Apple Seeds Second Betas of iOS and iPadOS 15 to Developers

Apple today seeded the second betas of iOS and iPadOS 15 to developers for testing purposes, with the updates coming two weeks after Apple unveiled the new software and released the first betas.

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Registered developers can download the profile for the first iOS and iPadOS betas from the Apple Developer Center, and once the profile is installed, beta updates will be available over the air. It's best to install iOS 15 and ‌iPadOS 15‌ on a secondary device because this is early release software that could have issues.

Apple has resolved a long list of bugs in the second betas of ‌iOS 15‌ and ‌iPadOS 15‌, according to the release notes. Apple says the second beta of ‌iPadOS 15‌ isn't available for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro (WiFi + Cellular) for unspecified reasons.

‌iOS 15‌ is a major update that introduces a slew of new features focused on cutting down on distractions and spending more time with friends and family. FaceTime has a revamped interface with new SharePlay features for listening to music, watching videos, and sharing your screen with your friends and family members, and in Messages, if something like a url, photo, news article, or song is shared with you, you can see the content in Apple's dedicated apps.

Focus lets you create custom notification modes that hide irrelevant apps and notifications when you're doing things like working or spending time with your family so you can better focus on the activity at hand, and there's a new notification summary that de-prioritizes less important notifications so you're not constantly inundated with information.

Maps has a new 3D view in select cities that lets you see 3D landmarks, there are immersive AR directions when walking, and driving directions are better than ever, especially at complex interchanges.

Safari now supports Tab Groups for improved organization, and extensions can be used in Safari for iOS devices for the first time. Later this year you'll be able to add your ID card to the Wallet app in some U.S. states, and Apple is making it easier to add key cards for hotels, smart home locks, and more to the Wallet app.

Spotlight is better than ever and can bring up more tailored search results, and Photos has a "Live Text" feature that lets you take a photo of something with text like a receipt to translate it into typed text on your iPhone. ‌Photos‌ can also identify landmarks, books, plants, and pets, so you can snap a photo of a plant and get information on what it might be.

There are also tons of privacy improvements like a new App Privacy report coming to the ‌iPhone‌ that will let you know how often apps access sensitive info like your location, and Siri processing is now done on device.

For a complete overview of everything that's new in ‌iOS 15‌, we have a dedicated roundup that walks through all of the new features. ‌iOS 15‌ is limited to developers at the current time, but Apple plans to make a public beta version of the update available in July.

Related Roundups: iOS 15, iPadOS 15
Related Forum: iOS 15

Top Rated Comments

LFC2020 Avatar
14 months ago

We need Safari technology preview for iOS for the ones too scared to run beta on our primary phone but wanting to get and test that new safari experience in a safe way!
We need the damn public betas already ?‍♂️?? so I can install them on all my primary devices. ??
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
vagos Avatar
14 months ago
We need Safari technology preview for iOS for the ones too scared to run beta on our primary phone but wanting to get and test that new safari experience in a safe way!
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LFC2020 Avatar
14 months ago

Question is… does HSBC App in the UK work? ?
Time to change banks mate ?
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LFC2020 Avatar
14 months ago

Problem with the public betas are people (not all ) don’t report issues or bugs and when we get to the final release then people will complain it’s buggy.
I never report bugs and never complain ???‍♂️
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Nicksok7 Avatar
14 months ago
New Maps icon

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Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Absolute Trainwreck Avatar
14 months ago

Imagine expecting apps to work on a developer beta you shouldn't really be installing on a device you rely on...
Imagine making that many assumptions in one sentence based on a simple question
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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