Apple Seeds Second Betas of iOS and iPadOS 15.1 to Developers

Apple today seeded the second betas of upcoming iOS 15.1 and iPadOS 15.1 betas to developers for testing purposes, one week after seeding the first betas and just over a week after releasing iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 to the public.

General iOS 15
iOS and iPadOS 15.1 can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center or over the air after the proper profile has been installed on an iPhone or iPad.

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.

There were no other features of note that were found in the first iOS 15.1 beta, but we'll update this article should new features be found in the second beta.

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

Top Rated Comments

Lounge vibes 05 Avatar
12 months ago

Kinda wish we would get iOS 5.01 with Apple Watch fix. How about we fix what's broken before we keep pushing out betas Apple.
Well, you’re about a decade late, but…
https://www.macrumors.com/2011/11/10/apple-releases-ios-5-0-1-to-address-battery-life-issues/
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
flexiboy1912 Avatar
12 months ago

I'm downloading to my 15 pro max right now (as well as working on updating my watch too). Once both are updated, I'll test to see if the watch unlock issue (although I'm sure someone will beat me to the update and update first).
15 pro max wow!
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Lounge vibes 05 Avatar
12 months ago
Such a small thing but I really, really hope that they take note of what a lot of people are saying and fix the iPhone 13 Pro and especially the 13 Pro Max status bar.
The time and battery icons are just absolutely gargantuan, even in standard view.
Either shrink them or add battery percentage, it’s not that hard
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DinkThifferent Avatar
12 months ago

15 pro max wow!
Tim Cook, we found your leaker!
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
geo411mar Avatar
12 months ago
Kinda wish we would get iOS 15.01 with Apple Watch fix. How about we fix what's broken before we keep pushing out betas Apple.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
geo411mar Avatar
12 months ago

Well, you’re about a decade late, but…
https://www.macrumors.com/2011/11/10/apple-releases-ios-5-0-1-to-address-battery-life-issues/
I meant 15.01
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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