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Apple today seeded new betas of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 to public beta testers, allowing non-developers to download and test the new updates ahead of their fall release. The latest public betas come two weeks after Apple released the previous public betas and are equivalent to the fifth developer betas released yesterday.


Public beta testers who have signed up for Apple's beta testing program can download the iOS and iPadOS 15 updates over the air after installing the proper certificate from the Public Beta website.

iOS 15 adds new features for FaceTime, tools for reducing distractions, updated notifications, and privacy enhancements. FaceTime supports SharePlay for watching TV, listening to music, or screen sharing with friends, while a Shared with You feature keeps track of the songs, website links, pictures, and more that friends send you.

Focus is designed to help keep you on task by cutting out notifications you don't want while you're busy, and there's a new notifications summary feature that prevents you from being inundated with unimportant notifications throughout the day.

Safari has a redesigned look with a compact tab bar that's located at the bottom of the screen, plus Tab Groups let users save open tabs for later. Maps has a new zoomed out globe view and a new 3D view in select cities, plus there's more road detail and an AR-based walking direction feature.

The Wallet app will support IDs and more kinds of keys in iOS 15, and Photos gains updates to Memories and a new Live Text feature that uses on-device intelligence to recognize the text in an image, making it searchable and copyable. Spotlight is better than ever, and processing for Siri requests is now done directly on device.

Mail Privacy Protection in the Mail app stops senders from seeing your IP address and knowing if you've opened up an email, and an App Privacy Report gives you details on how often apps use permissions like camera and location access.

There are a ton of other new features available in iOS and iPadOS 15, with full details available in our roundup.

Article Link: Apple Releases New Public Betas of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15
 
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sapbasis

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Already downloaded and installing on iPad. Hope the random Badges for apps I do not have notifications enabled for go away.
 

mimue88

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iOS 15 Beta 5 removes ability to control Apple Watch through Shortcuts​

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Biglethal69

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Anyone have an Optimistic opinion on how stable and are there to many bugs in this version of public beta 5 is it really worth trying or better waiting if its your main iPad.
 

Radeon85

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Good enough to put on my daily driver iPhone?

Don't usually run betas that often but after giving beta 5 on my iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) a go as a test its pretty polished for a beta. I upgraded over the top of 14.7.1 and it went flawlessly and every app that I run has been great, most importantly my banking ones work great as well.

I was so happy I upgraded my 12 Pro Max as well, both devices are daily drivers, no issues on that either. Should be pretty good and stable by now considering its supposed to be out in just over a month.

Absolutely love the new focus mode and live text, I'm more than happy at the moment to run iOS 15 Betas until it goes live.

Handy post on here though if you want to check just in case an app you want to use may have issues.


I wont run the betas on my watch/homepod minis though just in case something isn't right and at least with the watch it's impossible to revert to a stable release.
 
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Biglethal69

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Why rush into it?

Are you an App developer?

Why not just wait until it actually releases?

Well its called a public beta I don’t Need to be a developer to put it on my iPad just wanting to help find the bugs before its released but wanted to know it’s at least mostly stable. Without people helping how did they find all the bugs Oh that’s right they never do that’s why they’re at 14.7.1
 

turbineseaplane

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Well its called a public beta I don’t Need to be a developer to put it on my iPad just wanting to help find the bugs before its released but wanted to know it’s at least mostly stable. Without people helping how did they find all the bugs Oh that’s right they never do that’s why they’re at 14.7.1

Good point.

I just personally have never seen the upside to putting myself through their betas..
As you've mentioned - it seems unclear if it even helps "fix things" - lol
 

Robert.Walter

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Sadly, a) the limit of 100 unique emails in Hide My Email has not yet been lifted; b) responding to a HME forwarded email is sent from one’s default email address rather than from the HME address.

Apple has indicated b will eventually happen with a future update to the Apple email client, but a can be done server-side.

I hope Apple makes the change to part a pretty soon as I’d like to finish converting all my internet site email addresses to the unique iCloud HME ones! 🤞
 
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