Apple has released the first iOS 15.3 beta 2 and iPadOS 15.3 beta RC to developers. The update is available over-the-air as well as via Apple Developer Center.
The previous software update was iOS 15.2, which was released with Apple Music Voice Plan, App Privacy Report, Communication Safety in Messages, Digital Legacy for Apple ID, Hide My Email for iCloud+, macro photo control for iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, enhancements for the TV app on iPad, redesigned notification summary on lock screen, and removal of iPhone 13 third-party screen replacement barriers.
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What’s new in iOS 15.3 RC and iPadOS 15.3 RC?
January 20: Apple has released iOS 15.3 and iPadOS 15.3 RC to developers, just after two beta releases.
What’s new in iOS 15.3 beta 2 and iPadOS 15.3 beta 2?
January 13: Apple has released iOS 15.3 and iPadOS 15.3 public beta 2.
January 12: Apple has released beta 2 to developers. We will update this post if we find any new changes.
What’s new in iOS 15.3 beta and iPadOS 15.3 beta?
December 20: Apple has released the first public betas for iOS 15.3 and iPadOS 15.3.
At the time of writing, Apple has not shared any release notes for these beta updates. We are currently updating our devices and will update this post once we find any new changes.
iOS 15.3 and iPadOS 15.3 compatible devices
iOS 15.3 beta and iPadOS 15.3 beta are compatible with the following 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)
Upgrade to iOS 15.3 and iPadOS 15.3 beta
The new beta updates are available for download from Apple Developer Center via the installation of a beta profile for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Once the profile is downloaded to your iPhone or iPad, go to Settings and install it. You will be asked to restart your device.
Once done, go to Settings > General > Software Update and wait for iOS 15.3 or iPadOS 15.3 beta to appear. Before starting the download, make sure that your device has at least 50% battery charge, and is connected to a reliable Wi-Fi network.
Alternatively, you can also install the new beta update by downloading the IPSW firmware file from Apple Developer Center and restore it to your iPhone or iPad. Connect the device to a Mac or Windows PC using a cable, open the Files app (in macOS) or iTunes (in Windows), and restore the IPSW file by clicking on the restore button while holding down the Option key (or Shift key on Windows).
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