Apple Seeds First Public Betas of iOS 15.6 and iPadOS 15.6

Apple today seeded the first betas of upcoming iOS 15.6 and iPadOS 15.6 updates to public beta testers, with the new software coming one day after the release of the first developer beta.

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The iOS and iPadOS 15.6 betas can be downloaded over the air after the proper profile from Apple's public beta testing website has been installed on an iPhone or iPad.

There were no new features found in the developer betas of iOS 15.6 and iPadOS 15.6, suggesting that this is a minor update primarily focusing on bug fixes. Apple has also provided no release info at this time.

iOS 15.6 and iPadOS 15.6 are likely to be some of the last updates to iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 as Apple starts transitioning to the next-generation updates, iOS 16 and iPadOS 16, both of which will be unveiled in June at WWDC.

Apple has also seeded public betas of tvOS 15.6 and watchOS 8.7.

Related Forum: iOS 15

Top Rated Comments

atomic.flip Avatar
26 months ago
You know this act of not having any proper release notes for most updates is a very old story with Apple. Many other companies provide proper release notes with details on bug fixes and the like. They really should update their practices.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
26 months ago
Likely this is just further refinement from iOS/iPadOS 15.5. Minor fixes to anything they missed earlier, in other words more usable, not more bugs.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
shinkansenwarrior Avatar
26 months ago

I have a 14.8.1 iPhone SE2, should I upgrade to 15.5 or just wait before the laaaaaaaaast iOS15 release?
I've been staying on 14.8.1 for stability and to avoid sudden battery drains as reported by other users.

I think, 15.6 is still not the last release, though.
Should be fine. I was in the same boat as you....took the plunge earlier this year. I had ZERO issues .... although the battery drain issues were in the back of my mind. Worked out fine...not hit in performance perhaps slightly more stable.
Don't forget you get the security updates with the package.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BarrettF77 Avatar
26 months ago
Read that it has old modem drivers so it’s older than 15.5. Will hold off.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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