Moving right along here, Apple has seeded the next beta for its upcoming software update to iOS 15 and iPadOS 15. This latest update isn’t the biggest by far, and it’s not adding a whole suite of new forward facing features for the end user. However, the software does make some notable additions and changes.
On Thursday, Apple seeded the fourth betas of iOS 15.2 and iPadOS 15.2 to developers. As is par for the course with these prerelease updates, the new software is not meant for a daily driver. It’s intended specifically for development and testing purposes only. So it’s possible the software is still a little rough around the edges, which can make daily use potentially difficult.
For registered developers, the new beta can be downloaded and installed as an over-the-air (OTA) update from their devices with the proper profile installed. The prerelease software can also be downloaded from Apple’s Developer Center.
Apple also seeded the fourth betas of tvOS 15.2 and watchOS 8.3 to developers.
As far as what’s new in this beta, that remains to be seen. If that changes, we will update this post accordingly. Until then, here’s what Apple added in previous betas:
What’s new in previous betas
There’s quite a bit that Apple is adding and/or tweaking in iOS 15.2. Here’s a quick breakdown:
- iOS 15.2 adds the Communication Safety feature that’s part of Apple’s Expanded Protections for Children suite of features.
- The new software supports passing down the “digital legacy” of the iPhone owner to designated individuals.
- iOS 15.2 allows users to quickly identify unknown tracking devices utilizing the Find My network, including AirTags.
- The stock Camera app now offers a toggle for enabling or disabling Macro mode in the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
The new beta is available now.