Apple has released new software updates to its iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches. The new software update for the iPhone arrives in the form of iOS 15.0.2, while the iPad gets the iPadOS 15.0.2 update. Apple is updating its smartwatches to a newer software version: watchOS 8.0.1. The new software updates fix several bugs. Additionally, they also fix a security flaw, which Apple says may be already under attack. As per the release notes published by the company, the security flaw could allow an attacker to “execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges,” and take over your device.

Apple iOS 15.0.2, iPadOS 15.0.2, watchOS 8.0.1 Updates Released

We have the detailed changelog of the iOS 15.0.2 update, and according to it, Apple has fixed the bug which was causing photos saved in the Photo library from Messages to disappear after their associated message or thread was deleted. This bug was spotted by several users shortly after the release of iOS 15. The company has also fixed a bug that was causing the iPhone Leather Wallet with MagSafe to not connect to the Find My service.

The iOS 15.0.2 update is currently available for the iPhone 6s and newer iPhones. You can head over to the  Settings > General > Software Update to update your iPhone to iOS 15.0.2. Here’s the changelog of the new software update below:

iOS 15.0.2 Update Changelog

  • Photos saved to your library from Messages could be deleted after removing the associated thread or message
  • iPhone Leather Wallet with MagSafe may not connect to Find My
  • AirTag might not appear in the Find My Items tab
  • CarPlay may fail to open audio apps or disconnect during playback
  • Device restore or update may fail when using Finder or iTunes for iPhone 13 models

Coming to the iPadOS 15.0.2 update, Apple has fixed a bug that was causing AirTags to not appear in the Find My app’s Items tab. The company also has fixed the device restore and update operations that were caused while using Finder or iTunes. The iPadOS 15.0.2 update is available to all iPad Pro models, iPad Air 2 (and newer iPad Air tablets), iPad 5th Gen (and newer iPads), iPad mini 4 (and newer iPad Mini devices), and the iPod Touch (7th Gen).

Apple iOS 15.0.2 Update Changelog

iPadOS 15.0.2 Update Changelog

  • Photos saved to your library from Messages could be deleted after removing the associated thread or message
  • AirTag might not appear in the Find My Items tab
  • Device restore or update may fail when using Finder or iTunes for iPad mini (6th generation)

Alongside iOS 15.0.2 and iPadOS 15.0.2, Apple has also released the watchOS 8.0.1 update. Apple has fixed several issues related to the Apple Watch Series 3. Before updating the smartwatch to WatchOS 8.0.1, make sure that your smartwatch version is compatible with WatchOS 8. You can head over to the My Watch tab from the Watch app on iOS or by visiting Settings > General > Software Update from your Apple Watch.

watchOS 8.0.1 Update Changelog

  • Software update progress may not be displayed accurately for some Apple Watch Series 3 users
  • Accessibility settings may not have been available for some Apple Watch Series 3 users
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