iOS 15 Release Candidate Features, Release Notes & Date
Last updated on September 20th, 2021 at 01:20 pmPosted in News by Patricia on September 14, 2021
Apple has rolled out the iOS 15 Release Candidate software update with build number 19A344. If no major bugs flare up, this could be identical with the iOS 15 release date announced for September 20. It’s the 9th iOS 15 beta release and comes two weeks after Beta 8!
Update: iOS 15 has been released to the general public! Download it now!
iOS 15 RC Download
The Release Candidate update is available over-the-air in Settings -> General -> Software Update for both Developers and Public Beta testers!
To be able to get the 5.44 GB large iOS 15 RC on the Software Update screen you need the iOS and iPad 15 Beta Profile installed on your iPhone or iPad.
You can download the iOS 15 Configuration Profile from the Apple Beta Software Program website!
Tip: For a detailed step-by-step guide on how to update to iOS 15 Release Candidate version tap here.
iOS 15 RC To iOS 15 Public Version
If you’re new to beta testing you’re probably wondering how to switch from the iOS 15 beta updates to the public release version.
The trick is to uninstall the iOS 15 Configuration Profile. This can be done in Settings -> General -> VPN & Device Management -> iOS 15 & iPadOS 15 Configuration Profile -> Remove Profile.
If you remove the profile after updating to the iOS 15 RC, you won’t get any other iOS 15 software update on September 20, unless Apple decides to change the build number. This means that you will switch to an iOS 15 public release when iOS 15.0.1 or iOS 15.1 will be released!
iOS 15 Release Candidate Features
iOS 15 brings lots of new features to the iPhone. However, we haven’t been able to spot significant changes introduced in the RC version when compared to Beta 8.
One of them has been spotted in iPadOS 15. Apps can to continue to use the device’s camera while displaying multiple windows and being the only app on the screen.
If you found others don’t hesitate to share them with us in the comments section!
iOS 15 RC Release Notes
Apple has published the extended iOS 15 update log along with the Release Candidate rollout. It highlights new features for: FaceTime, Messages and Memoji, Focus, Notifications, Maps, Safari, Wallet, Live Text, Spotlight, Photos, Health, Weather, Siri, Privacy, iCloud+ and Accessibility.
On top of this it also highlights changes in Notes, Reminders, Apple Music, Translation, Home Screen widgets, Apple ID, Find My and others!
The detailed iOS 15 release notes are available here.
iOS 15 Release Candidate Bugs
We’re currently resting out the iOS 15 RC version. Any bugs will be listed in this section. If you stumble upon a problem, don’t hesitate to share it with us using the comments section!
To be updated!
- Settings app crashes when trying to tweak Music settings. Can you confirm this bug?
Fix: Delete Medialibrary.sql files as described in this step-by-step tutorial.
Reported by Dhas and confirmed by other readers.
- Keyboard doesn’t show up when tapping the Search field in App Library!
Workaround: This issue was also reported in iOS 14. Here are a few tips to fix it!
- Maps remains stuck in zoom out position, when adding a stop while in route to a destination. This hinders navigation.
Workaround: Stop driving! Force quit Maps. Reconfigure navigation and add the stop as destination. Once you reach the “stop”, reconfigure and use the initial destination as final one.
em>Reported by Steve
- Third-party apps crash when opening: Microsoft Office has been severely hit by the iOS 15 RC update. All apps excepting OneDrive and Outlook are crashing on the splash screen and won’t open!
Workaround: Update Microsoft Office apps in the App Store!
Reported by Golam.
- The iOS 15 storage bug hasn’t been patched. Affected iPhone continue to display an available storage value that’s higher than the physical capacity of the respective iPhone!
Have you updated iPhone to iOS 15 Release Candidate version? What’s your feedback? Use the comments section available below and let us know!
Related: Apple has also seeded the watchOS 8 RC, as well as the tvOS 15 Release Candidate versions.
After update to ios15 RC, in setting when clicking on music the screen freezes and after some time the settings app crashes. Also even if by chance it enter the music settings the next screen freezes
Thanks for reporting this. Can you please mention your iPhone model? I tried to replicate this on iPhone 12 Pro and I do not get the same bug. I can change Music configuration in Settings app without problems.
The Music settings bug seems specific for when changing from 1.48 to the 15RC candidate on iPhones. iPadOS does not seem to suffer from the same problem.
If you have changed to iOS15 prior 14.8 you probably did not experience the problem.
Here I have the problem in iPhone 11 PRO. Restarting the phone does not help.
Thanks for adding this. Please try the fix described by Tyrone here: https://www.iphonetricks.org/how-to-fix-settings-app-crashes-in-ios-15/
Let us know if it works.
it works better than the ios 15 that keep turning off
Thanks for the feedback.
I’ve had the Music issue in settings, attempting to open the settings crashes you back to the home screen. When I can finally get it loaded up, it’s like the menu has half moved in view and nothing is touchable.
I also have an issue where I tried deleting the Music App completely, however; when I go into iPhone Storage Music is still listed but with no icon & a cloud download button. It also shows Books the same way (I haven’t had Books installed on my iPhone since I bought it in 2020 and it didn’t show like this until iOS 15 RC)
Thanks for confirming this. Have you tried to delete the Music app from the App Library, or you offloaded it in Settings -> General -> iPhone Storage -> Music?
What do you get now if you tap the Music app in iPhone Storage? Does it re-download when you press the cloud download button?
Let us know please, if the issue goes away after re-installing Apple Music.
Updated: We’ve provided a potential fix here!
When en route to a destination in maps, if you add a stop the map stays zoomed out along it impossible to navigate and also unsafe
Thanks for reporting this Steve. Try to offload Maps and Reinstall the app in Settings -> General -> iPhone Storage -> Maps.
Let me know if the glitch is still occurring after applying this. Thanks
I can’t open Microsoft OneNote apps on 15.0 (19A344), iPad 6th Generation
Thanks for your feedback Golam. Indeed I can replicate this bug. Apparently, it’s affecting everyone. Will submit a bug report via the feedback app.
If iOS 15.1 (or 15.0.1) Public released, should I remove the Profile Beta? (because i’m in iOS 15 RC now)
Yes, if you want to switch lines and go back to the public release version you have to remove the profile and restart iPhone. Most likely, for 15.1 a beta will be available first though, which means that you will need the profile to test it, or just wait without a profile to get the public version. In case of an unplanned iOS 15.0.1 release you won’t get it with the beta profile.