iOS 15.2.1 Bug Fixes For CarPlay And Messages
Apple has just released iOS 15.2.1 build number 19C63, almost one month after seeding iOS 15.2. It’s an 1GB large update that brings bug fixes to iPhone and iPad. The release notes mention patches for CarPlay and Messages bugs.
iOS 15.2.1 Download
This update is available as usual, over-the-air in Settings -> General -> Software Update.
Your iPhone will update to it automatically (if enabled) in a couple of days, or you can force the update now by using Download and Install.
Provide iPhone Passcode and be patient until iOS 15.2.1 is requested, downloaded, prepared for update, verified and installed on your device!
Fact: Any problems updating iPhone to this release? Contact us asap here.
iOS 15.2.1 Bug Fixes
As mentioned above the update log highlights the following issues that are now labeled as fixed:
- Messages not loading photos that are sent via an iCloud link. (Fixed!)
- Third-party CarPlay apps might become unresponsive. We’ve reported this issue here. (Fixed!)
- HomeKit vulnerability has been patched by this update as mentioned in the security content of this update.
iOS 15.2.1 Old Bugs
Below you have some of the most common issues reported in iOS 15.2. We’re currently trying to replicate them in this version, to detect any other hidden bug fixes:
- To be updated
iOS 15.2.1 New Bugs
If you notice any new issues after updating to this release, don’t hesitate to mention your problem in the comments of this article or directly from the cont
- To be updated
iOS 15.2.1 Features
There are no other improvements mentioned in the release notes. However, Apple often adds new features or changes without mentioning them.
Important: Our iOS 15.2.1 testing is ongoing. If you notice anything new, that’s not mentioned here, don’t hesitate to let us know using the comments section.
Have you updated to iOS 15.2.1 and iPadOS 15.2.1? What’s your feedback? Use the comments section and. contribute to this review!
Related: Apple has also issued iOS 15.3 beta 2 (19D5040e) for Developers, as well as watchOS 8.4 beta 2 (19S5539e), tvOS 15.3 beta 2 (19K5541d) and macOS 12.2 beta 2 (21D5039d).
After I had updated in 15.2.1 there is a problem with contacts synchronization via Bluetooth connection on my car audio and multimedia player. My multimedia player Pioneer AVH-X7800 can’t find any contacts from my iPhone Xsmax. The CarPlay option via usb connection seems working good.
Is there anyone else having the same problem?
Thanks for sharing this John. Have you tried rebooting the iPhone?
I have Pioneer AVH-X7800 but It doesnt have Carplay option at all. I can connect my iphone and use appradio, contact sync and listening the music but proper CarPlay doesnt exist?
Did you have it from day one, did you do some upgrading etc.. and whats the current installed firmware on your pioneer device at the moment?
Appreciate your reply in advance.
iOS 15.2.1 messed up my Message app. iCloud links sent are not loading for iMessage. Like the text disappears. Then when my phone is plugged into CarPlay, it fails to follow my notification settings (have it set on show previews when unlocked, but with CarPlay it always shows previews even when locked).
Thanks for the feedback MD. For Messages, have you tried rebooting the device? For the CarPlay issue, does it help if you unpair and reconnect iPhone with car?
I think there is a setting to allow CarPlay to unlock phone or keep unlocked when plugged in?
Updated to 15.2.1 and my keyboard doesn’t recognize the character I am pressing. The whole keyboard acts like all the characters shifted over one or two spaces.
Thanks for the feedback Andy. This keyboard accuracy issue has been reported in previous iOS 15 versions too. Try these tips and let us know if you have any luck: https://www.iphonetricks.org/iphone-keyboard-accuracy-issues-in-ios-15/
Incoming text messages are not showing on the messages window. The icon shows blank as if no new messages have arrived, but when I select the text message window, there are several messages that didn’t show or notify!!!
Messages notifications not working has been a common problem in iOS 15. This can be caused by a couple of new iOS 15 settings. Check the workarounds mentioned here: https://www.iphonetricks.org/how-to-fix-notifications-not-working-ios-15/ and let us know if anything helps.
This update has finally fixed a long-standing issue with the BT connection with my “legacy” car BT stack (Audi MMI 2G High). This happened around iPhone 11 time where-upon the BT connection would drop out frequently, Very frustrating. It is finally resolved, and works like it used to.
Great news. Thanks for confirming.
I just updated and now i cant play any songs when i connect bluetooth to my car CX9.. not a carplay but before this it works fine darn it i shudnt update it in the first place
iOS 15.3 is out now. It should fix this issue. Please confirm.
My husband and I have iphone 11’s and share the same apple ID account. Having the same apple ID means we share our photos folder, and music, but that’s about all. Our texting was our own, it didn’t show up on each others phones. But NOW, when he texts I see his text messages and visa versa. Went to ATT store and they said it’s an update issue, they have had numerous people that day come in with same issue, and that we’d have to go to a computer store and pay a techie to work through the problem.
I just fixed it myself. Here’s what I did for others out there. First I turned off/on airplane mode and bluetooth. Then in settings/messages/ I turned off/on iMessage. Then right under that is the Send & Receive button both of our phone numbers were chosen, so I unchose each others on our phones. So the only one chosen on mine was me, and the only one chosen on his is him. Then I rebooted both phones. And yahhhhh it’s fixed.
Glad you could fix it Heidi. Thanks for sharing!
My XR updated this morning to the IOS 15.2.1 and now my messages app is not working at all. I can’t send or receive texts regardless of any trick I try. I also cannot connect to any WIFI networks, even ones that I’ve connected to everyday. my contacts have also stopped linking to my iCloud. My co-worker has a 13 pro and she says the same things are happening to her.
iOS 15.3 is out now. Are you able to update and check if it helps!
My IPhone 13 Pro Max updated to 15.2.1 last night & I can no longer send IMessages. I have tried everything that I have searched to do & still no longer works. I can send text messages & receive text & iMessages but cannot send an iMessage.
iOS 15.3 is out now. Does it help?
Same issue with me. I have been working with apple support for 2 weeks and they can’t seem to solve the issue. Have you found a solution?
I am having the same problem Madison described since updating iPhone 13 this morning.
I have iphone 13 pro I can send an receive imessages but not ordinary text messages
Thanks for the feedback David. iOS 15.3 has been released. Does it help?
iPhone 13 pro max and upgraded to 15.2.1 and I noticed that the “voice prompt sound” is back when interacting with Siri. It was gone I want to say since ios 15 came out and I really enjoyed not having to wait to talk. Was hoping there was a way to turn this off but I didn’t see anything.
Sorry I meant 15.3 not 15.2.1
iPhone mouthpiece not working. mouthpiece is not working all my apps(such whatsapp, telegram, call etc.) it only works if am connected to airpods or headset.
I tried reseting my iphone7 it is still the same.
Iphone7 software version 15.2
Whatsapp is no longer working after the update iOS 15.2.1
In Carplay messaging, it asks “what do you want to say”…..then you have to WAIT for up to 8 seconds for the BEEP before you can dictate your message . Very annoying,
Thanks for reporting Charlie. Can you mention the OS version that this issue happens on?