How to Fix the Most Common iOS 15 Problems

Troubleshoot issues with the iOS update

If you've updated to iOS 15 and you've found some issues with the latest version, you're almost certainly not alone. Whether it's a quick fix or something more complicated, here's how to correct the most common issues you might encounter after updating to iOS 15.

Common Problems With the iOS 15

A few problems you may experience with iOS 15:

  • Stability issues. Your iPhone might be less responsive or crash when using iOS 15.
  • Incompatible apps. Some apps may not function properly with the new iOS update.
  • Bluetooth or Wi-Fi issues. The update could reset your Bluetooth and network settings.
  • Battery life decreased. If your iPhone is running out of battery life faster than usual, it's because iOS 15 may consume more battery than your previous version. 

How to Fix an Issue With iOS 15

If your iPhone is acting up since you installed iOS 15, you can fix some of these issues. Try these troubleshooting tips to get it back up and running:

  1. Restart your iPhone. It's a simple fix that covers pretty much all forms of technology, but often, a quick restart will fix your iPhone even when running a new iOS update. A restart works particularly well if your iPhone is unstable, seems to be crashing regularly, or specific apps won't work correctly.

  2. Update your iPhone apps. Some apps may need to be updated to work with iOS 15. Enable automatic updates to make sure you have the most recent versions.

  3. Remove and re-add Bluetooth devices. One of the most significant issues with any new iOS install is that your iPhone can forget its Bluetooth settings. Go to Settings > Bluetooth > tap the i next to a device > Forget This Device, then re-add it to fix this most common problem.

    This problem can also happen with Wi-Fi issues. Go to Settings > Wi-Fi > tap the i > Forget This Network to rejoin your network.

  4. Reduce your battery usage. There are many ways to conserve the battery on your iPhone such as reducing the screen brightness.

  5. Downgrade to iOS 14. If you continue to have issues with iOS 15, it is possible to downgrade to iOS 14.

Is It Safe to Install iOS 15? 

Yes. Apple publically released the official version of iOS 15 in September 2021, so all of the bugs from the beta version have been resolved. Make sure you install the latest iOS updates to get the latest patches.

Should I Download iOS 15?

Assuming your phone supports it, you should definitely update to iOS 15 if you're still using an older version. iOS 15 offers many valuable features such as improved Siri support, better FaceTime, better notifications, messages, and more.

  • How do I get iOS 15?

    Check for software updates on your iPhone from Settings > General > Software Update. If your iPhone can upgrade to iOS 15, you'll see the update from this screen. Tap Download and Install and follow the instructions.

  • How do I downgrade from iOS 15?

    If you created a backup of your phone to your computer before upgrading to iOS 15, connect the two devices to restore that prior version. Then enter recovery mode on your iPhone and select Restore > Install to downgrade from iOS 15 to iOS 14. Another option is to reset your device. To reset, select Settings > General > Transfer or Reset iPhone > Erase All Content and Settings.

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