iOS 15.2: iPhone Update With Surprising New Features.
Apple iOS 15.2 is a significant update that includes several new features and nice enhancements, as well as the typical slew of bug fixes and repairs.
Continue reading to find out what’s in it and how to acquire it.
The whole Apple changelog follows the full information of prior versions at the bottom of this page.
You’re in luck if you have a device that runs iOS 14. Surprisingly, Apple has assured that every iOS 14-capable iPhone also runs iOS 15. That’s quite an accomplishment, spanning every device introduced in the previous six years.
It is currently available for download on compatible iPhones, as well as iPadOS 15.2 for compatible iPads.
The phones are backward compatible with the iPhone 6s, including the first and current versions of the iPhone SE, as well as the seventh-generation iPod touch. The complete list is as follows: iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, Phone 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 (second generation), iPhone SE (first generation), iPhone SE (second generation), iPhone SE (first generation).
iOS 15.2: iPhone Update With Surprising New Features
If you have an iPad Pro, an iPad Air from the Air 2, an iPad mini 4 or newer, or an iPad from the fifth generation, you’re ready to go.
Go to the
- device’s Settings app
- then General
- then Software Update.
- It will do everything for you after you click on Download and Install.
This is a medium-sized update, weighing in at 899MB on my iPhone 13 Pro Max.
Apple Music Voice Plan.
First and foremost, there’s the unexpected bonus function that was introduced at the last minute: Apple Music Voice Plan.
This is a less expensive option to access Apple Music, albeit it is not free. For $4.99 per month, you get access to all of Apple Music’s tunes, but only by using your voice, i.e. Siri. This package excludes several features, such as lyrics and higher-quality music streaming.
Hide my email
Hide my email is a wonderful supplementary function that allows you to send an email without giving your address, for example, to a marketer. Apple sends the email using a fictitious address so that the receiver does not know your genuine address.
Macro Mode on the iPhone 13 Pro has been upgraded with an onscreen option that controls whether or not the iPhone camera switches to macro mode.
Another significant development is digital legacy. Nobody can access your photographs or other iCloud stuff without your password after you die, and Apple will not share anything even after your death.
Select up to five historic contacts to receive an access key. More information about this feature may be found here.
Improvements to Find My
One of the new features in Find My is the ability to track an AirTag that is not your own. In addition, if you misplace your iPhone, iOS 15.2 makes it possible to locate it for up to five hours after it enters Power Reserve mode.
When activated, the Unknown Items feature scans the area for anything unusual and will notify you if there is a device (such as an AirTag) that belongs to someone else nearby. If an item is found, Apple provides steps for disabling the device so that it can no longer be used for tracking.
There’s also a “Help Return Lost Items” option, which searches for nearby devices that may have been misplaced and operate in the same way as the tracking scan. If a lost device is discovered, Apple gives guidelines on how to determine who owns it.
Messages have been updated, particularly with regard to unsuitable information for youngsters. Parental control is included, and once enabled, the iPhone will check for photographs of nudity, for example, and blur them out, warning the youngster that the material may be inappropriate.
Emergency Calling—On a Face ID iPhone, you may now summon emergency services with five rapid pushes of the side button, which was previously only possible on iPhones with the Home button.
The function that allows you to summon emergency services with a succession of button pushes, known as Emergency SOS, has been enhanced in iOS 15.2.
You may now initiate by swiftly pressing the side button numerous times, or by holding down the side button and the volume button simultaneously if you want.
Prior to the upgrade, the quick press functioned, but there was no option to hold down the buttons simultaneously.
If you have Auto Call activated, Apple has now introduced an eight-second countdown before placing a call, up from the previous three-second countdown.
App Privacy Report
The new App Privacy Report reveals what applications have been following you. If you are dissatisfied with what you see, you may modify your permissions.
The TV app has been updated, the shop app has been reorganized, and city maps in Apple Maps in CarPlay have been improved. Smaller upgrades, such as Reminders and Notes, are also available.
- The update contains various bug fixes for Siri, ProRaw, HomeKit, and CarPlay problems, which are detailed below.
- While VoiceOver is active and the iPhone is locked, Siri may not react.
- When viewing ProRAW photographs in third-party photo editing tools, they may seem overexposed.
- When your iPhone is locked, HomeKit scenarios that involve a garage door may not run from CarPlay.
- Certain applications’ Now Playing information may not be updated by CarPlay.
- On iPhone 13 models, video streaming applications may fail to load content.
- Calendar events for Microsoft Exchange users may show on the incorrect day.