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Apple today seeded the second public betas of upcoming iOS 15.2 and iPadOS 15.2 updates, two weeks after seeding the first betas and a day after providing the update to developers.

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Public beta testers who have signed up for Apple's beta testing program can download the iOS and ‌iPadOS 15.1‌ updates over the air after installing the proper certificate from the Public Beta website.

iOS and iPadOS 15.2 introduce App Privacy Report, which is designed to allow users to see how often apps have accessed their sensitive info like location, photos, camera, microphone, and contacts across the last seven days. It's also set up to show which apps have contacted other domains and how recently they've contacted them so you can keep an eye on what apps are doing behind the scenes.

App Privacy Report is available by opening up the Settings app, selecting the Privacy section, and choosing App Privacy Report. From there, you can toggle it on. After you use apps for some time, data will begin showing up in this spot.

The beta adds updates to the Emergency SOS Auto Call feature. You can now press the side button rapidly multiple times to initiate, or hold down the side button and the volume button together. There's a longer eight-second countdown before a call is placed, which is up from the prior three-second countdown.

In the second beta, Apple introduced an updated version of Apple's Messages Communication Safety feature for kids, and it adds a Legacy Contacts option that lets you set a person who can access your Apple content like photos in the event of your death.

Apple also added a new "Items That Can Track Me" option in the Find My app for scanning for nearby items, and the TV app on iPad has a new sidebar to make navigation simpler. In the Mail app, there's also a new option to use the Hide My Email feature when composing or replying to an email.

For a full list of features that have been added with each beta, we have dedicated guides for the initial beta and the second beta.


Article Link: Apple Seeds Second Public Betas of iOS and iPadOS 15.2 With Legacy Contacts, Find My Updates and More
 
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Cosmosent

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Anybody look into whether it supports side-loading ?

I would NOT be surprised if there is some mechanism in the Betas that Apple is experimenting with.

Dec 9th is approaching fast.

And other efforts around the planet are moving forward as well.

I'm sure Apple won't want to caught flat-footed on side-loading, especially since it's really NO BIG deal with macOS !

I predict Apple will ultimately, maybe even by year's end, decide to support Notarized iOS apps !

Really NO different than what they currently support with macOS apps.
 

jz0309

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Anybody look into whether it supports side-loading ?

I would NOT be surprised if there is some mechanism in the Betas that Apple is experimenting with.

Dec 9th is approaching fast.

And other efforts around the planet are moving forward as well.

I'm sure Apple won't want to caught flat-footed on side-loading, especially since it's really NO BIG deal with macOS !

I predict Apple will ultimately, maybe even by year's end, decide to support Notarized iOS apps !

Really NO different than what they currently support with macOS apps.
I predict this will NOT happen, keep iOS free of side loading!
 

eas

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Bets on whether battery life still sucks?

I used to be able to go more than a day without charging. Since 15 I'm into the red when I go to bed. I'm not using it any more that I was.
 
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newbmacuser2021

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Oh man, how much fun it would be to mess around on Xcode all day and make iOS apps.

Grab some pizza and like code away. Lolol.
 

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Apple today seeded the second public betas of upcoming iOS 15.2 and iPadOS 15.2 updates, two weeks after seeding the first betas and a day after providing the update to developers.

General-iOS-15.2-Feature.jpg

Public beta testers who have signed up for Apple's beta testing program can download the iOS and ‌iPadOS 15.1‌ updates over the air after installing the proper certificate from the Public Beta website.

iOS and iPadOS 15.2 introduce App Privacy Report, which is designed to allow users to see how often apps have accessed their sensitive info like location, photos, camera, microphone, and contacts across the last seven days. It's also set up to show which apps have contacted other domains and how recently they've contacted them so you can keep an eye on what apps are doing behind the scenes.

App Privacy Report is available by opening up the Settings app, selecting the Privacy section, and choosing App Privacy Report. From there, you can toggle it on. After you use apps for some time, data will begin showing up in this spot.

The beta adds updates to the Emergency SOS Auto Call feature. You can now press the side button rapidly multiple times to initiate, or hold down the side button and the volume button together. There's a longer eight-second countdown before a call is placed, which is up from the prior three-second countdown.

In the second beta, Apple introduced an updated version of Apple's Messages Communication Safety feature for kids, and it adds a Legacy Contacts option that lets you set a person who can access your Apple content like photos in the event of your death.

Apple also added a new "Items That Can Track Me" option in the Find My app for scanning for nearby items, and the TV app on iPad has a new sidebar to make navigation simpler. In the Mail app, there's also a new option to use the Hide My Email feature when composing or replying to an email.

For a full list of features that have been added with each beta, we have dedicated guides for the initial beta and the second beta.


Article Link: Apple Seeds Second Public Betas of iOS and iPadOS 15.2 With Legacy Contacts, Find My Updates and More
Please fix HomeKit!!!
 

You’re not me

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The “press the side button five times rapidly to call emer services“ really should be immediate. Doing that action would be intentional 99.9999999% of the time at least. 8 seconds is a lifetime in a dangerous situation, sometimes literally.

Regarding side loading, those who want to do that should by a phone that doesn’t run on iOS. If you must have an iPhone and want to put some esoteric software on it, jailbreak it and have all the fun you want. Don’t expect warranty support though.
 

Kar98

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The “press the side button five times rapidly to call emer services“ really should be immediate. Doing that action would be intentional 99.9999999% of the time at least. 8 seconds is a lifetime in a dangerous situation, sometimes literally.

Have you ever MEANT to turn on sticky keys in Windows? Tap the shift key five times to activate.
 
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