Apple releases iOS 15.4.1 (for battery drain). There is also watchOS 8.5.1 and macOS Monterey 12.3.1

Apple releases iOS 15.4.1 and iPadOS 15.4.1 for everyone allowing iPhones but also iPads to solve some problems that have arisen in recent days. Above all, some users had pointed a excessive battery drain on iPhone. Updates have also arrived regarding Apple Watch with the new watchOS 8.5.1 and also for Mac with macOS Monterey 12.3.1. But let’s see what’s new and therefore what users will be able to find different on their devices.

iOS 15.4.1 and iPadOS 15.4.1: what’s new and how to update

Apple therefore releases the update to iOS 15.4.1 which solves some problems encountered in the last few days with the release of the most substantial update which brought version 15.4. In fact, some users had complained of strong and excessive battery consumption on iPhone and Apple for that ran undercover with this new update. Here are all the new features brought by iOS 15.4.1 and iPadOS 15.4.1.

  • The battery might drain faster than expected following the update to iOS 15.4.
  • Braille devices may not respond correctly when navigating through text or when displaying an alert.
  • Made for iPhone hearing aids may disconnect in some third-party apps.

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iOS and iPadOS 15.4.1: how to update

In this case to update the iPhone (or even the iPad) as usual, as with all Apple operating systems you will receive a notification directly by OTA on your smartphone. We advise you, if you have not done so yet, to make a complete backup of your data directly with iTunes Where with iCloud. This will allow you to recover all your information and data in the event of a problem and thus facilitate restoration in the event of a problem.

To install the new iOS 15.4.1 There will be two ways to take: via OTA or via iPhone or via iTunes by connecting the devices. In the first case, the simplest and most immediate, you just have to go to your iPhone to update:

Settings —> General —> Software Update

At this point, the system will check if the update is available, which is clearly in the affirmative, and the update can be activated by the user. The smartphone will download the entire update and automatically restart the device updating it to the latest version of iOS.

If, on the other hand, you prefer to update from iTunes, simply connect the iPhone via a cable and once recognized, simply go to Summary then Check for Updates. At this point, iTunes will ask you if you want to update to iOS 15.4.1 and by giving your consent, it will be possible to update the devices which will restart once everything is done.

watchOS 8.5.1: what’s new and how to update

Apple Watches are also updated with watchOS version 8.5.1. Apple explains in the release notes that the watchOS 8.5.1 update includes bug fixes for Apple Watch Series 4 and later. We remember watchOS 8.5.1 is available as a free software update for Apple Watch Series 4 and later paired with an iPhone 6S or later with iOS 15 or later.

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watchOS 8.5.1: how to update

To install the new watchOS 8.5.1 you can use the usual system via OTA or via iPhone which can act as a link to Apple Watch. In this case, simply go to your iPhone in the Watch app and search for:

General —> Software Update

The same thing can be done on Apple Watch where you will have to go to the section:

General —> Software Update

Recall that the update must take place with the Apple Watch still charging in its magnetic charger and it is clear that the watch must also be connected to the same Wi-Fi as the iPhone.

macOS 12.3.1 Monterey: what’s new and how to update

Apple has also released the version of the new macOS 12.3.1 Monterey. Apple says the macOS 12.3.1 update includes bug fixes and Mac security updates and is recommended for all users. The update is available for some Macs and on those it’s offered by selecting the “Software Update” item in System Preferences.

Here are the release notes for Apple:

• A USB-C or Thunderbolt external monitor may not turn on when connected to Mac mini (2018) as a secondary monitor.
• Bluetooth devices, such as game controllers, may disconnect from the Mac after playing audio through some Beats headphones.

Finally, some vulnerabilities have been corrected and it is therefore advisable to update as soon as possible.

Which Macs are compatible with macOS 12.3.1 Monterey?

macOS Monterey is compatible with iMac late 2015 and later, iMac Pro 2017, MacBook Air early 2015 and later, MacBook Pro early 2015 and later, Mac Pro late 2013 and later, Mac mini late 2014 and later, MacBook early 2016 and later.

macOS 12.3.1 Monterey: how to update

The version of macOS 12.3.1 Monterey it can be downloaded directly from the “Software Update” section of System Preferences.