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Apple today seeded the first betas of upcoming iOS and iPadOS 15.2 updates to developers for testing purposes, with the new software coming one day after the launch of iOS 15.1 and iPadOS 15.1.

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iOS and iPadOS 15.2 can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center or over the air after the proper profile has been installed on an iPhone or an iPad.

According to Apple's release notes for the update, iOS 15.2 introduces App Privacy Report, a feature that allows users to view App Activity in a new section of the Settings app. Go to Settings > Privacy > App Privacy Report > Turn on App Privacy Report. Data will begin showing up once apps are in use.

There are also some other iOS 15 features that have yet to be released, so we could perhaps also see those introduced in the new betas. Legacy Contact, the feature that allows users to choose a person to access their Apple ID in the event of their death, has not been added to iOS 15 as of yet, and Apple still hasn't implemented Universal Control in iPadOS or macOS Monterey, nor has it added support for keys and IDs in the Wallet app.

Article Link: Apple Seeds First Betas of iOS 15.2 and iPadOS 15.2 to Developers With App Privacy Report
 
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iOS Geek

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I want to see the Apple Maps improvements in CarPlay which is supposed to happen before the end of the year.
That and Universal Control are what I'm wanting to see.

That's really all that's left, isn't it? With the exception of those two things, I think we've gotten pretty much everything else that was supposed to come with iOS 15 and Monterey. Could be wrong though.

EDIT: Yep, I was wrong! More missing features are listed in the top post. (Legacy contacts, for example)
 

Sasparilla

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>> Turn on App Privacy Report. Data will begin showing up once apps are in use. <<

Um yes! Am looking forward to see how the data matches with the non confirmed privacy descriptions in the app store. This will nudge me into 15 once it gets to release.
 
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Superhappytree

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Fix the core animation issue already or whatever it is that’s causing stutter on the 13 Pros. Would’ve thought that would’ve been addressed in 15.1.
 
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kelvinbastow

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This seems like a great feature to really check of those apps we’ve denied acces too *cough* Facebook *cough* ?. Although tbh I’ve recently uninstalled the app anyway and when I need to have a quick check I just use safari along with add blocker extensions etc. works like a charm.
 
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Kylo83

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Fix the core animation issue already or whatever it is that’s causing stutter on the 13 Pros. Would’ve thought that would’ve been addressed in 15.1.
I don’t even think they will fix it just like safari on the new MacBooks running at 60hz
 

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Overview​

The iOS & iPadOS 15.2 SDK provides support to develop apps for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices running iOS & iPadOS 15.2 beta. The SDK comes bundled with Xcode 13.2 beta, available from Beta Software Downloads. For information on the compatibility requirements for Xcode 13.2, see doc://com.apple.documentation/documentation/xcode-release-notes/xcode-13_2-release-notes.

App Privacy Report​

New Features in iOS & iPadOS 15.2 beta​

  • iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 introduced the Record App Activity feature in the privacy settings, allowing people to save a summary of sensor, data, and internet access by apps on their device.
    In iOS 15.2 beta and iPadOS 15.2 Beta, this activity is presented in Settings in a new UI called App Privacy Report. This is a great opportunity to review your app’s sensor, data, and internet usage. To view your activity in the report, go to Settings > Privacy > App Privacy Report > Turn On App Privacy Report. Activity will show once you use your app. (78696668)

App Store​

Resolved in iOS & iPadOS 15.2 beta​

  • Fixed an issue where subscriptions continue to auto-renew after calling expireSubscription(productIdentifier:) in automated tests using StoreKit Test. (82800700)
  • Fixed an issue where pay-as-you-go offers may be displayed incorrectly in payment sheets when testing subscriptions with StoreKit Testing in Xcode. (74165210)
  • New subscription renewal rates in terms of monthly renewals are now available for StoreKit Testing in Xcode. When testing on systems earlier than macOS 12.1, iOS 15.2, tvOS 15.2, and watchOS 8.3, these renewal rates will be approximations using the deprecated rates in terms of days. (76929977)

Known Issues​

  • StoreKit APIs that present a sheet in your app to manage subscriptions can be tested with StoreKit Testing in Xcode. Use showManageSubscriptions(in:) when working with UIKit or the manageSubscriptionsSheet(isPresented:) view modifier when working with SwiftUI. (79975963)

Location Emergency​

New Features in iOS & iPadOS 15.2 beta​

  • Auto Call can now be set up to use one of two methods for initiating an emergency call: holding the side button together with a volume button, or rapidly pressing the side button multiple times. Both methods now show a longer, 8-second countdown before placing an emergency call. (84620050)

SwiftUI​

Resolved in iOS & iPadOS 15.2 beta​

Known Issues​

  • Document-based apps include a Save As menu item above Duplicate. (83741212)
 
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Altivec88

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That and Universal Control are what I'm wanting to see.

