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Apple today seeded the first public betas of upcoming iOS 15.1 and iPadOS 15.1 betas, one day after seeding the first betas to developers and just a couple days after releasing iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 to the public.

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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.

SharePlay makes a return in iOS 15.1, with Apple once again testing the feature that was removed before the launch of iOS 15. SharePlay is designed to let users call their friends and family and interact by watching movies, watching TV, or listening to music together.

Apple has added features like shared playlists and TV show syncing so everyone sees the same thing at the same time. SharePlay also has a built-in screen sharing feature, and Apple is still working out the bugs.

Paired with the HomePod 15.1 beta (which is invite only), iOS 15.1 adds Lossless Audio and Dolby Atmos with Spatial Audio support to the HomePod and the HomePod mini, bringing Apple's speakers in line with iPhones, iPads, and Macs.

iPhone users who have a health care provider or state record that uses SMART Health Cards can import their COVID-19 vaccination records into the Health app and can then add a vaccine card to the Wallet app. This is an opt-in feature that uses a global specification, but healthcare providers need to implement it.

Right now, Smart Health Cards are or will be available to those in California, Louisiana, New York, Virginia, Hawaii, and some Maryland counties, as well those who were vaccinated at Walmart, Sam's Club, and CVS Health. Healthcare providers like electronic health record vendors like Epic and Cerner also support Smart Health Cards.

Article Link: First iOS 15.1 and iPadOS 15.1 Betas Now Available to Public Testers
 

ramallite

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Good - I just hope they make the profile for the beta available for iPhone 13 in time; otherwise, I won't be able to transfer contents from my current phone to the new phone arriving on Friday. It's happened before.
 

C7 POWER

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Wonder if those of us who got their CIVID Vaccines at Walgreens, if we will have the option to add a digital vaccination card.
 

C7 POWER

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Good - I just hope they make the profile for the beta available for iPhone 13 in time; otherwise, I won't be able to transfer contents from my current phone to the new phone arriving on Friday. It's happened before.
Then just go back to the regular profile till Friday, That would make more sense, That is what I have done leading up to new phone delivery
 

winxmac

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Thank you to the brave souls who continuously install beta and developer versions of iOS...

I don't like the recent UI changes introduced since iOS 14 and even though my iPhone 7 Plus is on iOS 14.8 I'm not going to install anything beyond iOS 14.x at this point...

I don't like the new widgets in iOS 14 as well as App Library but what can I do? They are both included in iOS 14...

I also don't use widgets on the homescreen and I think the default layout of iOS 15 has widgets instead of icons only which I also don't like...

I'll just stay on iOS 14.x until I am forced to replace my current device...
 

ramallite

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Then just go back to the regular profile till Friday, That would make more sense, That is what I have done leading up to new phone delivery
Would make more sense, true, but I don't have the patience. Plus really curious of 15.1 fixes some problems with a couple of apps that I've been having since earlier betas...
 

TruePS4WiiUFan

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Hey. I don’t see “delete Beta Profile “ anywhere after upgrading to iOS 15. I mean for iPhone and iPadOS 15. Because when I checked software update - the Beta is still there.
 
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david0128

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Good - I just hope they make the profile for the beta available for iPhone 13 in time; otherwise, I won't be able to transfer contents from my current phone to the new phone arriving on Friday. It's happened before.
I tried the 15.1 update and realised it had virtually nothing of added value for me. It took me 15 minutes to downgrade back to 15.0 using finder and the official ipsw file (fairly risk free as it will only work with an Apple signed file). I just wish I’d used this method last year - it would have saved me lots of time as I seem to remember the transfer was a bit painful because of the beta iOS on my old phone.
 
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mjs916

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I also don't use widgets on the homescreen and I think the default layout of iOS 15 has widgets instead of icons only which I also don't like...

I’ll just stay on iOS 14.x until I am forced to replace my current device...

i don’t think this is accurate. Updating your software does not automatically add widgets, but it does add App Library. Since you’re on iOS 14 you already have it.

I don’t notice a huge difference in look/feel except Safari’s address bar, and that’s optional. I did notice that the live text in photos sometimes makes it hard to save a pic because it thinks I’m highlighting text.
 

mjs916

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Hey. I don’t see “delete Beta Profile “ anywhere after upgrading to iOS 15. I mean for iPhone and iPadOS 15. Because when I checked software update - the Beta is still there.
It’s not under Software Update. You’ll need to look under Settings>General>VPN & Device Management.

There should be a Configuration Profile titled iOS 15 & iPadOS 15 Beta Software Profile. Tap it and ‘Remove Profile’ will appear. Tap there to delete the beta profile. You may need to enter your passcode to proceed.
 

winxmac

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i don’t think this is accurate. Updating your software does not automatically add widgets, but it does add App Library. Since you’re on iOS 14 you already have it.

I don’t notice a huge difference in look/feel except Safari’s address bar, and that’s optional. I did notice that the live text in photos sometimes makes it hard to save a pic because it thinks I’m highlighting text.
I forgot to mention I was referring to the default layout... EDIT: I did mention about the default layout.

The default layout of iOS 14 is the same as with prior iOS versions, meaning, only app icons... From what I can see from the screenshots on the Apple website, the default layout of iOS 15 shows app icons and widgets which for me wastes screen space... And I prefer little to no customization so I'll just stay with iOS 14 instead of updating to iOS 15 then removing the widgets to make it look like iOS 14 and earlier...
 

parkds

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Echoing others: if you are getting a new phone or iPad, you really should hold off updating to the beta. It is a tremendous pain and time suck to transfer to a new device while on beta!
 

Jim Lahey

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Interested to know if this fixes the spectacularly annoying sidebar bug in iPadOS 15 Safari where a previous two tap action can now take seven taps if you use bookmarks in folders ?
 

ItsGavinC

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I forgot to mention I was referring to the default layout... EDIT: I did mention about the default layout.

The default layout of iOS 14 is the same as with prior iOS versions, meaning, only app icons... From what I can see from the screenshots on the Apple website, the default layout of iOS 15 shows app icons and widgets which for me wastes screen space... And I prefer little to no customization so I'll just stay with iOS 14 instead of updating to iOS 15 then removing the widgets to make it look like iOS 14 and earlier...

There is nothing of the sort. There is zero difference in terms of widget management between iOS 14 and iOS 15. In other words, you already have all the stuff you don't like, so that is no reason to not upgrade. The default layout when you upgrade to 15 will be the exact same layout that you had in 14.
 

upgradeordie

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I forgot to mention I was referring to the default layout... EDIT: I did mention about the default layout.

The default layout of iOS 14 is the same as with prior iOS versions, meaning, only app icons... From what I can see from the screenshots on the Apple website, the default layout of iOS 15 shows app icons and widgets which for me wastes screen space... And I prefer little to no customization so I'll just stay with iOS 14 instead of updating to iOS 15 then removing the widgets to make it look like iOS 14 and earlier...
You just don't get it.
 
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