Changes and updates

  • Update Tor Browser to 12.5.

    Tor Browser 12.5 has a new circuit view and better information about onion services.

  • Support onion service authentication in Tor Browser.

    For example, onion service authentication is used by OnionShare outside of Tails.

    Tor Browser asking for a private key to connect to an onion service

  • Display the version of Tails in the Boot Loader

    SYSLINUX Boot Loader displaying 'Tails 5.15.1'

Fixed problems

  • Fix the search of some languages and keyboard layouts. (#19200)

    Searching for 'esp' now returns 'Español'

  • Make the upgrade of the Persistent Storage more reliable:

    • On some systems, the message "Upgrading the persistent storage" was displayed every time in Tails 5.14 when Tails failed to upgrade one of the cryptographic parameters. (#19734)

    • On some USB sticks, upgrading the Persistent Storage was too slow and failed with the error message "Upgrade of persistent storage failed". (#19728)

  • Fix opening documentation links from Tails Installer. (#19870)

  • Prevent Tor Browser to access information about other Tor circuits. (#19740)

  • Make the error when scanning the QR code of a bridge more consistent. (#19737)

For more details, read our changelog.

Known issues

#19728 was affecting 5.14, and it might still be present. If you encounter this bug, please send us a WhisperBack report.

See the list of long-standing issues.

Get Tails 5.15.1

To upgrade your Tails USB stick and keep your persistent storage

  • Automatic upgrades are available from Tails 5.0 or later to 5.15.1.

    You can reduce the size of the download of future automatic upgrades by doing a manual upgrade to the latest version.

  • If you cannot do an automatic upgrade or if Tails fails to start after an automatic upgrade, please try to do a manual upgrade.

To install Tails on a new USB stick

Follow our installation instructions:

The Persistent Storage on the USB stick will be lost if you install instead of upgrading.

To download only

If you don't need installation or upgrade instructions, you can download Tails 5.15.1 directly: