Apple Seeds Second Betas of iOS 15.6 and iPadOS 15.6 to Developers

Apple today seeded the second betas of upcoming iOS 15.6 and iPadOS 15.6 updates to developers for testing purposes, with the new software coming two weeks after the release of the first beta.

iOS 15
Developers can download iOS 15.6 and iPadOS 15.6 through the Apple Developer Center or over the air after the proper profile has been installed on an iPhone or iPad.

We don't yet know what might be introduced in iOS 15.6 and iPadOS 15.6, as Apple has now implemented all of the features that were announced as coming in the iOS and iPadOS 15 updates, and work on iOS 15 is likely winding down with iOS 16 approaching.

There were no new features discovered in the first betas of iOS 15.6 and iPadOS 15.6, suggesting these are updates focusing on bug fixes and other under-the-hood improvements.

iOS 15.6 and iPadOS 15.6 could be some of the last updates to iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 as Apple is now working on ‌iOS 16‌. We'll get our first glimpse at ‌iOS 16‌ on June 6, the first day of the Worldwide Developers Conference.

Apple has also seeded new betas of tvOS 15.6, watchOS 8.7, and HomePod 15.6 software for testing purposes. Developers can download tvOS 15.6 and watchOS 8.7, while the ‌HomePod‌ software is available to a select group of testers on an invite-only basis.

Related Forum: iOS 15

Top Rated Comments

dk001 Avatar
9 months ago

Private relay is amazing, but it also comes with annoying downsides. I need to access a very secure website every day, and using Private Relay makes the site treat every log in as connecting from a new device, that is not bad in itself, but I am bombarded with emails from the security office on a weekly basis. I do not know if there is an option to disable on a per-site basis, I hope they implement it.
PR needs some type of whitelist function.
I have a number of sites that either require a new login every time or just won't work with it on.

Great idea. Needs work.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GuruZac Avatar
9 months ago

We don't yet know what might be introduced in iOS 15.6 and iPadOS 15.6, as Apple has now implemented all of the features that were announced as coming in the iOS and iPadOS 15 updates, and work on iOS 15 is likely winding down with iOS 16 approaching.


Wow, I'm glad all the features that were announced in iOS 15 are now available, just in time for iOS 16 to be announced in 6 days.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jav6454 Avatar
9 months ago
I doubt we'll see any new features on iPhoneOS15, likely they'll leave those for 16.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ProfessionalFan Avatar
9 months ago

Change logs used to be more detailed. Now we get “bug fixes and performance enhancements.”
Just like a lot of App Store updates
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
9 months ago
In case anyone wants todays build numbers

* macOS 12.5 beta 2 (21G5037d) - May 31, 2022
* iOS 15.6 beta 2 (19G5037d) - May 31, 2022
* iPadOS 15.6 beta 2 (19G5037d) - May 31, 2022
* watchOS 8.7 beta 2 (19U5037d) - May 31, 2022
* tvOS 15.6 beta 2 (19M5037c) - May 31, 2022

IOS 15.6 beta 2 related notes adds nothing new
[HEADING=2]Xcode[/HEADING]
[HEADING=3]Known Issues[/HEADING]

* Xcode 13.4 is unable to prepare iOS 15.6 beta devices for development. (93452791)
Workaround: Use Xcode 13.3.1.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GeoStructural Avatar
9 months ago

Hopefully private relay come out of beta?
Private relay is amazing, but it also comes with annoying downsides. I need to access a very secure website every day, and using Private Relay makes the site treat every log in as connecting from a new device, that is not bad in itself, but I am bombarded with emails from the security office on a weekly basis. I do not know if there is an option to disable on a per-site basis, I hope they implement it.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

iPhone trade in

Apple Adjusts Trade-In Values for iPhones, Macs, and More

Wednesday January 25, 2023 9:40 am PST by
After announcing new Mac and HomePod models last week, Apple adjusted its trade-in values for select devices in the United States. iPhone trade-in values decreased by up to $80, and most Android smartphones also went down. Mac trade-in values remained unchanged or increased by up to $40 depending on the model, while some Apple Watch models increased in value and others decreased. Trade-in...
iphone 15 pro wifi 6e

Internal Apple Document From Leaker 'Unknownz21' Confirms Wi-Fi 6E Will Be Limited to iPhone 15 Pro Models

Friday January 27, 2023 10:01 am PST by
Multiple rumors have suggested that the next-generation iPhone 15 models will adopt the Wi-Fi 6E standard that Apple has already introduced in the iPad Pro and MacBook Pro, and now a leaked document appears to confirm Apple's plans. Sourced from researcher and Apple leaker Unknownz21 (@URedditor), the document features diagrams of the iPhone 15's antenna architecture. D8x refers to the...
iPhone 14 Pro Purple Side Perspective Feature Purple

iPhone 15 Expected to Feature Wi-Fi 6E Like Latest Macs and iPad Pro

Wednesday January 25, 2023 5:39 pm PST by
The iPhone 15 will support Wi-Fi 6E, according to a research note shared this week by Barclays analysts Blayne Curtis and Tom O'Malley. The analysts did not specify whether the feature will be available on all models or limited to the Pro models. Apple has added Wi-Fi 6E support to a handful of devices so far, including the latest 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook...
maxresdefault

Hands-On With the New M2 Max MacBook Pro

Thursday January 26, 2023 12:14 pm PST by
New 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with the latest M2 Pro and M2 Max chips are available in Apple retail stores and are already in the hands of customers, and we picked up one of the new M2 Max machines to answer all of the questions MacRumors readers considering a purchase might have. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Yesterday, we asked MacRumors fans on...
Mac Pro 2019 Apple

Mac Pro Enthusiasts Raise Concerns Over Upgrade Limitations of Apple Silicon

Thursday January 26, 2023 6:30 am PST by
The new Mac Pro coming later this year is expected to feature the same spacious modular design as the 2019 model, but with fresh concerns over its lack of upgradeability surfacing, some users are beginning to wonder what the transition away from Intel architecture actually means for Apple's most powerful Mac. The current Intel Mac Pro that Apple sells is popular with creative professionals...
iOS 16

iOS 16.3 for iPhone Launching Next Week With These 4 New Features

Friday January 20, 2023 11:43 am PST by
In a recent press release, Apple confirmed that iOS 16.3 will be released to the public next week. The software update will be available for the iPhone 8 and newer and includes a handful of new features, changes, and bug fixes. Below, we've recapped bigger features in iOS 16.3, including support for physical security keys as a two-factor authentication option for Apple ID accounts, worldwide ...
iPhone 14 Pro Purple Side Perspective Feature Purple

iPhone 15 Pro Rumored to Have These 8 Features

Friday January 27, 2023 2:11 pm PST by
Apple's next-generation iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max are expected to be announced in September as usual. Already, rumors suggest the devices will have at least eight exclusive features not available on the standard iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus. An overview of the eight features rumored to be exclusive to iPhone 15 Pro models:A17 chip: iPhone 15 Pro models will be equipped with an A17...