iOS 15.1 Beta 3 Features, Bug Fixes And Improvements

iOS 15.1 Beta 3

iOS 15.1 Beta 3

Apple has seeded iOS 15.1 Beta 3 build number 19B5060d with bug fixes and improvements. This new version comes one week after Beta 2 (19B5052f). It brings a new ProRes video feature for the standard iPhone camera app, as well as an Auto Macro toggle for the iPhone 13 Pro models!

iOS 15.1 Beta 3 Download

iOS 15.1 Beta 3 download
This update is available over-the-air in Settings -> General -> Software Update, as long as you have the iOS 15 Beta Profile installed on your device!

Update: iOS 15.1 Beta 3 has also been released for Public Beta testers!
iOS 15.1 Public Beta 3
Tap Download and Install, input your device’s Passcode, Agree with Apple’s terms and follow the on screen prompts to install iOS 15.1 Beta 3.

Tip: For our detailed step-by step guide tap here!

Fact: The iOS 15.1 Beta 3 update file is 971.5 MB when updating from Beta 2 and 6.37 GB when updating from iOS 15.0.1!

iOS 15.1 Beta 3 Features

The update log only mentions bug fixes and improvements. However, early testing have unveiled a series of new Camera features of the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max models.

  • Apple ProRes Video Feature – You can now enable ProRes video recording mode. This is one of the most popular formats for video professionals that require a lot of post-production.
  • Fact: According to Apple, a minute of 10-bit HDR ProRes (4K) takes approximatively 1.7 GB of storage space! Apple ProRes is limited to 30fps at 1080p on iPhone 13 Pro models with only 128 GB of storage space.
    how to enable Apple ProRes in iOS 15.1
    How to: To enable Apple ProRes video format you have to browse for Settings -> Camera -> Formats -> Apple ProRes (available in the Video Capture section)

  • Auto Macro toggle – iPhone 13 Pro models are set by default to auto switch for the Ultra Wide lens when you bring the camera close to an object. This allows them to capture spectacular macro shots.

    However, the distance when the switch occurs is not always the same and some users find it annoying. Thanks to the new Auto Macro toggle, you can stop this behavior if you’re not a fan of macro photos!
    Auto Macro toggle for Camera in iOS 15.1
    How to: Browse for Settings -> Camera -> Auto Macro.

Other Minor Changes

  • New icon for the Apple Watch Fully Charged notification. You can check it in the nearby screenshot
    Credits for the find to Reddit user _vonStein.
    new Apple Watch fully charged icon in notification
  • Apple Watch Series 7 images have been updated to the Watch app in iOS 15.1 Beta 3.
    Fact: iOS 15.1 and watchOS 8.1 could be releases as early as next week in time for the first AW Series 7 deliveries!
    Apple Watch Series 7 image in iOS 15.1

iOS 15.1 Beta 3 Release Notes

iOS 15.1 Beta 3 release notes
The update log doesn’t mention any of the new features and changes mentioned above. It just confirms ‘bug fixes and performance improvements’.

However, the detailed documentation available on the Apple Developer website mentions a few known issues:

  • Loss Of Audio during calls, going as far as dropping the call is something that Apple is aware of.
    Workaround: Enable and disable Airplane Mode, or reboot iPhone.
  • Activating Alarms in the Clock app is not working with Voice Over
    Workaround: not available.
  • Matter accessory notifications don’t work in the Home app.
    Workaround: Relaunch the Home app to force the refresh of the Matter accessory state.

iOS 15.1 Beta 3 Bug Fixes

iOS 15 does come with an impressive amount of issues. We expect iOS 15.1 to fix a bunch of them. Below you can find a list with the most common bugs, along with confirmations for fixes included in this version. New bugs are also tracked:

Known Issues

Bugs Fixed

  • Shortcuts fixed – Some popular shortcuts including Set Wallpaper, Get Clipboard, Append to Note are now working in the Shortcuts app.
  • Safari videos show black screen during playback. This very annoying bug seems to be fixed. Need more confirmations though. Please use the comments section!
  • To be updated.

New Bugs

  • Clock widget bug crashes the app’s Home Screen widgets when the user from changes cities in World Clock and single Clock glance.
    Workaround: Remove widget and add it again!
  • Battery drain and overheating issues experienced by many users after updating to iOS 15.1 Beta 3!
    Workaround: Not available yet.

Have you updated your iPhone to iOS 15.1 Beta 3 or your iPad to iPadOS 15.1 Beta 3? Did you spot any other changes not mentioned on this page? What about bugs? Any new problems? Use the comments section to share your feedback.

Related: Apple has also released today the watchOS 8.1 and tvOS 15.1 Beta 3 software versions!