First iOS 15.2 and iPadOS 15.2 Betas Available to Public Beta Testers

Apple today seeded the first public betas of upcoming iOS 15.2 and iPadOS 15.2 updates, one day after providing the betas to developers.

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.

iOS and iPadOS 15.2 introduce App Privacy Report, which is designed to allow users to see how often apps have accessed their sensitive info like location, photos, camera, microphone, and contacts across the last seven days.

It's also set up to show which apps have contacted other domains and how recently they've contacted them so you can keep an eye on what apps are doing behind the scenes.

App Privacy Report is available by opening up the Settings app, selecting the Privacy section, and choosing App Privacy Report. From there, you can toggle it on. After you use apps for some time, data will begin showing up in this spot.

Today's update adds updates to the Emergency SOS Auto Call feature. You can now press the side button rapidly multiple times to initiate, or hold down the side button and the volume button together. There's a longer eight-second countdown before a call is placed, which is up from the prior three-second countdown.

Apple has also tweaked the Notification Summary feature in the beta, giving summaries more of a card-style look, and there's code for the Communication Safety feature that Apple announced earlier this year. For more detail on everything new in the beta, make sure to check out our dedicated features article.

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

Top Rated Comments

Kar98 Avatar
10 months ago

Is it just me or is 8 seconds a bit long for the emergency call countdown timer? 3 seems too short, 5 seems just right.
Thou shalt count to three, no more, no less. Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ghostface147 Avatar
10 months ago

Kinda curious about App Privacy Report against my apps.
If you’re not enrolled, go for it. At this point, it’s not as if you’re getting beta 2 of iOS 15. There generally aren’t show stopping bugs.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
10 months ago
Kinda curious about App Privacy Report against my apps.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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