Apple fixes two iPhone and Apple Watch bugs with iOS 15.1.1 and watchOS eight.1.1

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Enlarge / The Apple Watch Series 7 is practically indistinguishable from the Series 6 (less with a bright dial), and it doesn’t add much, but it’s still the best smartwatch you can buy.

Apple has released two small software updates for its platforms – one for iPhones and the other for the Apple Watch.

According to the release notes, iOS 15.1.1 does exactly one thing: it addresses abandoned calls on the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Promax.

Here are Apple’s own words that are no longer revealing:

iOS 15.1.1 improves call abandonment performance on the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 models.

The update is 384.9 MB on the iPhone 13 Pro and is already available for download on all supported devices.

On the Apple Watch side, Apple has released watchOS 8.1.1. According to Apple, this update fixes charging problems with the Apple Watch Series 7. At this point, here are the concise release notes for this update:

watchOS 8.1.1 addresses an issue where the Apple Watch Series 7 may not charge as expected for some users.

That’s not a lot, but it is perhaps worth noting that the Series 7 has a new fast charge feature that could explain why the issue this update is intended to fix applies solely to this new model.

These updates obviously don’t have any new features, but hold on tight: iOS 15.2 and watchOS 8.2 are probably not that far. Apple just released a new beta version of iOS 15.2 this week.

iOS 15.2 adds a new app privacy report in Settings, a switch for macro photography mode on the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, and more.

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