Apple Seeds Fourth Betas of iOS 15.6 and iPadOS 15.6 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

Apple today seeded the fourth 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 third betas.

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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 three 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, which is set to be released this fall.

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

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

Top Rated Comments

BobSc Avatar
7 weeks ago

I say this is a "throttle" update, so that they can secretly inject arrarys that will make your older iphone/ipad into a brick, which makes you want to buy their new lineup of overpriced crap.... think about it... if we'd still have the options to run IOS 9.3.5 on that legacy iPhone SE 2016.... how many thousand of new phones would apple not be able to sell...??

Why would they release an update with no significant changes a few months imminent of the new iPhone/iPad launch? To make existing owners happy and stay with what they have...? Very Buddhist of Apple.... Yeah, right..
You are the man for telling it like it is. If only more people would acknowledge this reality.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Vespi Avatar
7 weeks ago

I say this is a "throttle" update, so that they can secretly inject arrarys that will make your older iphone/ipad into a brick, which makes you want to buy their new lineup of overpriced crap.... think about it... if we'd still have the options to run IOS 9.3.5 on that legacy iPhone SE 2016.... how many thousand of new phones would apple not be able to sell...??
I have pb 3 on my iphone 11, this beta is much better than 15.5
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jav6454 Avatar
7 weeks ago

Notes are very little
[SPOILER="iOS & iPadOS 15.6 Beta 4 Release Notes"]
[HEADING=2]Home[/HEADING]
[HEADING=3]Known Issues[/HEADING]

* The iOS device that initiates pairing needs to be logged in to the same iCloud account as the home hub. Only the owner of a home, not an invited user, can pair Matter accessories. (76012945)

[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.

[/SPOILER]
The fact that little issues are resolved means the Beta is quite stable.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ghostface147 Avatar
7 weeks ago
13 PM firmware from 1.70.00 to 1.70.01. Big red carrier to 50.0.01.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
7 weeks ago
Released today

* iOS 15.6 beta 4 (19G5056c) - June 28, 2022
* iPadOS 15.6 beta 4 (19G5056c) - June 28, 2022
* watchOS 8.7 beta 4 (19U5056c) - June 28, 2022
* tvOS 15.6 beta 4 (19M5056c) - June 28, 2022
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
leicaman Avatar
7 weeks ago

yep, that's called "they update your phone without permission". I specifically wanted to stay on IOS 9, and one day out of no where, I realize the imessage interface got completely changed.
So you hadn't turned off auto-updates, so they went ahead and did it.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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