What’s new in iOS 15 beta 5

Earlier today, Apple seeded the fifth beta of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 (and tvOS 15) to developers. Even though we’re nearing the public launch of the software, it looks like Apple’s not quite finished adding and tweaking a few things with the software.

Here’s a quick look at what’s new in the fifth beta of iOS 15 (and iPadOS 15, in most cases). There aren’t any major new additions to the software. Rather, Apple’s making subtle changes, refining the overall package in most situations. Still, there are some noteworthy elements added to the mix.

So let’s get right to it.

iOS 15 beta 5 new additions

  • The Weather app icon now has some depth to it.
  • First-party apps like Photos, Home, and Maps have new onboarding splash screens after opening them for the first time.
  • When turning off the iPhone, there is a new “iPhone Findable After Power Off” option, which can be tapped, under the “slide to power off” element.
  • There is a new “Show Color in Top and Bottom Bars” in the Accessibility section of the settings for Safari.
  • Apple tweaked the design of notifications that are received while in Focus mode in Notification Center.
  • In the Settings app for iPadOS 15, the “Large Icons” option is now available within the “Home Screen and Dock” section, rather than “Display & Brightness” section.
  • Also in iPadOS 15, the Safari address bar is now outlined.

If there are any other major new changes or tweaks discovered in the fifth betas of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, we will update this post accordingly. And be sure to let us know in the comments if you notice anything.

A corresponding public beta should launch in the near future.