What's new for enterprise in iPadOS 15?

Find out about the enterprise content that Apple has released for iPadOS 15.

iPadOS 15 updates improve the stability, performance or compatibility of your device and are recommended for all users. Device administrators can manage software updates using an MDM solution.

For information about general improvements, find out about iPadOS 15 updates.

For details about the security content of these updates, see Apple security updates.

iPadOS 15.6

  • When using a Yubikey 5Ci to copy a password string, the entire string will now be retrieved.

iPadOS 15.5

  • Adds support for signing in with a Managed Apple ID that is federated with Google Workspace.

  • Resolves an issue where tel:// links containing special characters would not initiate a call.

  • URL Scheme links for apps are now active in Mail, Messages and other apps.

  • Resolves an issue where devices configured for Always On VPN are unable to load the Captive Network Assistant when joining networks.

iPadOS 15.4

Device Management

  • Sharing notes stored in a managed account to unmanaged destinations can now be prevented by the existing Managed Open In restrictions.

  • Apps installed on devices enrolled in User Enrolment can now be updated by MDM.

  • Resolves an issue where reinstalling an enrolment profile would not succeed.

Bug fixes and other improvements

  • The AirDrop restriction is now applied correctly to devices with classes configured in the Classroom app.

  • Resolves an issue where government alerts could not be disabled by the user.

  • Devices configured for Japanese hardware keyboards will no longer change keyboard mapping when device orientation is changed.

  • Resolves an issue where new text replacements could not be added on some devices.

  • Resolves an issue where users would receive multiple prompts when loading a web page that requires a certificate for authentication.

  • Resolves an issue where external keyboards could not be used to sign in to a Shared iPad device.

iPadOS 15.3

  • Resolves an issue that could cause calendar meeting participants to receive responses from older Exchange calendar events after a device has been updated.

  • Resolves an issue that could cause Safari-initiated WebRTC-based video conferences to not have audio or video.

  • Resolves an issue that could cause web pages requiring authentication to prompt multiple times while loading.

iPadOS 15.2

Device Management

  • The use of Mail Privacy Protection can now be prevented on supervised devices.

Bug fixes and other improvements

  • Resolves an issue in which the iCloud Backup restriction was not applied when using the "Transfer or Reset" workflow.

  • Resolves an issue which prevented Apple Configurator 2 from modifying the Home Screen of attached devices.

  • Resolves an issue that could cause Calendar to be slow or unresponsive.

  • Resolves an issue that prevented a proxy that uses NTLM from authenticating.

  • Resolves an issue that prevented some devices from installing software updates over mobile data.

  • Resolves an issue that could cause MDM-delivered certificates to become unavailable. Learn more

iPadOS 15.1

Bug fixes and other improvements

  • When an app is configured for single app mode, the user can approve prompts for mic, camera and other entitlements.

  • Corrected an issue in which the Erase All Contents and Settings restriction didn't prevent users from erasing devices.

iPadOS 15

iPadOS 15 includes new features such as Managed Pasteboard, an improved User Enrolment experience, new declarative management capabilities and other device management improvements.

Device Management

  • A new Managed Pasteboard restriction in iPadOS 15 ensures pasting of content follows configured managed Open In rules.

  • User Enrolment allows access to iCloud Drive for both personal and Managed Apple ID accounts in the Files app.

  • A new account-based enrolment flow allows users to initiate enrolment from their device in Settings > General > VPN & Device Management using their assigned Managed Apple ID.

  • The Extensible Single Sign-On payload can now specify preferred KDCs.

  • With tvOS 15, a new key in the TV Remote payload can be used to remove Apple TV device names in the Apple TV remote widget.

  • iCloud Private Relay can be prevented on supervised devices. Find out how to prepare your network for iCloud Private Relay.

Bug fixes and other improvements

  • When composing an email message, the "DisplayName" will now be displayed for recipients found in an Exchange Global Address List.

  • Addresses an issue where per-account VPN connection was not established with Exchange accounts for all services.

  • Messages will no longer be disabled following a software update if the Messages and FaceTime screen have been configured to be skipped during Automated Device Enrolment.

  • When MDM pushes a software update to a passcode-protected device in a locked state, the Lock Screen will no longer show an error.

  • Devices prepared with cfgutil will now exit Setup Assistant correctly when complete.

  • Resolves an issue where Mail notifications are not displayed on the Lock Screen.

  • When devices are configured for Japanese language and Open In management restrictions are enabled, contacts will now be sorted correctly when choosing recipients in Mail

  • iPadOS 15 supports the IPv6-Only-Preferred option in DHCPv4. This option allows IPv6 capable devices to forgo the assignment of an IPv4 address.

  • The Single Sign-On extension can now use Face ID and Touch ID for authentication.

  • Kerberos SSO credentials are sent correctly to ADFS servers when authentication occurs via SafariViewController API.

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