Apple Seeds Second Public Betas of iOS and iPadOS 15.2 With Legacy Contacts, Find My Updates and More

Apple today seeded second public betas for the upcoming iOS 15.2 update and iPadOS 15.2 updates. This was two weeks after seeding first betas, and one day after releasing the update to developers.

After installing the correct certificate from the Public Beta Website, public beta testers can download iOS and iPadOS 15.1 updates.

App Privacy Report is now available in iOS 15.2 and iPadOS 15.2. It allows users to view their sensitive information such as location, photos and microphones, and contact details. It also shows which apps have contacted other domains, and how recent they were contacted. This allows you to keep track of what apps are behind the scenes.

App Privacy Report can be accessed by opening the Settings app and selecting Privacy. Then, choose App Privacy Report. You can then toggle it on. This spot will start showing data after you have used apps for a while.

Beta updates are available to the Emergency SOS Auto Call function. To initiate, you can press the side button quickly multiple times or hold the volume button and side button together. The countdown timer for placing a call will now take eight seconds, up from the previous three seconds.

Apple released a second beta of its Messages Communication Safety feature to kids. It also adds a Legacy Contacts option which allows you to designate a person who will have access to your Apple content, such as photos, in the event that you die.

Apple has also added an "Items that Can Track Me" option to the Find My app. This allows you to scan for items nearby, and the TV app for iPad now features a sidebar for easier navigation. The Mail app now offers the Hide My Mail feature, which allows you to compose or reply to emails.

We have separate guides for each beta to give you a complete list of the features added.