Apple this afternoon released new versions of its operating systems. iOS 15.4.1, iPadOS 15.4.1, watchOS 8.5.1 and macOS Monterey 12.3.1. The round of updates also includes a new version of HomePod software, 15.4.1. This week we were expecting new betas, but it looks like the developers are taking a well-deserved break.
Bug fixes with Siri, Bluetooth and HomeKit
These new versions focus on fixing some errors that have appeared in recent days. iOS 15.4.1 and iPadOS 15.4.1 fixes an issue that caused excessive battery drain in some terminals, in addition to fixing a braille reading bug for the blind.
In the case of HomePods, an erroneous behavior that prevented Siri from properly managing HomeKit devices has been resolved. For its part, macOS Monterey 12.3.1 bug fixes with bluetooth game controllers and with USB-C and Thunderbolt monitor connections on select 2018 Mac minis. watchOS is limited to improving system stability and security.
Since we are talking about stable releases, you we recommend everyone to install these updates. The one for HomePods will be applied automatically, and if you don’t want to wait the days it takes for Apple’s servers to do it with the rest of the devices, you can force the update through System Preferences in macOS or in Settings in the case of iPhones and Apple Watch.