Apple Released iOS 15.1.1 Official Version | Upgrade or Not?

Apple has released iOS 15.1.1 yesterday. Read this passage to know whether you should upgrade your iPhone 13, 12 to iOS 15.1.1.


By Dylan / Updated on June 2, 2023

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As we all know, whether it is iOS or Android, the system is in constant "evolution", so the system push update notification is actually a normal thing.

However, in many cases, there are many versions that do not need to be updated, such as older models, it is recommended to keep the old system version, the new version may not adapt to the situation.

If you are a new user, you can selectively update, because some system versions will have very many bugs, and even affect the actual experience, so it is not very recommended that you update.

But then again, if it's a new machine and a new system version update, it's still highly recommended to update, such as today's iOS 15.1.1.

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Should You Upgrade to the Latest iOS 15.1.1?

Apple has released iOS 15.1.1 today, a minor update almost a month after the release of iOS 15.1. But it fixes the big problem of "dropped calls" on iPhone 12 and 13 series.

The iOS 15.1.1 update is now available for download and can be obtained on all eligible devices via “Settings > “General” > “Software Update”.

If you upgraded from the previous iOS 15.1 release, this update package is about 400MB and the version number will be 19B81 after the update.

According to Apple's release notes, iOS 15.1.1 improves the dropped connection issue on iPhone 12 and 13 series models, so users experiencing dropped connection issues should see improvements after installing the update. However, this version of the firmware is only available for iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 series devices, other models will not receive this update.

And, by the way, Apple's previous version, iOS 15.1 build 19B74, which was released on October 25, added SharePlay and Vaccine Card input support to Apple Wallet, and this is the first bug-fix release since the update was released.

✍Note: What is call drop?
Call drop is the phone service provider’s inability to continue a call once it has been correctly established.

A number of users have seen this version of Apple's update and exclaimed that before they had always felt that sometimes the phone call dropped was a nearby signal problem, but they did not expect it to be a software problem, which manifested itself as a prompt to dial out after the drop, but actually could, in short, drop.

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If you also have such the “call drop” problem, then it is better to quickly update and upgrade your iPhone to iOS 15.1.1.

Of course, iOS 15.1.1 update content, but also from the side to reflect the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 call function is not very perfect. In the previous iOS version, many fans have fed back that their iPhone 12 or iPhone 13 calls often appear dropped, even if the network condition is good, this problem is also repeated.

If the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 can't even do this well, what else can they do to attract consumers? Apple obviously understands the shortcomings of iPhone 12 and iPhone 13, that's why it released iOS 15.1.1 to ensure their call quality, and the problem of dropped calls won't appear again after the upgrade.

Needless to say, Apple's updates to iOS are generally extremely purposeful and from the user's point of view, and it is for this reason that iOS is considered the best mobile operating system in the world to use. But in recent years, Android is slowly catching up, the advantages of iOS are no longer obvious, and Apple needs to make further efforts.

More Information about iOS 15.2 Beta Update

It's also worth mentioning that Apple's iOS 15.2 Beta 3 release yesterday has opened up screen replacement access for the iPhone 13. Users will no longer be prompted with Face ID errors after third-party screen replacement, and Face ID unlocking can still be used normally.

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Earlier, Apple upgraded the iPhone 13 screen again with encryption, adding a micro controller to the screen to match the screen to the motherboard. If users want to replace the screen, they must use Apple's diagnostic account to pair the micro-controller with the new screen serial number, otherwise the pop-up window "Device cannot verify if the screen is a genuine Apple part" will appear, and Face ID will not work properly.

After widespread media coverage, Apple said it would roll out a software update that would allow for display repairs without banning Face ID, but did not specify when it would be rolled out.

According to media reports, users who upgraded to iOS 15.2 Beta3 and then replaced the iPhone 13 screen found that Face ID worked even without porting the micro controller over, but the screen would still have a non-genuine pop-up window.In other words, Apple just removed the Face ID verification problem, but the screen encryption still exists, if users want to replace the screen without pop-ups, they must find the official Apple for replacement.

But this phenomenon is only temporary, earlier today Apple has announced the "self-service repair" program, allowing users to complete their own repairs. The program will allow customers who wish to complete repairs themselves to have access to original parts, tools and manuals from Apple, starting with the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 series.

Moreover, iOS 15.1.1 is only a minor version of the official version of the fix, and it is expected that the major version will take some time to wait. Because iOS 15.2 beta version only came to Beta3, and at the same time this new beta version is also accompanied by very many detailed problems that directly affect the user experience.

So that the arrival of iOS 15.2 official version may have to be until the end of the month or next month.But there is no way out, some problems really need to be tested many times before, otherwise, the user experience will also become very poor.


Since Apple launched iOS 15 this year, various vulnerabilities have been discovered by users, and currently, iPhone 13 also has a unique flaw. For iOS 15, which has not yet had a particularly large version update this year, the user experience has dropped significantly.

Compared to the amazing performance of iOS 14 released last year in terms of features and user experience, a bug was discovered less than a week after iOS 15 was released this year. although Apple also quickly and urgently fixed it, the poor performance still left a bad impression on users. This is also the reason why the subsequent iOS 15 version has been pushed out many times and the fans have been slow to upgrade.

Finally, many of the features on iOS 15 have been implemented on Android phones for a long time, but many Android manufacturers have not been particularly serious about polishing these features. iOS is late in launching these features, but always gives users a better experience in all details. The software experience is the key to retaining users, and I hope Android manufacturers can put more thought into the software side, and polish the details of the features well.

So, if you have anything to say about Apple's sudden release of iOS 15.1.1 today, why not leave a message in the comments section to discuss it together!

Dylan · Editor
Dylan is an editor of mobile backup software. He likes to share the latest news about iPhone and iOS, write useful tips, and give solutions to help people solve all kinds of issues.