Hot on the heels of releasing iOS 15.1 and iPadOS 15.1 to the public, Apple is already hard at work on the follow-up. As such, a period of beta testing is part of the process. Which means developers now get to try out iOS 15.2 and iPadOS 15.2 ahead of a public launch later this year.
On Wednesday, October 27, 2021, Apple seeded the first betas of iOS 15.2 and iPadOS 15.2 to developers. As is par for the course, this is prerelease software and it’s not meant to be installed on a daily driver. Instead, it should be installed only by developers at this stage and meant for testing purposes only.
Developers can download and install the new prerelease software via Apple’s developer portal. The proper registration profile must be installed on the devices that the software will be tested on.
As far as what’s new, there is one thing — at least based on Apple’s release notes. iOS 15.2 and iPadOS 15.2 include Apple’s App Privacy report, which can be located via the Settings app. This will show new app activity details.
As far as what else might be in the software, we will have to wait and find out. As soon as we know more, if there is more to learn, we will update this post accordingly. The company will likely seed a corresponding public beta for public beta testers in the near future.
The company also seeded the first beta of tvOS 15.2 to developers.
Apple also seeded the first developer beta of watchOS 8.3 as well. To download the prerelease software, the Apple Watch used for testing must have at least 50% battery life, be connected to a charger, and be paired to the iPhone.