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.

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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.

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dk001 Avatar
26 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
26 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
26 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
26 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
26 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
26 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)