iOS 15.2 and iPadOS 15.2 released with Apple Music Voice Plan, App Privacy Report and more

Apple has released iOS 15.2 and iPadOS 15.2 to all compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models. The new update brings features like Apple Music Voice Plan, App Privacy Report, Message Communication Safety for kids, Digital Legacy for Apple ID, macro photo control for iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, TV app design update on iPad, and much more.

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iOS 15.2 and iPadOS 15.2 features

Apple had released four beta builds of iOS 15.2 and iPadOS 15.2 to developers and public beta testers, as well as two release candidates. Now that the final version of iOS 15.2 and iPadOS 15.2 is available, users can use the following new features:

There are also other new features and fixes in this release. Here are the complete release notes from Apple:

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.

Apple Music Voice Plan

  • 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 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

iOS 15.2 and iPadOS 15.2 compatible devices

  • iPhone 6s and later
  • iPad Pro (all models)
  • iPad Air 2 and later
  • iPad 5th generation and later
  • iPad mini 4 and later
  • iPod touch (7th generation)
  • iPad Pro (all models)
  • iPad Air 2 and later
  • iPad 5th generation and later
  • iPad mini 4 and later

Install iOS 15.2 and iPadOS 15.2

To install iOS 15.2 or iPadOS 15.2, simply go to Settings > General > Software Update to download the new version on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Make sure that your device has at least 50% battery charge, and is connected to a stable Wi-Fi network.

Alternatively, you can connect your iOS device to a Mac or Windows PC and use Finder or iTunes, respectively, to download and install the new update. You can also manually download iOS 15.2 and iPadOS 15.2 IPSW files, if you want to clean install then update on your iPhone or iPad.

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