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Apple today seeded the first public betas of upcoming iOS 15.2 and iPadOS 15.2 updates, one day after providing the betas 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.

Today's update 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.

Apple has also tweaked the Notification Summary feature in the beta, giving summaries more of a card-style look, and there's code for the Communication Safety feature that Apple announced earlier this year. For more detail on everything new in the beta, make sure to check out our dedicated features article.

Article Link: First iOS 15.2 and iPadOS 15.2 Betas Available to Public Beta Testers
 

Realityck

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If you’re not enrolled, go for it. At this point, it’s not as if you’re getting beta 2 of iOS 15. There generally aren’t show stopping bugs.
I actually started public beta testing with iOS 10 public beta (7/2016), had to go back years to figure out when Apple started the public beta program. But generally it's been a rewarding experience learning how to deal with issues. ;)

Now this iPadOS 15.2 Beta 1 took several min to download/prep but the installation ran very quick comparably with this beta.
 
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Realityck

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Still no Universal Control yet

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 Xcode 13.2 Beta 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​

New Features in iOS & iPadOS 15.2 beta​

  • 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)
  • StoreKit APIs that present a refund request sheet can be tested with StoreKit Testing in Xcode. Use beginRefundRequest(in:) or beginRefundRequest(for:in:) when working with UIKit or the refundRequestSheet(for:isPresented:eek:nDismiss:)view modifier when working with SwiftUI. (70794860)
  • New SKTestSession.TimeRate values are available to use in automated tests with the StoreKit Test framework. (82680742)

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)

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)
 

zorinlynx

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I gave in and installed it, and have been playing with the app privacy report.

It's interesting how some apps, for example, Feedly, access the network even though "Background app refresh" is off for them. Twitter was another example, I had not launched it since the update and it already had contacted a few domains.

So it seems Apple is being less strict about preventing apps from doing things in the background. Maybe this is why some people have been having battery life issues; they have an app or two installed that are hitting the network in the background often for some reason.
 

spyz88

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Did Apple fix ProMotion not working in 3rd party apps even if the developers enabled it?
 

bigboy29

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Calendar still lags and stutters significantly, if I have a subscription to a published .ical calendar...
 

CarAnalogy

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Is it just me or is 8 seconds a bit long for the emergency call countdown timer? 3 seems too short, 5 seems just right.
 

Kar98

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Is it just me or is 8 seconds a bit long for the emergency call countdown timer? 3 seems too short, 5 seems just right.
Thou shalt count to three, no more, no less. Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out.
 

CarAnalogy

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Thou shalt count to three, no more, no less. Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out.
That’s for Holy Hand Grenades, which are more on the supply side of emergencies.
 
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