IOS 15 is available today. IOS 15 introduces new ways to stay connected, powerful updates that help users focus and explore, and intelligent features to get more done with iPhone. FaceTime updates provide more natural video calls, Focus helps users reduce distraction, new features like Live Text use on-device intelligence to surface useful. #1581: New Safari 15 features, Center Stage vs. Smart displays, iOS 12.5.5 and Catalina security update, iPhone 13 problem with Apple Watch unlocking #1580: iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro, Apple Watch Series 7, redesigned iPad mini, and upgraded iPad, plus iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15. Jun 28, 2021 If you want to update apps downloaded from the App Store, use the App Store to get updates. If you want to update your iOS device, learn how to update iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. If your Mac doesn't include Software Update, use the App Store to get updates. One week after the release of the iPhone 13 and iOS 15, Apple is rolling out a bug fix update with some notable improvements. IOS 15.0.1 and iPadOS 15.0.1 are rolling out now with a fix for. Apple's iOS 15 update launched on Sept. If you haven't updated your iPhone yet, follow these steps first. Apple's iOS 15 update arrived on Sept. 20, bringing new features such as FaceTime.

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Apple Beta Updates
Current Developer releases as of Oct. 6, 2021.
(linked page has release notes for each.)
  • macOS Monterey beta 9 (21A5543b)
  • iOS 15.1 beta 3 (19B5060d)
  • iPadOS 15.1 beta 3 (19B5060d)
  • watchOS 8.1 beta 3 (19R5559e)
  • tvOS 15.1 beta 3 (19J5560d)
Apple also has Public betas. See Beta FAQ for info on joining or unenrolling.
(Public beta version updates are usually shortly after developer releases.)
Firefox 93.0, Firefox ESR 91.2, & Firefox ESR 78.15 Updates
(Download links are on release notes pages.)
  • Firefox 93.0 release notes
    - Lists new features, changes, bug & security fixes.
    - Also Firefox for Enterprise 93 - Release notes
  • Firefox ESR 91.2 includes 'various stability, functionality, and security fixes'.
    (At post time the macOS link in above was downloading ESR 78.15.
    ESR 91.2 was at ESR downloads with all Languages/Operating Systems.)
  • Firefox ESR 78.15 includes 'various stability, functionality, and security fixes'.
Apple/Products related News, Tips, Updates, PR (later items first)
  • How to Check the Power Levels of Your macOS Bluetooth Accessories (sponsor blog)
  • Hands On: Apple TVOS 15 Spatial Audio and Sharing (sound & vision)
  • Pixelmator Pro version 2.1.5 (app store link, macOS 10.14.4 or later)
    'Adds some fixes for a few different issues with various things - EXIF data, the Pixel tool, & others.' (See linked page for more info.)
  • How to Erase Data on a Stolen Mac (sponsor blog)
  • Safari 15 problems thread has a post with Safari 15 reinstall link.
    (Some replies to that post say it fixed their problems. Apple may remove the link.)
  • OWC announces new Thunderbolt to Dual DisplayPort Adapter $78 (sponsor pr)
  • New features in Keynote, Pages, and Numbers enhance remote presentations and working with documents on the go (See below for details.)
  • How to Add, Remove, and Use Images in Pages on macOS (sponsor blog)
  • (iOS 15) Apple Maps introduces new ways to explore major cities in 3D (pr)
iOS 15.0.1 & iPadOS 15.0.1 Updates released
  • iOS 15.0.1 release notes
    'iOS 15.0.1 includes bug fixes for your iPhone including an issue
    where some users could not unlock iPhone 13 models with Apple Watch.
    This update includes bug fixes for your iPhone.
    - Unlock iPhone with Apple Watch may not work on iPhone 13 models.
    - Settings app may incorrectly display an alert that storage is full.
    - Audio meditations could unexpectedly start a workout on Apple Watch for some Fitness+ subscribers.'
  • iPadOS 15.0.1 release notes
    'iPadOS 15.0.1 includes bug fixes for your iPad.
    - Settings app may incorrectly display an alert that storage is full.
    - Audio meditations could unexpectedly start a workout on Apple Watch for some Fitness+ subscribers.
Apple's security updates page says 'this update has no published CVE entries'.
Safari Technology Preview 133
See the release notes for a list of changes, fixes and improvements.
A download is available for macOS Big Sur and Betas of macOS Monterey.
(If a previous version is installed, use software update in System Prefs.)
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  • iOS Chrome browser version 94.0.4606.76 (for iOS 14.0 or later)
    - See linked page for changes. (Also read user reviews.)
  • Chrome 94.0.4606.71 Stable Channel Update for Desktop (Google)
    - includes 4 security fixes which reportedly are being exploited.
  • 03.20.16 Firmware Update for 2021 LG C1/G1/R1 OLED TVs
    - post includes update info and firmware download pages.
  • Many sites affected by a DST ROOT CA X3 Certificate that expired 9/30/2021 (10 AM).
    (Browser untrusted Certificate warnings or 'Can't verify server identity' errors, etc.)
    In addition, macOS 10.12.1 and earlier, & iOS 9.x or older versions are said to be affected, even for some sites that have a valid SSL Cert for the domain. In those cases where you get 'can't establish a secure connection' errors, a friend said his OS X 10.9.5 mac mini's Safari started showing that error around 11AM today for a site he works on that has a valid SSL site Cert - but Firefox worked for the same domain that failed to connect in Safari. Ditto for an old iMac (10.6.8 w/Firefox) - Firefox connected (SSL) OK to his site but Safari couldn't make a secure connection. He also said Safari on a iOS 12.x iPad and his original iPad mini (iOS 9.3.5) could connect (SSL) to his site OK. (The older Macs and iPads are only used to preview his web pages, as they're too old to get important patches & updates.)
  • Firmware 1.69 for Panasonic DP-UB420/UB820/UB9000 4K/UHD Players
    - first US firmware update since July 2019.
    - post has download page and tips for updating UB420 (it has no display).
    - reportedly fixes problems with some Dolby Vision discs noted earlier.
