Apple may be ready to show off iOS 16 A few days later at WWDC 2022, but the company isn’t rejecting iOS 15. The second beta of iOS 15.6 is already in the hands of developers, and now it’s rolling out to participants in Apple’s iOS Open Beta program.
iOS 15.6 to follow iOS 15.5which introduced a number of notable updates, such as the addition of Apple Pay Cash to the Wallet app and the introduction of a new “Apple Account Card. ” Apple Podcasts also got a new setting in the iOS 15.5 beta update to limit the number of episodes stored on the iPhone.
The changes found in the iOS 15.6 beta 2 update are not that dramatic. We can see some lingering bugs being fixed and some tweaking here and there. Here’s a roundup of what the iOS 15.6 update will bring to the iPhone.
iOS 15.6: Apple Music bug
An iOS bug caused Apple Music to kick other apps out of the Dock when reinstalling the Apple Music app from the App Store. iOS 15.6 beta 2 will finally fix this bug and the app will appear on the home screen.
iOS 15.6 Beta 2 fixes a music bug when redownloading Apple Music, which will replace the Music app in the Dock. pic.twitter.com/ggYleWFBnqJune 1, 2022
iOS 15.6: Accessibility Options
The first iOS 15.6 beta hints at new accessibility options. Back in May for World Accessibility Day, Apple previewed some of the changes it will make to its devices later this year, and we suspect iOS 15.6 sets the stage for some of them. More interesting accessibility features previewed by Apple include Live Captioning for social media and video apps, including FaceTime, which basically provide real-time closed captioning for anyone with hearing impairments. Siri Pause Time lets you adjust how long Siri waits before responding to you (helpful if you have a language barrier) and Door Detection, which uses sensors on Apple devices to alert users when they’re in unfamiliar places There are doors.
It’s unclear if any of these accessibility features will be coming to iOS 15.6, but we do know that Apple has committed to them.
Also, iOS 15.6 seems to include a setting to hide the keyboard’s emoji search button
iOS 15.6 and iOS 16
The iOS 15.6 update comes as Apple is about to show off iOS 16, which will reportedly include a new look for the lock screen, notification improvements, and other changes. However, the full version of the new software won’t be released until the fall. (If you want to check out the iOS 16 preview and other Apple announcements, you can watch the WWDC livestream here.)
This gives iOS 15.6 room to bring its modest feature enhancements and bug fixes to the iPhone, which could happen after WWDC if the beta process of previous iOS updates is any indication. Apple typically releases multiple betas before the final version is released to the public.