It's common for Apple to start beta-testing a new version of iOS
just a day or two after the previous version is released. And sure
enough, iOS 15.2 began its beta test period just a day after iOS
15.1 was released on October 25, 2021.
As is typical of these releases, it is first available only to
registered developers. The public beta typically follows within a
New features in iOS
According to Apple's release notes, iOS 15.2 brings the App Privacy Report, which is basically a new
interface for the Record App Activity feature. It also
fixes several App Store issues and other bugs. We're expecting
Apple to add a bunch of new emojis in the coming months,
to get up to date with the latest Unicode 14.0 standard and its
Emoji version 14.0 list, but it's not clear if they're part of this
The App Privacy Report in iOS 15 offers a detailed view of how
apps are using your data and sensors.
How to get the
iOS 15.2 beta
If you're a developer, head to developer.apple.com/download/ on the device upon
which you wish to run the beta. Once you log in, you'l be able to
download a beta profile.
For the public beta, go to beta.apple.com on the device upon which you wish
to run the beta. Hit the Sign up button and follow the steps to
download the beta profile.
Once you have a beta profile downloaded, you have to enable it.
Open the Settings app, then tap General, then
VPN Device Management. Select the beta profile and
then enable it. You may need to restart your iPhone or iPad after
enabling the profile.
Once the profile is enabled, open the Settings app and tap
General, then Software Update. You'll see the iOS 15.2 (or iPadOS
15.2) update and can install it.