Apple finally releases iOS 15.2 and iPadOS 15.2 to the Public

iOS 15.2 and iPadOS 15.2 are now available to everyone who has an eligible iPhone or iPad. The update releases to the public after being in beta testing for over a month. This is a major update after iOS 15 and brings many new features to the iPhone and iPad. Let’s learn more about the iOS 15.2 and iPadOS 15.2 updates.

In the iOS 15 announcement, Apple mentioned many features that didn’t make it in the iOS 15 update. And many of those features are now coming with iOS 15.2. iOS 15.2 is available for iPhone 13 series, iPhone 12 series, iPhone 11 series, iPhone XS series, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8 series, iPhone 7 series, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone SE 2nd Gen, iPod Touch 7th Gen.

iOS 15.2 Stable

Along with iOS 15.2 and iPadOS 15.2, Apple also released macOS Catalina 10.15.7, watchOS 8.3, macOS Big Sur 11.6.2, macOS Monterey 12.1, HomePod 15.2, and tvOS 15.2. Coming to build number, both iOS 15.2 and iPadOS 15.2 comes with build number 19C57 (for iPhone 13 series), and 19C56 (for other iPhones and iPads). Below you can check the full changelog.

iOS 15.2 Changelog

iOS 15.2 adds Apple Music Voice Plan, a new subscription tier that provides access to music using Siri. This update also includes the App Privacy Report, new safety features for children and parents in Messages, and other features and bug fixes for your iPhone.

Apple Music Voice Plan

  • Apple Music Voice Plan is a new subscription tier that gives you access to all songs, playlists, and stations in Apple Music using Siri
  • Just Ask Siri suggests music based on your listening history and likes or dislikes
  • Play it Again lets you access a list of your recently played music

Privacy

  • App Privacy Report in Settings lets you see how often apps have accessed your location, photos, camera, microphone, contacts and more during the last seven days, as well as their network activity

Messages

  • Communication safety setting gives parents the ability to enable warnings for children when they receive or send photos that contain nudity
  • Safety warnings contain helpful resources for children when they receive photos that contain nudity

Siri and Search

  • Expanded guidance in Siri, Spotlight and Safari Search to help children and parents stay safe online and get help with unsafe situations

Apple ID

  • Digital Legacy allows you to designate people as Legacy Contacts so they can access your iCloud account and personal information in the event of your death

Camera

  • Macro photo control for switching to the Ultra Wide lens to capture macro photos and videos can be enabled in Settings on iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max

TV app

  • Store tab lets you browse, buy, and rent movies and TV Shows all in one place

CarPlay

  • Enhanced city map in Apple Maps with road details like turn lanes, medians, bike lanes, and pedestrian crosswalks for supported cities

This release also includes the following enhancements for your iPhone:

  • Hide My Email is available in the Mail app for iCloud+ subscribers to create unique, random email addresses
  • Find My can locate iPhone for up to five hours when in Power Reserve
  • Stocks allows you to view the currency for a ticker and see year-to-date performance when viewing charts
  • Reminders and Notes now allow you to delete or rename tags

This release also includes bug fixes for your iPhone:

  • Siri may not respond while VoiceOver is running and iPhone is locked
  • ProRAW photos may appear overexposed when viewing in third-party photo editing apps
  • HomeKit scenes that include a garage door may not run from CarPlay when your iPhone is locked
  • CarPlay may not update Now Playing information for certain apps
  • Video streaming apps may not load content on iPhone 13 models
  • Calendar events may appear on the wrong day for Microsoft Exchange users

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iPadOS 15.2 Changelog

iPadOS 15.2 adds Apple Music Voice Plan, a new subscription tier that provides access to music using Siri. This update also includes the App Privacy Report, new safety features for children and parents in Messages, and other features and bug fixes for your iPad.

Apple Music Voice Plan

  • Apple Music Voice Plan is a new subscription tier that gives you access to all songs, playlists, and stations in Apple Music using Siri
  • Just Ask Siri suggests music based on your listening history and likes or dislikes
  • Play it Again lets you access a list of your recently played music

Privacy

  • App Privacy Report in Settings lets you see how often apps have accessed your location, photos, camera, microphone, contacts and more during the last seven days, as well as their network activity

Messages

  • Communication safety setting gives parents the ability to enable warnings for children when they receive or send photos that contain nudity
  • Safety warnings contain helpful resources for children when they receive photos that contain nudity

Siri and Search

  • Expanded guidance in Siri, Spotlight and Safari Search to help children and parents stay safe online and get help with unsafe situations

Apple ID

  • Digital Legacy allows you to designate people as Legacy Contacts so they can access your iCloud account and personal information in the event of your death

TV app

  • Store tab lets you browse, buy, and rent movies and TV Shows all in one place

This release also includes the following enhancements for your iPad:

  • Notes setting to access Quick Note with a swipe from the lower left or lower right corner of the screen
  • Hide My Email is available in the Mail app for iCloud+ subscribers to create unique, random email addresses
  • Reminders and Notes now allow you to delete or rename tags

This release also includes bug fixes for your iPad:

  • Siri may not respond while VoiceOver is running and iPad is locked
  • ProRAW photos may appear overexposed when viewing in third-party photo editing apps
  • Calendar events may appear on the wrong day for Microsoft Exchange users

Update Source

iOS 15.2 and iPadOS 15.2

Both iOS 15.2 and iPadOS 15.2 are now available to all eligible devices. So if you are using a public update, you will receive iOS 15.2 and iPadOS 15.2 directly on your device. In case you are using the iOS 15.2 Release Candidate then you will not receive the update as RC and Public build are the same. But if you want to switch to public build, you can remove the beta profile.

If you are on a stable iOS 15 and didn’t get the update, then you can manually check by going to Settings > General > Software Update. And there you can find the new update, if not then try changing Automatic updates settings.

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