After more than a month of beta testing, Apple has made iOS 15.2 Release Candidate available to developers. See the full release notes below for everything new in this update, which will be released to the public next week.
Update: Now also available for public beta testers.
Today's new version of iOS 15.2 RC is available to developers through an over-the-air update in the Settings app. As usual, if the update doesn't appear immediately for download, keep checking, as it sometimes takes a few minutes for all registered developers to release. The iOS 15.2 RC version number is 19C56.
As a refresher, iOS 15.2 brings some notable changes for iPhone and iPad users. In particular, it adds the full "Application Privacy Report" feature to the Settings application. With this, users can now view data accessed by applications, including third-party applications and Apple applications.
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Below are the full release notes, directly from Apple.
iOS 15.2 adds Apple Music Voice Plan, a new subscription level that provides access to music using Siri. This update also includes the App Privacy Report, new child and parent security features in Messaging, and other iPhone features and bug fixes.
Apple Music Voice plan
- Apple Music Voice Plan is a new subscription level that gives you access to all Apple Music songs, playlists, and stations using Siri
- Ask Siri to suggest music based on your listening history and likes or dislikes.
- Replay allows you to access a list of recently played music
- The application's privacy report in Settings lets you see how often apps have accessed your location, photos, camera, microphone, contacts, and more over the past seven days, as well as their network activity.
- Communication security setting allows parents to enable child alerts when they receive or send photos that contain nudity
- Safety warnings contain useful resources for children when they receive photos that contain nudity
Siri and Search
- Extensive guidance in Siri, Spotlight, and Safari Search to help children and parents stay safe and secure online
- Digital legacy allows you to designate people as old contacts so that they can access your iCloud account and personal information in the event of your death.
- Control of macro photos to switch to Ultra Wide lens to capture macro photos and videos can be turned on in Settings on iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max
- The Store tab lets you browse, buy, and rent movies and TV shows in one place
- Improved Apple Maps city map with road details such as lanes, medians, bike lanes, and crosswalks for supported cities
This release also includes the following enhancements for your iPhone:
- Hide my email is available in the iCloud Subscriber Mail app to create unique, random email addresses
- Find My can locate your iPhone for up to five hours when it's on power
- Actions allow you to view the currency for a ticker and see the performance from the beginning of the year when viewing charts
- Reminders and Notes now allow you to delete or rename labels
This release also includes bug fixes for your iPhone:
- Siri may not respond while VoiceOver is running and the iPhone is locked
- ProRAW photos may appear overexposed when viewed in third-party photo editing applications
- HomeKit scenes that include a garage door may not run from CarPlay when the iPhone is locked
- CarPlay may not update Now Playing information for certain applications
- Video streaming applications may not load content on iPhone 13 models
- Calendar events may occur on the wrong day for Microsoft Exchange users
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