The recent trending Apple phone globally is the iPhone 13 pro max, released on the 14th September 2021 and to say the least, overall the device is impressive.
It runs the iOS 15, upgradable to iOS 15.1 that’s to say the iPhone 13 was designed to run the new iOS 15.
During the official launching event of iPhone 13 pro max on the 14th September 2021, the Apple company announced that the free download of the iOS 15.1 software will be in releases from the 20th of September 2021, which implies that if u are reading this article now you can download the new operating system software.
This new update comes with a lot, I must say amongst the new addition I’m most impressed with the security update. Of course, we it comes with fixes, enhancement and notable new features.
Let’s talk more about the some of the notable features below.
Important Features of iOS 15.1 software
- iMessage sharing features.
The iOS 15.1 contains some new iMessage sharing features for photos, news articles and playlists. When a friend sends you multiple photos over iMessage, they’ll appear in a vital collage formation that allows you to swipe through them or tap through to view the whole bunch in your photos app. If you intend to go through the same photos later, you’ll find them saved in a new Shared with You folder, as well as being arranged with your own featured photos and memories.
You’ll also find news articles and playlists shared through iMessage in the new Shared with You tabs in your News and Apple Music apps.
- FaceTime upgrades: Contiguous audio, Support for Android and Windows
The new FaceTime offers contiguous audio to make people’s voices appear to be more close to the position of the screen, making your video chats feel more natural and lifelike. FaceTime also starts to look more like Zoom, permitting you to see all participants in a grid view, schedule calls and share links to calls that can be accessed via the browser on Google Android and Microsoft Windows devices.
- Facial recognition selfies to validate digital ID cards in the Wallet app.
During the Annual Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple announced that it will add ID card support for the Wallet app in iOS 15, allowing you to carry digital versions of government-issued identification cards like your National identity Cards and driver’s license on your iPhone. The ID feature isn’t in iOS 15.1 yet and It will also only be for US users. According to code uncovered by the iOS 15 beta developers, Apple could be using facial recognition selfies to validate your digital ID cards when adding them to your wallet. Some banking apps already use this selfie validation feature to authenticate users when logging on with new devices.
- Apple Maps update: 3D street data, AR walking directions and weather warnings.
The Apple Maps gets an upgrade with more high altitude data, road colours and giving driving directions, rich labels enhance 3D landmarks and improved night mode. When it comes to public transportation, you can also pin nearby public transit stops and station information to your iPhone, and receive automatic updates and notifications as you ride and approach your stop. When travelling on foot, a new dissension true feature lets you scan nearby buildings in the area with the iPhone’s camera to determine their precise position for more accurate walking directions.
- Shows full notification on lock screens.
- Allows you to unlock your phone while wearing a facemask.
- Organize your alerts with a notification summary.
- Disable auto-brightness for longer battery life.
- Allows you to customize the features suitable for your iPhone when it’s locked.
- Brings back a full screen on incoming calls alert and also it allows you to change the text size on any specific apps etc.
How to upgrade your iPhone 13 pro max to iOS 15.1 system software
Firstly, before starting the update process of your iPhone 13 pro max to iOS 15.1, you have to get your phone ready and suitable before the installation begins by undergoing some standard maintenance such as; clearing of unwanted photos, videos, apps, and music in other to free up some space on your phone storage. This can make the update process quicker.
Secondly, make sure that you set up a fresh backup ready in case of anything goes wrong during the update process your important data will be stored somewhere, and also make sure that your battery is 100% charged before starting the update so that the update process will not stop halfway due to battery drainage even though it doesn’t take too long.
The upgrading process:
Firstly, go to setting on your iPhone 13 max pro and choose General, then click on Software Update. Once you have clicked on Download and Install, it begins to download and do not interrupt the process until it’s done downloading and installing. No other action is required.
This is a medium-sized update 1.44GB on iPhone 13 Pro Max, which takes a little while to download and install.
If you’re using a different iPhone model yet upgradable to iOS 15.1 know that the size of the update varies.
Other Apple devices that are compatible with iOS 15.1 update:
- iPhone 12 mini
- iPhone 12 pro max
- iPhone 12 pro
- iPhone 8
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XR
- iPhone 7
- iPhone X
- iPhone 11 pro max
- iPhone XS max etc.
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