iPadOS 15 issues: 5 things you need to know

iPad users are facing a variety of iPadOS 15 issues as we move away from the latest software release.

Apple has pushed a new iPadOS 15.4 update to iPad users. The software is compatible with iPad mini 4 and later, iPad Air 2 and later, fifth-generation iPad and later, and all iPad Pro models.

The new firmware has the potential to improve the performance of your iPad. Some iPad users notice a big difference in performance after making the jump to the latest version of iPadOS 15.

Many reviews of iPadOS 15.4 are good, but we also hear about issues affecting the firmware. Some of these issues are new, others have been carried over from previous versions of iPadOS.

In this iPadOS 15 issues guide, we'll walk you through the current status of the software. We'll show you where to find potential fixes for the most common iPadOS 15 issues and provide resources that might help you if you're having trouble.

We'll also cover the status of iPadOS downgrade and what you can expect from Apple and iPadOS 15 updates down the road.

iPadOS 15 issues

iPad mini, iPad Pro, iPad Air, and iPad users complain about a variety of iPadOS 15 bugs and performance issues, some of which pop up whenever Apple releases new software iPadOS.

The current list of iPadOS 15 issues includes download and installation issues, abnormal battery drain, UI lag, crashes, issues with first-party and third-party apps, Face ID, Wi-Fi issues, and Bluetooth issues.

We've also heard of an issue impacting read receipts in the Messages app. Some iPadOS 15 users say that read receipts are still active even when disabled.

It is not known how widespread this problem is. We haven't seen it on any of the iPadOS 15-powered iPad models in our possession. If you are experiencing the problem on your device, try restarting your iPad.

We expect this list to grow as more and more people upgrade from iPadOS 14 and older versions of iPadOS 15 to the latest version of iPadOS 15.

If you haven't downloaded the latest version of iPadOS 15 yet, we recommend preparing yourself and your iPad for the move. A little prep work ahead of time could help you avoid major headaches.

We've put together a step-by-step pre-installation process and it will help you get ready for installation.

iPadOS 15 performance

If your iPad is running iPadOS 15.3 or an earlier version of iPadOS and you're wary of upgrading to the latest version of iPadOS 15, you'll want to dig deeper into the feedback from those who've upgraded to the software.

If you've already upgraded your iPad to iPadOS 15.4, you might want to monitor the update performance feedback from other iPad users.

We also recommend digging into YouTube, Apple's discussion forums , social media sites like Twitter/Facebook, and the MacRumors forums for additional feedback on the performance of the latest iPadOS 15 update.

How to Fix iPadOS 15 Problems

Before contacting Apple Customer Support, check out our list of fixes for the most common software problems.

We've also published a list of tips that might help you improve the performance of your device and a guide that will show you how to fix battery life issues.

If you can't find a solution in these guides, head over to Apple's Discussion Forums . If you can't find what you're looking for there, you can contact Apple Support through Twitter or through the company's website .

If nothing works, you'll probably want to make an appointment to see a Genius at your local Apple Store .

Downgrading iPadOS

If you can't stand the performance of iPadOS 15.4 on your iPad, note that you can't downgrade to older iPadOS software at this time.

Apple recently stopped signing on to iPadOS 15.3.1, which means you can't downgrade your tablet's software to the previous version of iPadOS 15 in an attempt to improve its performance.

The company also stopped signing on iPadOS 15.3, iPadOS 15.2.1, iPadOS 15.2, iPadOS 15.1, iPadOS 15.0.2, iPadOS 15.0.1, and iPadOS 15.0, which means you can downgrade your iPad software to those versions. of iPadOS 15. Either.

To learn more about how the downgrade process works, check out our detailed walkthrough.

And after

If your iPad is struggling right now, you'll probably be alone for a while.

iPadOS 15.4 was the last known upgrade in the company's iPadOS pipeline and it's unclear when the next version will be released to iPad users.

We're expecting Apple to put a new iPadOS update into beta testing, so you'll want to keep an eye out for new software during the month.