Apple releases interim updates for HomePod 15, iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS 12 and watchOS 8
Barely two weeks have passed since Apple released HomePod 15.4, iOS 15.4, iPadOS 15.4, macOS 12.3 and watchOS 8.5. However, it has sought to issue new updates, which all carry .1 suffixes. Specifically, the updates arrive as HomePod 15.4.1, iOS 15.4.1, iPadOS 15.4.1, macOS 12.3.1 and watchOS 8.5.1.
Supposedly, iOS 15.4.1 and iPadOS 15.4.1 address a bug that caused high battery drain in standby mode on some iPhones and iPads. As always, Apple has included new security patch updates, the details of which it has published in a support document. Meanwhile, watchOS 8.5 features bug fixes and security patch updates. For some reason, Apple has not confirmed whether it has addressed the fast charging issue that it introduced with watchOS 8.5.
Likewise, HomePod 15.4.1 features bug fixes and resolves an issue where HomeKit-enabled accessories would fail to respond if you use Siri. Moreover, macOS 12.3.1 contains two major bug fixes. According to Apple’s patch notes, macOS 12.3.1 fixes an issue that could cause Bluetooth devices to disconnect from a Mac after playing audio through Beats headphones. Additionally, the company has resolved a conflict that resulted in Thunderbolt or USB-C monitors not turning on when connected to a Mac mini (2018) as an external monitor.
HomePod 15.4.1, iOS 15.4.1, iPadOS 15.4.1, macOS 12.3.1 and watchOS 8.5.1 are available to download now globally. As always, you must initiate watchOS 8.5.1 through a paired iPhone first, while iOS, iPadOS and macOS updates can all be downloaded on their respective devices themselves.