Apple releases iOS 15.5 beta 2 to registered developers, here’s what’s new
Following the release of iOS 15.4 in March, Apple is now working on the upcoming version of iOS 15. The company has just released iOS 15.5 beta 2 to registered developers worldwide. iOS 15.5 could potentially be the last major update to iOS 15 — as the company has announced WWDC22. As a result, Apple is likely shifting its focus to iOS 16 at this point. iOS 15.4 introduced plenty of new additions, including new emoji, Face ID support when masked, and much more. Expectedly, iOS 15.5 isn’t as packed because this version is potentially just fixing leftover bugs and making final tweaks. Here’s everything new in iOS 15.5 beta.
What’s new in iOS 15.5 Beta 2
Weather app tweaks
iOS 15.5 beta 2 adds a more prominent Report an Issue button at the bottom of the Weather app. This allows you to improve weather services by describing the actual conditions in your location if the provided ones aren’t accurate.
iOS 15.5 Beta 2 (19F5057e) changes 🧵: New image for Apple Account Balance card (rebrand of iTunes Pass). “Pay with your iPhone in the Apple Store, shop online, or buy apps, subscriptions, and other services” pic.twitter.com/cKVIWqNEVw
— Steve Moser (@SteveMoser) April 19, 2022
As Steve Moser has shared on Twitter, iOS 15.5 beta 2 tweaks some of the wordings included in the system. They’re mostly under-the-hood changes that bring no notable improvements or changes to the table.
We will update this article if we discover any visible features in this build. In the meantime, you can take a look at Apple’s official Release Notes — where the company has highlighted some of the known bugs and fixes.
The first beta of iOS 15.5 mostly focuses on under-the-hood changes and prepares for upcoming features.
Apple Classical references
We’ve been hearing about Apple’s anticipated Classical music streaming app for a while now. The company acquired Primephonic last year, shut it down, and promised to release a standalone music app that revolves around the Classical genre. iOS 15.5 beta 1 includes references to this app, as highlighted in the tweet below.
Apple Classical References in the Music app. “Open in Apple Classical” “Open this in the new app designed for classical music.” “A Shortcut to Apple Classical” pic.twitter.com/1KgTxbOTmK
— Steve Moser (@SteveMoser) April 5, 2022
Apple Cash buttons
In the Wallet app, there are now two new buttons under the Apple Cash card. These allow you to quickly request or send money through the Apple Cash card.
Universal Control limitations
Apple mentions in its Release Notes that Universal Control on iPadOS 15.5 beta 1 is incompatible with that of macOS Monterey 12.3. To use this continuity feature, you will have to update your Mac to macOS 12.4 beta 1 or downgrade your iPad to iOS 15.4.
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