iOS 15.0.2 and iPadOS 15.0.2 now available: Apple fixes bugs with CarPlay, AirTag and more


After the release of iOS 15, the problems and bugs in iOS 15 quickly surfaced. After more than a week, Apple released iOS 15.0.1, which fixed an issue with the Apple Watch and the storage bug. But there was still plenty to fix, as the list of issues is much longer than just these two bugs. Did Apple fix these issues in iOS 15.0.2? The new version has build number 19A404.

iOS 15.0.2 available

In recent days, users have been complaining about problems with CarPlay and missing AirTags, among other things. CarPlay can sometimes crash immediately or after playing music. There are a few steps you can take to fix this yourself (turning the equalizer on and off), but it would be nicer if Apple fixes this right at the source itself. That also applies to the missing AirTags, which suddenly disappeared after updating to iOS 15.

The release notes show that these issues have indeed been resolved. Apple says AirTags may not appear in the Objects tab and CarPlay crashed when opening audio apps. Apple also announced that the bug in iMessage that caused saved photos to disappear has now been fixed.

iOS 15.0.2 release notes

These are the release notes of iOS 15.0.2:

iOS 15.0.2 includes bug fixes and important security updates for your iPhone.

This update includes bug fixes for your iPhone:

  • Photos saved to your library from Messages, could be deleted if the associated message thread or message was deleted
  • The leather cardholder with MagSafe for iPhone may not be able to connect to Find My
  • The Airtag may not have been displayed in the tab ‘Objects’ in Find my
  • CarPlay may not be able to open audio apps or disconnect during playback
  • Device restore or update may fail when using Finder or iTunes for iPhone 13 models

For more information about the security aspects of Apple software updates, please visit the following website:

Download iOS 15.0.2< br> To download iOS 15.0.2, do the following:

  1. On your iPhone, go to Settings > General > Software update. Wait for the update to appear.
  2. Tap Download and install.
  3. Wait for your device to reboot and the installation to complete.

< p>You can also update through iTunes or the Finder. To do this, connect your iPhone or iPad to your Mac or PC with a cable and open iTunes or the Finder in macOS Catalina and newer. Click on your connected device and choose Search for update. The update will then be downloaded and then installed on your device.

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