iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 are new major updates for iPhone and iPad which Apple announced in the WWDC event. Both updates are now live for developers as the first beta. Like every major update, iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 will run as a developer beta for a few weeks, and then it will release for public testers. Although iOS 14 is one of the biggest updates in history, the iOS 15 developer beta also brings many new features. Here you will know more about iOS 15 Beta and iPadOS 15 Beta.
Apple announces many things in the WWDC 2021 event but iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 are major highlights. Both updates target several new features along with some visual changes. It is an exciting update for all iPhone and iPad users. Although the iOS 15 beta will first go live for developers, everyone must be looking for the new features which you will know in this article.
Along with iOS 15 Beta and iPadOS 15 Beta, In the WWDC 2021 even Apple released watchOS 8 Beta, macOS 12 Monterey Beta, tvOS 15 Beta, and more. Since both are major updates, it weighs more than other updates. Both iOS 15 developer Beta and iPadOS 15 developer beta come with build number 19A5261w. Below you can check announced iOS 15 & iPadOS 15 features.
iOS 15 Beta Features
iOS comes with many new features out of which some we already available to the public from some leaks. But also, there are some features that we didn’t know coming to iOS 15. Let’s see What’s new in iOS 15.
FaceTime now comes with many new additions including Spatial audio. It allows us to choose if voices surrounding us are audible to others or not. In Facetime, you can now choose grid view for an easy facetime session. You can also generate links to share with others who can join Facetime with your link directly from web browsers which allows users from other OS (like Android) to join the conversation. Facetime also comes with a portrait mode option.
SharePlay allows friends and family to listen to music together, watch movies together. All this you can do while using Facetime. Anyone who is on Facetime can add songs or movies in the queue.
iMessage also got an update in which you can now access shared content directly from stock apps like articles from the News app, songs from Apple Music, photos from gallery and more.
iOS 15 Beta also comes with a new Notification layout that groups the same type of notifications. You can select Do not disturb mode and it will automatically set the DND for messages as well.
Other iOS 15 features include Focus, Photo search, Spotlight, New library with Music, Apple Wallet changes, Apple Maps improvements, Apple weather redesigned, etc.
iPadOS 15 Beta Features
iPads have the advantage of a big screen compared to iPhones. It means along with most of the iOS features, you will get to experience some exclusive features.
The iPadOS 15 introduces some new widgets that allow us to create a setup that makes accessing content easier. Not only this, but new size widgets also make the home screen view great.
Adding too many Widgets can send your frequently used apps to the last screen. And opening the app will take more time as you have to first scroll to the tab where your app icons are located. So, to tackle this situation, iPadOS 15 now comes with an App Library section which you can access directly from the dock in one tap. It opens the App library with a cluster of apps.
Multitasking is probably the main feature of the iPad which is why users prefer iPad because it has a bigger screen and allows using more than one app. iPadOS 15 allows us to enable multitasking with just one tap on top. You can choose Split view to show two apps side by side. To swap any app, just swipe down and choose another app you want. Shelf and keyboard are also other additions that take multitasking to the next level.
Notes also received a major update that makes taking notes easier than before. iPadOS 15 also comes with a Translate feature that works system-wide which you can also use during multitasking.
Swift Playground is another main highlight of the iPadOS 15 which allows developers to develop apps and games directly from your iPad. Don’t have a Mac, no worries, take your iPad and go on with your developer skills.
iOS 15 supported devices
- iPhone 12
- iPhone 12 mini
- iPhone 12 Pro
- iPhone 12 Pro Max
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone SE (1st generation)
- iPhone SE (2nd generation)
- iPod touch (7th generation)
iPadOS 15 supported devices
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (5th generation)
- iPad Pro 11-inch (3rd generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation)
- iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation)
- iPad Pro 11-inch (1st generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st generation)
- iPad Pro 10.5-inch
- iPad Pro 9.7-inch
- iPad (8th generation)
- iPad (7th generation)
- iPad (6th generation)
- iPad (5th generation)
- iPad mini (5th generation)
- iPad mini 4
- iPad Air (4th generation)
- iPad Air (3rd generation)
- iPad Air 2
Download iOS 15 Developer Beta and iPadOS 15 Developer Beta
iOS 15 Beta and iPadOS 15 Beta are now available for developers. It will be available only to developers for a few weeks. And later it will go live for the Public as well. So, if you are a registered developer and opted for beta, then you will get the update on your iPhone and iPad. To manually check for the update, go to Settings > Software Update. You will find the latest beta update, click on Download & Install button to get the update.
But if you have not opted for the beta program then you will not receive the update. So, in that case, you can get the update by manually installing the update through PC or installing the beta profile. If you install the beta profile, you will also get the incremental updates directly on your phone. You can check the steps below for installing the beta profile.
Install iOS 15 Beta Profile and iPadOS 15 Beta Profile
- Go to the Apple Beta Software program site.
- Then scroll down a bit and click on Sign in if you have Apple ID.
- On the next page, select the correct OS for your devices like iOS 15 or iPadOS 15.
- Scroll down till Getting Started and click on Enroll your iOS device.
- Now you need to install a profile from the next Page. For this, click on the Download Profile.
- After installing the Profile, reboot your device. And you are ready to install iOS 15 Beta on your iPhone.
After installing the beta profile, you can go to Settings > Software Update to install the latest update on your iPhone or iPad. You can also install iOS 15 Beta with the full IPSW file using Finder or iTunes.