- Apple has released software updates for iOS 15.2.1 and iPadOS 15.2.1, for iPhone and iPad devices.
Through this update, Apple brings a number of fixes to address the loopholes and bugs found in iOS 15.2. One of them is a bug fix where photos from iCloud Link fail to load when sent via message.
iCloud Link itself is a service that allows users to share photos and videos via iPhone
, iPad, iPod touch, and the iCloud.com site.
This service is temporary, so all photos shared via iCloud Link will be automatically deleted after 30 days.
After successfully saved in iCloud Link, users can copy the link ( link ) of the photo or video to be shared via messages in Messages or Mail services. However, due to a bug , iOS users who receive photos via a link in the Messages service are often unable to load the photo in question.
This is of course very annoying because users can't see photos included in short messages sent by other people.
This iOS 15.2.1 also addresses a bug found in the HomeKit protocol. The bug is a loophole that can make an iPhone or iPad not work.
Through the loophole, a malicious individual could change the name of a HomeKit-compatible device to more than 500,000 characters. This can cause the device to malfunction.
Other fixes focus on third-party CarPlay app services that sometimes struggle to respond to user input.
The presence of this bug seems quite annoying, considering the high reports from iPhone users who complain of similar problems.
Usually, iOS updates can be obtained automatically. This is indicated by the appearance of a special notification on the device But if you don't get it, users can update the system manually.
To do this, users can access the Settings menu > General > Software update.
The iOS 15.2.1 update is about 970 MB in size.
Devices from Apple that are already compatible in the iOS 15.2.1 list are revealed in the sector on the iPhone 13
starting from iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 iPhone 12
, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone 11
, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone SE
(Gen 2), iPhone SE (1st Gen), iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPod touch (Gen 7).
While tablet devices will be available on the 12.9-inch iPad Pro (Gen 5, Gen 4, Gen 3, Gen 2, Gen 1), iPad Pro 11 inch (Gen 3, Gen 2, Gen 1), iPad Pro 10.5 inch, iPad Pro 9.7 inch, iPad (Gen 5, Gen 6, Gen 7, Gen 8, Gen 9), iPad Air (Gen 2, Gen 3, Gen 4), iPad mini (Gen 4, Gen 5, Gen 6).