Apple released iOS 15 Available starting from 20 September.
iOS 15 is packed with new features that help you connect with others, be more present and at the moment, explore the world and use powerful intelligence to do more with iPhone than ever before.
1. FaceTime in iOS 15
SharePlay in Facetime
Keep FaceTime conversations going as you watch TV shows and movies, listen to music, or share your screen with SharePlay. It’s an entirely new way to have experiences with family and friends, no matter the distance.
Make a unique FaceTime web link to easily set up a call for later or share the link with a group. Share it with your friends in Messages, Mail, or third‑party apps like WhatsApp. You can also generate a link for an event in Calendar, so everyone will know exactly where and when to meet.
Invite anyone to FaceTime
Now you can send friends and family a link to connect on FaceTime — even if they’re using Windows or Android. And it’s still end-to-end encrypted, so your call is as private and secure as any other FaceTime call.
Spatial audio in Facetime
Therefore Creates a sound field that helps conversations flow as easily as they do face to face. Your friends’ voices are spread out to sound like they’re coming from the direction in which they’re positioned on the call.
Portrait mode in Facetime
Portrait mode in FaceTime blurs your background and puts the focus on you.
Grid view in Facetime
Grid view shows people on your FaceTime call in the same-size tiles, so you can have better conversations with a large group. The speaker is automatically highlighted so you always know who’s talking.
Mic modes in Facetime
Voice Isolation minimizes background noise and puts your voice front and center. When the music or sounds around you are as important as what you have to say, Wide Spectrum leaves the ambient sound unfiltered.
2. Messages and Memoji in iOS 15
Shared with You
Now the links, images, and other content shared with you in Messages are featured in a new Shared with You section in the corresponding app. You can even reply right from the app you’re enjoying it in — without going back to Messages.
Shared with You in apps
Shared with You is built into Photos, Safari, Apple News, Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, and the Apple TV app.
Now you can choose outfits for your Memoji and express yourself with new stickers. Represent your look and style with multicolor headwear. And accessibility customizations now include cochlear implants, oxygen tubes, and soft helmets.
Multiple photos in Messages now appear as a collage or an elegant stack of images that you can swipe through. Tap to view them all as a grid or add a quick Tapback. And save them to your library with just a few taps.
3. Focus Mode in iOS 15
Choose a Focus
Focus helps you stay in the moment when you need to concentrate or step away. Choose a Focus that allows only the notifications you want — you can get work done while you’re in the zone or enjoy a distraction‑free dinner. Pick from a list of suggested Focus options or create your own.
Signal your status
Stepping away is easier if others know you’re busy. So when you’re using Focus, your status will be automatically displayed in Messages. And for truly urgent messages, there’s still a way for people to notify you.
4. Notifications in iOS 15
Notifications have a new look, including contact photos and larger app icons to make them easier to identify.
Quickly catch up with a helpful collection of your notifications delivered daily, based on a schedule you set. The summary is intelligently ordered by priority, with the most relevant notifications at the top.
5. Safari in iOS 15
New tab bar design
Reimagined for the way we browse today, the new tab bar maximizes your screen space and stays out of the way as you scroll and explore. It’s easily reachable at the bottom, so you can navigate and jump between tabs with just your thumb.
Save and organize your tabs in the way that works best for you and switch between them easily. Tab groups sync across devices so you have access to your tabs from anywhere.
Search the web using just your voice. Voice search in Safari is an incredibly convenient way to search the web hands-free. Simply tap the microphone in the tab bar and speak.
Now you can install Safari extensions on your iPhone. And just like on Mac, you can choose when the extensions will be active.
6. Live Text in iOS 15
Live Text intelligently unlocks rich and useful information in images, so you can make a call, send an email, or look up directions with just a tap on the highlighted text in a photo.
In the Camera app, so you can point your iPhone camera at text on the go and quickly take action on useful information.
Live Text understands seven different languages: English, Chinese, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, and Spanish. And with system-wide translation, you can simply tap and translate.
Visual Look Up in iOS 15
Discover more in photos
Learn more about the objects in your photos. Visual Look Up highlights objects and scenes it recognizes so you can get more information about them.
Learn more with a tap
With Visual Look Up, you can quickly learn more about art, landmarks, nature, books, and pets simply by tapping a photo on your device or on the web.
7. Spotlight in iOS 15
Rich results and photos search
Spotlight shows you more information at a glance with new rich search results for artists, entertainers, TV shows, and movies, as well as your contacts. And you can now search your photos in Spotlight and even search based on text in your photos by using Live Text.
8. Photos in iOS 15
Interactive Memories with a new look
Memories introduce a new interactive, immersive interface, along with new Memory mixes that let you personalize the look and feel of your story with a song and vibe to match.
Apple Music + Memories
Expertly curated song sets combine your music tastes and listening history with photo and video content to create recommendations just for you. Or if you have the perfect jam in mind, you can choose your own song.
9. Health in iOS 15
Health app updates
Updates to the Health app give you new ways to share data with your loved ones and healthcare team, a metric to assess your risk of falling, and trend analysis to help you understand changes in your health. Read More
10. Privacy in iOS 15
Great features should not have to come at the expense of your privacy. iOS 15 provides increased visibility into how apps access your data, protects you from unwanted data collection, and gives you more control over what you choose to share.
App Privacy Report
See how apps are using the permissions you’ve granted them, which third-party domains they contact, and how recently they made contact.
Mail Privacy Protection in iOS 15
Mail Privacy Protection hides your IP address, so senders can’t link it to your other online activity or determine your location. And it prevents senders from seeing if and when you’ve opened their email.
Siri in iOS 15
Siri adds on-device speech recognition, so the audio of your requests is processed on your iPhone or iPad by default. And on-device processing also means Siri can perform many tasks without an internet connection.