The latest iOS 15 and iPadOS15 bring a host of changes, though there may still be some shortcomings that may perhaps help you fix.
It is not possible for us to change or undo the changes that come along with the latest iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, yet we have managed to fix some of the shortcomings.
Changes to Safari tints and tabs
The latest update enables the Safari browser to look a bit different while reading as now the browser interface colors match with the site.
If this is not something you like, you can go to Settings, Tap Safari in the left-hand column and scroll to “Tabs” in the right column, and tap the button next to “Allow Website Tinting” (iOS) or “Show Color in Tab Bar” (iPadOS).
To ease use on larger phones, on iPhones Safari also moves most controls to the bottom. If you are not happy with this you can move the address bar and tabs back up top by going to the same Settings page for Safari and tapping “Single Tab” instead of “Tab Bar.”
In the case of iPads, the address bar remains on top, barely below the new ellipsis icon for the multitasking menu, which you may now find yourself invoking accidentally.
Amidst the Covid pandemic, these two new Safari features may be less obvious but are still useful. The first one allows you to cluster tabs in named groups (say, “Recipes” or “COVID doom scrolling”). To use it, Tap and hold an open tab, then tap “Move to Tab Group” in the pop-up menu.
The second feature allows you to add browser extensions, meaning you can now employ third-party password managers in the browser as you would on a Mac.
The latest iPadOS 15 adds major features that Apple left off iPads last year. The primary one is the ability to embed interactive widgets on your home screens. It is a feature iPadOS 15 rudely introduced by scattering some around unasked, disrupting existing arrangements of apps.
We would advise if you value your app grid to take a screenshot of it in case you have not yet installed iPadOS 15 as it will aid in redoing it later.
You can resize the unrequested widgets as many of them are too small to show many useful data, also you can replace them with bigger versions. To achieve this Tap and hold a blank area of the screen, tap the plus icon at the top left. Choose a new icon in the size you want. Once done you can dump the old widget by tapping and holding it and choosing “Remove Widget.”
The iPadOS 15 also frees you to remove home-screen icons of less-used apps by adding the App Library of automatically categorized folders for every app.
Some features are not available on Older devices
Some of the features may no longer be available in older devices, such as “Live Text” recognition of text in photos, Siri working offline, and augmented-reality walking directions in Maps.
According to the Apple A12 Bionic chip or later” means an iPhone can’t be older than the 2018-vintage XR, XS, and XS Max. While in the case of iPad owners, only the 2018-model or newer iPad Pro, iPad mini 5 (2019) and newer, iPad Air 3rd gen (2019) and newer, and the eighth-gen iPad (2020) or newer get full support.
Though this is not the first time such partial obsolescence has happened and Apple communicated it even less clear at the time.