That's really all that's left, isn't it? With the exception of those two things, I think we've gotten pretty much everything else that was supposed to come with iOS 15 and Monterey. Could be wrong though.

EDIT: Yep, I was wrong! More missing features are listed in the top post. (Legacy contacts, for example)
Also still missing the activation of the CSAM scanner. They said this is delayed until they look into it further. Not sure what their timeline is on it. Could be in 15.2 to never seeing the light of day. Until they let us know the plan, I'll be on 14 with any new hardware purchases being placed on hold.
 
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Populus

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I’m really interested on this featue, and might be what pushes me to jump into iOS 15. If I’m not mistaken, this will tell us what data (from our iPhones) each app has access to, right? So even if an app says “access to your multimedia content” on their App Store privacy sheet, through this report you will see if an app has gained access to your photo library, right?
 

Superhappytree

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I don’t even think they will fix it just like safari on the new MacBooks running at 60hz

They did state that there would be a fix in an upcoming update. I’m just disappointed that it’s not included in this one seeing as the iPhones have been out for well over a month now.

Like the Safari issue on the new MacBooks; it should never have been an issue in the first place. We shouldn’t have to wait and hope for fixes for things that should have no issues on day one, especially when they advertise a “smooth experience” etc.
 

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Overview​

The iOS & iPadOS 15.2 SDK provides support to develop apps for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices running iOS & iPadOS 15.2 beta. The SDK comes bundled with Xcode 13.2 beta, available from Beta Software Downloads. For information on the compatibility requirements for Xcode 13.2, see doc://com.apple.documentation/documentation/xcode-release-notes/xcode-13_2-release-notes.

App Privacy Report​

New Features in iOS & iPadOS 15.2 beta​

  • iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 introduced the Record App Activity feature in the privacy settings, allowing people to save a summary of sensor, data, and internet access by apps on their device.
    In iOS 15.2 beta and iPadOS 15.2 Beta, this activity is presented in Settings in a new UI called App Privacy Report. This is a great opportunity to review your app’s sensor, data, and internet usage. To view your activity in the report, go to Settings > Privacy > App Privacy Report > Turn On App Privacy Report. Activity will show once you use your app. (78696668)

App Store​

Resolved in iOS & iPadOS 15.2 beta​

  • Fixed an issue where subscriptions continue to auto-renew after calling expireSubscription(productIdentifier:) in automated tests using StoreKit Test. (82800700)
  • Fixed an issue where pay-as-you-go offers may be displayed incorrectly in payment sheets when testing subscriptions with StoreKit Testing in Xcode. (74165210)
  • New subscription renewal rates in terms of monthly renewals are now available for StoreKit Testing in Xcode. When testing on systems earlier than macOS 12.1, iOS 15.2, tvOS 15.2, and watchOS 8.3, these renewal rates will be approximations using the deprecated rates in terms of days. (76929977)

Known Issues​

  • StoreKit APIs that present a sheet in your app to manage subscriptions can be tested with StoreKit Testing in Xcode. Use showManageSubscriptions(in:) when working with UIKit or the manageSubscriptionsSheet(isPresented:) view modifier when working with SwiftUI. (79975963)

Location Emergency​

New Features in iOS & iPadOS 15.2 beta​

  • Auto Call can now be set up to use one of two methods for initiating an emergency call: holding the side button together with a volume button, or rapidly pressing the side button multiple times. Both methods now show a longer, 8-second countdown before placing an emergency call. (84620050)

SwiftUI​

Resolved in iOS & iPadOS 15.2 beta​

Known Issues​

  • Document-based apps include a Save As menu item above Duplicate. (83741212)
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As a left-hander, I provided feedback to Apple regarding the Apple Pencil swipe up from bottom left/right corner features for screenshot and Quick Notes, being fixed to the left and right respectively, asking them to enable left-handlers to swap the settings, and I am happy to say Apple have accepted that feedback, and enabled the settings to be revered in 15.2.

Settings -> Apple Pencil -> Left/Right Corner Swipe both now provide options for Screenshot, Quick Notes, or Off. Previously it was Off with Screenshot for Left and Quick Notes for Right.
 

iOSlife

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This seems like a great feature to really check of those apps we’ve denied acces too *cough* Facebook *cough* ?. Although tbh I’ve recently uninstalled the app anyway and when I need to have a quick check I just use safari along with add blocker extensions etc. works like a charm.
Yup… Facebook is not happy right now ?
 
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