    - Includes notes on region bypass trick still working on my UB420 with 1.69.
  • Avid Pro Tools Tips and Tricks for Beginners (sponsor blog)
  • RIVAGE PM Editor V5.0.1 for Mac - macOS 11 (Intel/Apple silicon), 10.15-10.13
    - See system requirements down the page. (Lists Support for Intel & Apple M1 Macs)
    - Now supports RIVAGE PM Firmware V5.01.
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Recent Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates (later first) [= skip =]
  • Set up Find My on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac (Oct 5)
  • Use the Find My app to locate a missing device or item (Oct 5)
  • About HomePod Software Updates (v15, revised Sept. 30)
  • Obtaining service for your Apple product after an expired warranty (Sept 30)
    - originally titled 'Vintage and Obsolete products'.
  • Mac Startup Key Combinations (Sept 27)
    - updated for Apple silicon Macs (was for Intel-based Macs only).
  • If you forgot the passcode on your iPad, or your iPad is disabled (Sept 23)
  • Get your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch ready for service (Sept 23)
  • How to update your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch (Sept 23)
    'If you're using iOS or iPadOS 14.5 or later, you might now see the option to choose between two software update versions. This option allows you to choose between updating to the latest version of iOS or iPadOS 15 as soon as it's released, or continuing on iOS or iPadOS 14 while still getting important security updates for a period of time.'
  • iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 are compatible with these devices (Sept 23)
  • iOS update and restore errors (Sept 23)
  • If you can't update or restore your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch (Sept 23)
  • Set up your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch (Sept 23)
  • Apple web server acknowledgements (security fixes) (Sept 22)
    (new format no longer includes the domain/server that was affected.)
  • Connect a wireless game controller to your Apple device (Sept 22)
  • (How to) Update HomePod (Sept. 20)
  • Upgrade to iCloud+ (Sept 20)
  • iCloud+ plans and pricing (Sept 20)
  • Downgrade or cancel your iCloud+ plan (Sept 20)
  • What happens to your iCloud storage plan when you sign up for Apple One (Sept 20)
  • What is Hide My Email? (Sept 20)
  • How to Remove Activation Lock (Sept 20)
  • About security content of macOS Big Sur 11.6 (revised Sept 20)
  • About the security content of Security Update 2021-005 Catalina (revised Sept 20)
  • About the security content of iOS 14.8 and iPadOS 14.8 (revised Sept 20)
  • How to check the storage on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch (Sept 20)
  • If you need more space for an update on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch (Sept 20)
  • Set up an Apple Watch for a family member (Sept 20)
  • Use the Activity app on your Apple Watch (Sept 20)
  • Get the most accurate measurements using your Apple Watch (Sept 20)
  • Workout types on Apple Watch (Sept 20)
  • Join Apple Arcade (Sept 20)
  • Play games with Apple Arcade (Sept 20)
  • Access your Apple Arcade gameplay data on all of your devices (Sept 20)
  • Use widgets on your iPad (with iPadOS 15) (Sept 20)
  • Use widgets on your iPhone and iPod touch (Sept 20)
  • If your iPhone is stuck on the Apple logo (Sept 20)
  • If you get a personalization error when reinstalling macOS on Apple M1 chip Mac (Sept 17)
  • Find out which macOS your Mac is using (Sept 13)
  • Exposure to vibrations, like those generated by high-powered motorcycle engines, might impact iPhone cameras (Sept 10)
  • How to Use Apple products on enterprise networks (Sept 1)
  • How to reinstall macOS (Aug 27)
    - Has separate instructions for Apple silicon Macs and Intel CPU Macs.
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Updates to Pages, Numbers & Keynote apps for Mac and iOS/iPadOS
(Mac apps require macOS 11 or later. iOS apps require iOS/iPadOS 14.0 or later.)
  • Pages for Mac version 11.2
    (* some features require macOS Monterey)
    - See what's new in Pages for Mac.
  • Numbers for Mac version 11.2
    (* some features require macOS Monterey)
    - See what's new in Numbers for Mac.
  • Keynote for Mac version 11.2
    (* some features require macOS Monterey)
    - See what's new in Keynote for Mac.
  • Pages for iOS/iPadOS version 11.2
    (* some features require iOS 15 or iPadOS 15)
    - See what's new in Pages for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
  • Numbers for iOS/iPadOS version 11.2
    (* some features require iOS 15 or iPadOS 15)
    - See what's new in Numbers for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
  • Keynote for iOS/iPadOS version 11.2
    (* some features require iOS 15 or iPadOS 15)
    - See what's new in Keynote for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Recent Updates, Tips, DIY Upgrades and Repairs:
List of Updates, DIY Upgrades, Repair Articles, Tips and more you may have missed. (Topics range from OS/software/driver updates and troubleshooting, to hardware upgrades and repairs.)
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Previous News Archive Summary:
    September 20th to 24th, 2021 News Archive
  • Download macOS Catalina Security Update 2021-006.
  • iOS 12.5.5 Update (security fixes).
  • HomePod Software Update 15.
  • Safari 15 released for maOS Big Sur & Catalina.
  • Safari 15 problems post with link to Safari 15 reinstaller.
  • iOS 15, iPadOS 15, tvOS 15, watchOS 8 released.
  • 3rd Generation Apple TV update v7.8.
  • Issues with Big Sur, Time Machine, HFS volumes, & APFS.
  • First Look at Apple's iOS 15 'Private Relay' feature.
  • How to Manage Albums in macOS Photos.
  • How to Make Secure Notes in Keychain.
  • iOS Chrome browser version 94.0.4606.52.
  • Firefox 92.0.1 update (bug fixes).
  • Chrome 94.0.4606.61 Stable Channel Update for Desktop.
  • About the security content of iTunes 12.12 for Windows.
  • NETGEAR Releases Security Updates for RCE Vulnerability.
  • Incompatibility Issue Between myLTO and LTFS Tools.
  • Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates.

