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Apple releases iOS 15.2, iPadOS 15.2 updates

Apple has officially released iOS 15.2 and iPadOS 15.2, the latest updates to iOS 15 that was released in September 2021.

iOS 15.2 includes the new Apple Music Voice Plan, a lower priced Apple Music subscription. Coming in at USD 4.99 a month, Apple Music Voice Plan can only be used via Siri, and is compatible with devices such as the HomePod or HomePod mini, as well as the iPhone and iPad.

It also includes updated privacy protection for users. iOS 15.2 introduces parental control for messages. Once the parental control is activated, if the iPhone sees nudity, in an image in Messages, it will blue out the content and present the user with a warning instead. The child can then decide whether they want to see the image or not and gives them an option to message a trusted adult about it. All the algorithms are used on-device and do not involve scanning the content of the child’s phone.

Check out Apple’s full release notes for the iOS 15.2 update below.

Apple Music Voice Plan</strong
– Apple Music Voice Plan is a new subscription tier that gives you access to all songs, playlists, and stations in Apple Music using Siri
– Just Ask Siri suggests music based on your listening history and likes or dislikes
– Play it Again lets you access a list of your recently played music

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 fixes the following issues:
– 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

 

The iOS 15.2 and iPadOS 15.2 updates can be downloaded on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. The updates are compatible with the iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation). To get the new software update, go to Settings > General > Software Update.



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