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Apple has just released iOS 15.0.1, and it fixes the issue some iPhone 13 owners were having where they couldn’t unlock their devices using an Apple Watch while wearing a mask. If you are suffering from that problem, it’s time to update your phone.

iOS 15.0.1 Is Here!

As mentioned, the main feature coming with iOS 15.0.1 is the fix for iPhones that couldn’t use the Unlock with Apple Watch feature to open their devices using Face ID while wearing a mask.

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The original support document from Apple on the issues said:

Apple has identified an issue where Unlock with Apple Watch may not work with iPhone 13 devices. You might see “Unable to Communicate with Apple Watch” if you try to unlock your iPhone while wearing a face mask, or you might not be able to set up Unlock with Apple Watch.

Now, Apple has added a mention to update your device to fix the problem on that support page.

The update comes with a couple of other fixes as well. Some users were complaining about the Settings app reporting that their devices are full when they aren’t. With the latest iOS update, that shouldn’t happen anymore.

A minor issue caused Audio meditations to unexpectedly start a workout on Apple Watch for some Fitness+ subscribers, and that’s also been fixed with this update.

What About Other iOS 15 Bugs?

While these were the most coming iOS 15 issues, some users have reported problems with touch screen responsiveness and other bugs. It doesn’t appear that these issues were addressed in iOS 15.0.1, so if you’re facing touchscreen issues, you might have to wait a little longer for those to be fixed.

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