First iOS 15.1 and iPadOS 15.1 Betas Now Available to Public Testers

Apple today seeded the first public betas of upcoming iOS 15.1 and iPadOS 15.1 betas, one day after seeding the first betas to developers and just a couple days after releasing iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 to the public.

General iOS 15
Public beta testers who have signed up for Apple's beta testing program can download the iOS and ‌iPadOS 15.1‌ updates over the air after installing the proper certificate from the Public Beta website.

SharePlay makes a return in iOS 15.1, with Apple once again testing the feature that was removed before the launch of iOS 15. SharePlay is designed to let users call their friends and family and interact by watching movies, watching TV, or listening to music together.

Apple has added features like shared playlists and TV show syncing so everyone sees the same thing at the same time. SharePlay also has a built-in screen sharing feature, and Apple is still working out the bugs.

Paired with the HomePod 15.1 beta (which is invite only), iOS 15.1 adds Lossless Audio and Dolby Atmos with Spatial Audio support to the ‌HomePod‌ and the HomePod mini, bringing Apple's speakers in line with iPhones, iPads, and Macs.

iPhone users who have a health care provider or state record that uses SMART Health Cards can import their COVID-19 vaccination records into the Health app and can then add a vaccine card to the Wallet app. This is an opt-in feature that uses a global specification, but healthcare providers need to implement it.

Right now, Smart Health Cards are or will be available to those in California, Louisiana, New York, Virginia, Hawaii, and some Maryland counties, as well those who were vaccinated at Walmart, Sam's Club, and CVS Health. Healthcare providers like electronic health record vendors like Epic and Cerner also support Smart Health Cards.

Top Rated Comments

AirunJae Avatar
9 months ago
This is good, but I typically hold off of the point release betas (except for the Apple Watch unlock). I'd especially hold off if you're picking up a 13 on Friday.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
C7 POWER Avatar
9 months ago

Good - I just hope they make the profile for the beta available for iPhone 13 in time; otherwise, I won't be able to transfer contents from my current phone to the new phone arriving on Friday. It's happened before.
Then just go back to the regular profile till Friday, That would make more sense, That is what I have done leading up to new phone delivery
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Stromos Avatar
9 months ago
Please remember if you’re getting a new phone or iPad that the transfer is way easier off beta.

If you’re already in a situation set up the new device without restoring, upgrade the device to beta, then factory reset it.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
winxmac Avatar
9 months ago
Thank you to the brave souls who continuously install beta and developer versions of iOS...

I don't like the recent UI changes introduced since iOS 14 and even though my iPhone 7 Plus is on iOS 14.8 I'm not going to install anything beyond iOS 14.x at this point...

I don't like the new widgets in iOS 14 as well as App Library but what can I do? They are both included in iOS 14...

I also don't use widgets on the homescreen and I think the default layout of iOS 15 has widgets instead of icons only which I also don't like...

I'll just stay on iOS 14.x until I am forced to replace my current device...
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TruePS4WiiUFan Avatar
9 months ago
Hey. I don’t see “delete Beta Profile “ anywhere after upgrading to iOS 15. I mean for iPhone and iPadOS 15. Because when I checked software update - the Beta is still there.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
remington79 Avatar
9 months ago
Is 15.1 going to scan your phone like your a criminal?
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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