via Finder on a Mac with macOS Catalina or later, or via iTunes on a PC or Mac with macOS Mojave or earlier.

Before updating, we strongly recommend making a full and complete backup of your device (either locally or in iCloud, depending on personal preference). This will ensure that, in the unlikely event that something goes wrong during the update process, you will have a current backup on hand in case a device restore becomes necessary. Also, if using OTA update, we recommend plugging your device into a power source for the duration of the download/installation process, so as to prevent the unlikely event of your battery going dead during the update.

More information on how to update the software on your device is available on this Apple Support page.

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Submitted by Oliver Kennett on Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Hey, just a note to people. There is a bug in home app that I've made apple aware of and they are looking into it. it's in HomePod tabs. The issue is that VoiceOver focus leaves the active screen behind so getting to settings regarding Siri, etc, is difficult and when tapping on them nothing happens as they are not actually on the screen. This is also evident in other apps so its a general VoiceOver issue but, the fix is, turn off VoiceOver, slide up your finger in the middle of the screen to do a standard scroll, you'll feel the phone vibrate a little if you have haptics on, and then switch on VoiceOver again. The lower pages of the HomePod interface will now work.