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Everything to know about iOS 15.2 released by apple

Apple has released iOS 15.2 to the public. The update contains significant new features, including Legacy Contacts, Voice Plan and more.

Today Apple is releasing iOS 15.2, iPadOS 15.2, watchOS 8.3, tvOS 15.2, and HomePod 15.2. These updates bring support for the Apple Music Voice Plan, a less expensive tier for voice-only control. These updates also bring privacy and other improvements.


App Privacy Report

When it’s been enabled, App Privacy Report presents the applications that have had access to your camera, microphone, photos, contacts and location in the past week. It presents this information in a simple UI.

Communication Safety

This feature, first announced earlier this year, will protect children by giving them a warning when they receive a nude photo. They can then choose to dismiss the photo or open it.

Legacy Contacts

You can now assign ‘legacy’ contacts — people that you want to be able to access your iCloud data when you’re no longer around. They will be able to access your personal information and the data stored with your Apple ID.


Full Release Notes

iOS 15.2 adds Apple Music Voice Plan, a new subscription tier that provides access to music using Siri. This update also includes the App Privacy Report, new safety features for children and parents in Messages, and other features and bug fixes for your iPhone.

Privacy

  • App Privacy Report in Settings lets you see how often apps have accessed your location, photos, camera, microphone, contacts and more during the last seven days, as well as their network activity

Messages

  • Communication safety setting gives parents the ability to enable warnings for children when they receive or send photos that contain nudity

  • Safety warnings contain helpful resources for children when they receive photos that contain nudity

Siri and Search

  • Expanded guidance in Siri, Spotlight and Safari Search to help children and parents stay safe online and get help with unsafe situations

Apple ID

  • Digital Legacy allows you to designate people as Legacy Contacts so they can access your iCloud account and personal information in the event of your death

Camera

  • Macro photo control for switching to the Ultra Wide lens to capture macro photos and videos can be enabled in Settings on iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max

TV app

  • Store tab lets you browse, buy, and rent movies and TV Shows all in one place

CarPlay

  • Enhanced city map in Apple Maps with road details like turn lanes, medians, bike lanes, and pedestrian crosswalks for supported cities

This release also includes the following enhancements for your iPhone:

  • Hide My Email is available in the Mail app for iCloud+ subscribers to create unique, random email addresses

  • Find My can locate iPhone for up to five hours when in Power Reserve

  • Stocks allows you to view the currency for a ticker and see year-to-date performance when viewing charts

  • Reminders and Notes now allow you to delete or rename tags

This release also includes bug fixes for your iPhone:

  • Siri may not respond while VoiceOver is running and iPhone is locked

  • ProRAW photos may appear overexposed when viewing in third-party photo editing apps

  • HomeKit scenes that include a garage door may not run from CarPlay when your iPhone is locked

  • CarPlay may not update Now Playing information for certain apps

  • Video streaming apps may not load content on iPhone 13 models

  • Calendar events may appear on the wrong day for Microsoft Exchange users

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