For links to older news pages, see the Archives.

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What are iOS software updates?
iOS software updates are files that you download every time you want to update the software of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod via iTunes. After your device has been updated, you don’t need the file you downloaded, and thus, you can remove it and free up a significant amount of space on your Mac. And in case you need to use such a file again, you can re-download it just like you did it for the first time.

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Apple has replaced iTunes with Music, Podcasts, Books, and Apple TV with the release of macOS Catalina. Finder is the new place to back up, update, or restore your devices. But, if your Mac's running macOS Mojave or later, you can still use iTunes. Now, let's see how you can remove old iOS software updates from your Mac.

How to remove old iOS firmware files from Mac manually?

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iOS update files can be found at ~/Library/iTunes, where '~' is your Home folder. Notice that software updates differ for different devices. That means that, for instance, the iPad firmware files will be kept at ~/Library/iTunes/iPad Software Updates, while you will find the same files for iPhone in ~/Library/iTunes/iPhone Software Updates.

How to remove old iOS backups?

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If you've backed up your device on your Mac, there are probably some old backup files lying around on your hard drive. Here's how to remove them to free up some space:

  1. Go to Apple menu > About This Mac.
  2. Select the Storage tab.
  3. Click Manage.
  4. In the left-side menu, choose iOS Files.
  5. Select the backup you want to remove and press Delete.

And it's done!

How to clear your Mac of software updates automatically?

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Instead of looking for iOS software updates on your Mac manually and making decisions about what files you want to delete or leave untouched, you can take advantage of CleanMyMac X. Launch it, hit Scan, and then Clean, and the app will clean your Mac from unneeded data cluttering your system, Trashes and iPhoto library (if you have one), including outdated iOS software updates.

Alternatively, you can open the iTunes Junk module of CleanMyMac X, scanning, clicking Review Details, and then only selecting the iOS software updates for cleaning.


The iTunes Junk feature is not available on macOS Catalina 10.15. There’s nothing to clean because the iTunes app has been shut down with the release of macOS 10.15.

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Download CleanMyMac X to remove iOS software updates from your Mac!