The second beta version of iOS 15.2 has been available since last night. This is also the case for iPadOS 15.2, tvOS 15.2 and watchOS 8.3. In addition to fixing various bugs, here are the major additions that we have noted:
- Child Protection iMessage: Apple is deploying in iOS 15.2 a novelty announced this summer concerning the protection of children against pornographic images. It protects a receiving user from this potentially offensive content. This function is intended for children. It is available for family accounts, is not enabled by default, and only affects files received in Messages. See details about it here
- Camera : new icon indicating that Macro mode is activated when taking a picture
- Digital inheritance: functionality described here and allowing access to your iCloud account to a trusted third party. This is particularly useful in the event of death.
- Locate: two new functions have appeared. The first is used to find objects compatible with the Locate network and declared lost, the second is used to detect a surrounding object that is currently following the user
- Hide my email address: the function is now accessible directly from the Mail app
- TV app: new design for the iPadOS 15 app and appearance of a Store tab
The iOS 15 beta 1 brought the following notable changes last week:
- Improved app privacy report
- Emergency call : the user can now press the power button located on the edge of the iPhone several times in a row and quickly to notify the emergency services. Also works with a long press on this button and the volume button at the same time. Convenient in the event of an assault, with eight seconds elapsing before communication starts versus three before. Perhaps as a result of false positives reported by the emergency department
- Summary of notifications : new design
At this time, only developers enrolled in the Developer Beta Test Program can test these Beta 2s.
If there are any among you, do not hesitate to give us your feedback on these new iterations of Apple’s OS.