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Apr 12, 2001

Just a few days after releasing iOS 15.1 and iPadOS 15.1, Apple has seeded the first betas of iOS 15.2 and iPadOS 15.2 to developers for testing purposes, with the update adding promised iOS 15 features like App Privacy Report.


App Privacy Report

App Privacy Report is one of the iOS 15 additions that Apple showed off at WWDC. It's a new privacy feature that's 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.

Emergency SOS

Auto Call, the feature that lets call emergency services with a series of button presses, has been updated in iOS 15.2. 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 now a longer eight-second countdown before a call is placed, which is up from the prior three-second countdown.

Notification Summary

As noted on Reddit, Notification Summary has a new look with more of a card-style view that makes it easier to see at a glance what's included in the summary.


Communication Safety

According to iOS 15.2 code, the update adds the Communication Safety feature that Apple announced earlier this year. Communication Safety is built into the Messages app on
iPhone, iPad, and Mac, and it will warn children and their parents when sexually explicit photos are received or sent from a child's device, with Apple using on-device machine learning to analyze image attachments.

Article Link: Everything New in iOS 15.2: App Privacy Report and Auto Call Updates
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macrumors 68040
Apr 18, 2018
What is all the app privacy violations on Mac rumors? It was number 1. Someone should write an article


macrumors 603
Feb 5, 2009
Sigh, Apple already said they are postponing CSAM. The project is very likely dead.
If it doesn't return with an iOS 15 version, then I tend to agree. The fact we're onto iOS 15.2 and there is no mention of it (could show up in a future 15.2 beta) makes me think it may be DoA. They may silently kill it, like AirPower.
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macrumors newbie
Dec 17, 2019
Searching for "People" still doesn't work in iOS 15.1 (if you sync from macOS over a lightning cable). iOS is beyond a joke at this point.
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macrumors 6502
Nov 1, 2017
Searching for "People" still doesn't work in iOS 15.1 (if you sync from macOS over a lightning cable). iOS is beyond a joke at this point.
It would be nice if that could be configured to the number of seconds you want.


macrumors 68040
Apr 2, 2020
Could they of maybe done a bit more in this update like fix the promotion lag


macrumors 68030
Apr 19, 2010
Hope you're right, but I'll be staying on iOS 14 until they actually announce that.
I think they just put it at the end of the queue so it would not interfere with the launching all these hardware and software we're seeing. My guess is that it will come in a matter of months without any changes.
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macrumors member
Sep 10, 2021
I wonder if this update will include the option to add drivers license to the wallet. I think i read somewhere that this would be released in the fall.


macrumors regular
Nov 17, 2015
I upgraded to iOS 15.1 and noticed that my car no longer recognizes my iPhone to play music via USB. I’m glad I had a back up because I went back to iOS 15.0.2. I will wait for a newer update before I consider changing again.
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