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iPadOS 15.6 fixes pesky iPad mini 6 charging issue — check out its other new features

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Apple recently released iPadOS 15.6, and to the delight of affected iPad mini 6 users, it addresses a charging issue that a significant number of users experienced after updating to iPadOS 15.5. Many were unable to charge their Apple slates.

Fortunately, the Cupertino-based tech giant rectified the issue with the roll out of iPadOS 15.6. With the update, affected sixth-generation iPad minis should be able to detect chargers and other USB-C accessories.

What does iPadOS 15.6 do?

The iPadOS 15.6, similar to iOS 15.6, rectifies a lengthy list of security flaws. To put it succinctly, iPad 15.6 addressed issues regarding apps gaining access to root privileges, vulnerable avenues that could be abused by remote users, and more. To check out Apple's in-depth list of iPadOS 15.6 security updates, click here (opens in new tab).

Like iOS 15.6, iPadOS 15.6 also fixes the following bugs:

  • An issue where Settings may continue to display that device storage is full even if it is available
  • An issue that may cause braille devices to slow down or stop responding when navigating text in Mail
  • An issue in Safari where a tab may revert back to a previous page

iPadOS 15.6 also joins iOS 15.6 in offering a new TV app feature that lets users pause, rewind and fast-forward live sports games.

To update to iPad 15.6, navigate to Settings > General > Software Update.

Kimberly Gedeon, holding a Master's degree in International Journalism, launched her career as a journalist for MadameNoire's business beat in 2013. She loved translating stuffy stories about the economy, personal finance and investing into digestible, easy-to-understand, entertaining stories for young women of color. During her time on the business beat, she discovered her passion for tech as she dove into articles about tech entrepreneurship, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and the latest tablets. After eight years of freelancing, dabbling in a myriad of beats, she's finally found a home at Laptop Mag that accepts her as the crypto-addicted, virtual reality-loving, investing-focused, tech-fascinated nerd she is. Woot!