Apple Seeds Second Betas of iOS 15.2 and iPadOS 15.2 to Developers

Apple today seeded the second betas of upcoming iOS and iPadOS 15.2 updates to developers for testing purposes, one week after seeding the first beta and two weeks after the launch of iOS 15.1 and iPadOS 15.1.

General iOS 15
iOS and iPadOS 15.2 can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center or over the air after the proper profile has been installed on an iPhone or an iPad.

iOS and iPadOS 15.2 add support for App Privacy Report, a feature that Apple first highlighted back at WWDC. With App Privacy Report, you can see how often apps are accessing sensitive info granted to them through privacy permissions, such as location, camera, microphone, and contacts.

The feature also gives you details on the various domains that apps and websites are contacting, so you can keep an eye on what your apps are doing behind the scenes and where your data might be going.

App Privacy Report can be enabled by opening up the Settings app, selecting the Privacy section, and choosing App Privacy Report. From there, you can toggle it on. After you start using apps, data will begin showing up in this spot. Apple shows seven days worth of data.

iOS 15.2 beta 2 adds Apple's Messages Communication Safety feature for kids, and there's a tweaked Notification Summary that gives summaries more of a card-style look.

There's also an update to Emergency SOS. The Auto Call feature can now be enabled by pressing on the side button rapidly or holding down the side button and the volume button together. Apple has added a longer eight second countdown (up from three seconds) to give you more time to cancel an accidental dial.

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

Top Rated Comments

nortonandreev Avatar
3 weeks ago
* Streaming in the Music app could result in higher CPU usage, causing faster battery drain in some scenarios. (84861891)
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Diesel79 Avatar
3 weeks ago



Battery drain improved?
Battery life has been better for me on 15.2 b1 on my 13pm than it was on 15.1 final.
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james734 Avatar
3 weeks ago
Hopefully this beta fixes the O365/Exchange calendar issue. Since 15.1 it's became so slow to respond along with calendar crashes.
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chillynj Avatar
3 weeks ago

Hopefully this beta fixes the O365/Exchange calendar issue. Since 15.1 it's became so slow to respond along with calendar crashes.
this is so annoying. how could the miss this problem is beyond me
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terryvision Avatar
3 weeks ago
Battery drain improved?
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Realityck Avatar
3 weeks ago
Finally we see the 2nd beta of 15.2!

[SPOILER="iOS & iPadOS 15.2 Beta 2 Release Notes"]
[HEADING=1]Overview[/HEADING]
The iOS & iPadOS 15.2 SDK provides support to develop apps for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices running iOS & iPadOS 15.2 beta 2. The SDK comes bundled with Xcode 13.2 beta, available from Beta Software Downloads ('https://developer.apple.com/download/release/'). For information on the compatibility requirements for Xcode 13.2, see Xcode 13.2 Beta Release Notes ('https://developer.apple.com/documentation/Xcode-Release-Notes/xcode-13_2-release-notes').

[HEADING=2]iCloud Mail[/HEADING]
[HEADING=3]New Features in iOS & iPadOS 15.2 beta 2[/HEADING]

* iCloud+ subscribers can now access and use Hide My Email directly from the Mail app. (84956894)

[HEADING=2]Apple ID[/HEADING]
[HEADING=3]New Features in iOS & iPadOS 15.2 beta 2[/HEADING]

* Legacy Contacts has been added to iOS & iPadOS 15.2 beta 2, allowing users to designate people as legacy contacts for their accounts, as part of the Digital Legacy program. (84536375)

[HEADING=2]Core Media[/HEADING]
[HEADING=3]Known Issues[/HEADING]

* Streaming in the Music app could result in higher CPU usage, causing faster battery drain in some scenarios. (84861891)

[HEADING=2]HealthKit[/HEADING]
[HEADING=3]Known Issues[/HEADING]

* Users who import a verifiable vaccination record aren’t able to add it to the Wallet app, and the Health app may freeze. (84784379)

[HEADING=2]Safari Extensions[/HEADING]
[HEADING=3]Resolved in iOS & iPadOS 15.2 beta 2[/HEADING]

* In Safari 15 and 15.1, sync storage for Safari Web Extensions is no longer being written into the local storage area. Developers using sync storage can check for storage in the local storage area if they can’t find their data in the sync storage area and do a one-time migration. (84214292)

[HEADING=2]SwiftUI[/HEADING]
[HEADING=3]Known Issues[/HEADING]

* Document-based apps include a Save As menu item above Duplicate. (83741212)
* A TextField ('https://developer.apple.com/documentation/SwiftUI/TextField') won’t attempt to localize the raw string TextField("Placeholder", text: $text) when building against iOS 15 and running on older releases.
Workaround: Wrap the string in a LocalizedStringKey ('https://developer.apple.com/documentation/SwiftUI/LocalizedStringKey'). (82076857)

[/SPOILER]
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