Apple Stops Signing iOS 15.5 – Downgrades No Longer An Option

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After the release of iOS 15.6 last week, Apple has stopped signing iOS 15.5 on its servers. What this means is that you can no longer downgrade your iPhone to 15.5 any longer. In practical terms, when Apple stops signing a version of iOS, it means that it is no longer available for consumers to revert back to after an upgrade. The move doesn’t impact your device if you are still running 15.5, but it …

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iOS 15.6 Now Allows You To Hear Government Emergency Alert Testing

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For those of us who are old enough to remember, or if you listen to local radio stations, the United States government periodically tests is emergency alert system. The test gives an audible series of tones to alert you to an important message or warning from your local, state or the federal government. To this point, testing was not heard on iPhones but with iOS 15.6, you can enable it if you are into that …

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iOS 15.6 Brings Improved Subscription Management

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A small but nice improvement has come to subscription management in iOS 15.6 as well as iPadOS 15.6. The latest production build of iOS, which was released last week, has significantly improved the view, and as a consequence, a clearer understanding of your subscriptions through the App Store, when they are expiring, and when they will be rebilled to your account. For those who may not recall, you can view all of the subscriptions you …

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Apple Removes AirTag Battery Indicator in iOS 15.6

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With the release of iOS 15.6 earlier this week, Apple quietly removed the AirTag battery indicator in the Find My app. The feature, which would show user the relative battery life remaining on an AirTag when looking at a specific tag in the device is no longer available. Further, the Cupertino company has already removed it in the iOS 16 beta builds currently available to developers and public beta testers. If you aren’t familiar with …

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iOS 15.6 and iPadOS 15.6 Brought a Slew of Security Updates

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Earlier this week, Apple released iOS 15.6 and iPadOS 15.6 to the general public. The update is available now through Settings>General>Software Updates on your iPhone or iPad. If you have been on the fence about updating, the laundry list of security updates that Apple has now published on the update which should prompt to you upgrade today. Apple normally publishes all of the security updates in security briefings shortly after an update to iOS, iPadOS …

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