Apple Seeds Second Release Candidate Versions of iOS 15.6 and iPadOS 15.6 to Developers and Public Beta Testers

Apple today seeded second release candidate versions of upcoming iOS 15.6 and iPadOS 15.6 updates to developers and public beta testers for testing purposes, with the new software coming three days release of the first RCs. The release candidate updates represent the final versions of iOS 15.6 and iPadOS 15.6 that are expected to be released to the public next week.

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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. Public beta testers can download the profile from Apple's beta testing website.

According to Apple's release notes for the update, it adds new options for live sports games and addresses issues with device storage Settings, Safari, and more.

iOS 15.6 includes enhancements, bug fixes and security updates.

  • TV app adds the option to restart a live sports game already in-progress and pause, rewind, or fast-forward
  • Fixes an issue where Settings may continue to display that device storage is full even if it is available
  • Fixes an issue that may cause braille devices to slow down or stop responding when navigating text in Mail
  • Fixes an issue in Safari where a tab may revert back to a previous page

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.

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Top Rated Comments

nt5672 Avatar
11 weeks ago

Safari this year has been especially bad. 15.5 basically nuked my frequently visited sites and they've never recovered.
My guess is that Apple decided that you should not be visiting these sites frequently. After all, Apple knows best.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zorinlynx Avatar
11 weeks ago

15.6 (19G71)
I guess Tim Cook saw the 69 and got all flustered and said "PUSH ANOTHER BUILD".

Seriously though, I did receive two calls today that never rang and appeared as "missed calls." Wonder if the bugfix is related to that. Last time that happened to me was a long time ago.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GMShadow Avatar
11 weeks ago

If this is the bug I think it is, it's been around for a few releases and is super annoying. I really hope it's fixed.
Safari this year has been especially bad. 15.5 basically nuked my frequently visited sites and they've never recovered.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Frankras Avatar
11 weeks ago

Anyone have the build number?
15.6 (19G71)
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
I7guy Avatar
11 weeks ago

I'm waiting for you, guys, to comment some consistent stability/perf so I can upgrade from 14.8.1 to 15.6 hehe ?
From my experience on MR, people have different subjective opinions when updating iOS. You will be no different.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
thejadedmonkey Avatar
11 weeks ago


* Fixes an issue in Safari where a tab may revert back to a previous page

If this is the bug I think it is, it's been around for a few releases and is super annoying. I really hope it's fixed.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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