The iPhone 13 doesn’t arrive in stores until Friday, but you don’t have to wait till then to upgrade your phone. Apple’s new iPhone operating system is available for download right now.
Better known as iOS 15, it promises a host of improvements, including the ability to stream movies, TV shows, and music together with friends and family members on FaceTime; redesigned notifications that can be grouped together and delivered at the time you choose; and the introduction of voice search and helpful third-party extensions on the Safari web browser.
Below you’ll find more info on the best new features alongside tips on how to update your phone to iOS 15.
If you own an Apple tablet or smartwatch, note that the company has also released updated versions of iPadOS and watchOS. iPadOS 15 works on tablets dating back to 2014’s iPad Air 2 and watchOS 8 on models as old as the Apple Watch Series 3.