Everything New in iOS 15.2 Beta 2: Legacy Contacts, Hide My Email Improvements, and More

Apple released today the second beta version of the upcoming iOS 15.2 update for developers to test. The update includes quite a few new features. This guide highlights all the new features we discovered in the second iOS 15.2 Beta.

You can designate a trusted person as your Legacy Contact to have access to your Apple ID and data (or "Digital Legacy"), after your death. You can designate a contact to access your photos, messages and notes. They also have access to your calendar events, contacts, files, files, contacts, files, contacts, devices backups, and other information. Licensed media and iCloud Keychain passwords are not accessible.

Scanning to Find My Lost Item

You can access the Legacy Contact option by opening the Settings app and selecting "Password & Security" then choosing "Legacy Contact" in the list. You can then choose a trusted person who will be able to access your account after your death.

Apple's Find My app now offers an option to "Items that Can Track Me." This allows users to locate nearby items that could be used to track them.

The Unknown Items feature detects any items nearby and alerts users if it is. Apple will provide instructions for disabling an item that is detected to prevent it from being used for tracking purposes.

You can also use the "Help Return Lost Items” option to scan nearby devices for lost items. It works in the same way as the tracking scan. Apple will provide instructions for how to locate the owner of a lost device if it is located.

iPadOS TV app

Apple's iPadOS 15 has a new design for its TV app. Sidebars make it easier to navigate between sections in the TV app.

The TV app now has a "Store" tab that allows you to access movies and TV shows that are available for purchase in iOS 15.2. As some users found the old design confusing, the new design and addition of the Store tab could help to distinguish Apple TV+ content (paid content) from the current design.

Always-On Dark Mode for CarPlay Maps App

Code in iOS 15.2 indicates that Dark Mode can now be turned on permanently by CarPlay Maps app.

Hide my email in the Mail App

After installing iOS 15.2 beta, Hide My Mail can be used directly in the Mail app. To generate an anonymous email address, tap on the "From” field when you are composing an email.

Hide My Mail is available to all iCloud+ subscribers. It's a great feature for protecting your email address.

You can reply to all emails sent to an Apple-created email address. However, the recipient does not have access to your actual email address. You can also delete spam mails from an email address to stop receiving them.

Display Repair Restriction Changes

Apple told The Verge today that it will introduce a software update to its iPhone 13 that will modify a policy that made Face ID non-functional after repairs to a damaged display. Apple uses a microcontroller to pair the iPhone 13 with its display. When performing a repair to a broken display, the microcontroller must also be paired with the display using Apple's tools.

Independent repair shops don't have the tools and are frustrated at not being able to perform repairs on display cases. Apple has removed the requirement for microcontroller pairing that disable Face ID on iPhone 13 models with swapped display, code suggests that this change is in iOS 15.2 beta.

Communication Safety

Apple has enabled Communication Safety in Messages to children with the second beta iOS 15.2. This feature scans incoming messages from children's phones for nudity. It is only available to parents who opt in. This feature is only available to children's accounts and does not replace the CSAM functionality Apple is still developing.


Apple claims that there are still a few bugs in beta. Streaming music in the Music app can lead to higher CPU usage and faster battery consumption. Users who have a verified vaccination record cannot add it to the Wallet App at this time.


You can see a new feature in iOS 15.2 which isn't listed here. We'd love to hear from you in the comments.