iOS 15 Release Candidate Features, Release Notes & Date

iOS 15 RC update

iOS 15 RC update

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

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.
how to remove iOS 15 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

iOS 15 update log
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!

Fixed Issues

To be updated!

New Bugs

  • 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.

Known Issues

  • 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.