Tech2 news teamJuly 5, 2021 11:35:01 AM IST
Apple has started rolling out the first public beta version of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15. Announced at WWDC 2021, iOS 15 includes features like Spatial Audio for FaceTime, Focus mode, live text, etc. IPadOS brings new features like Home Universal Control, App Library, Shelf, and more.
In particular, before you decide to join the beta programs, you should know that the beta version is not stable. Which means that there are chances that you may encounter some errors, which in turn can affect your data or even the device. Therefore, it is recommended that you backup all your data before entering the iOS 15 beta program, or that you use a replacement iOS device to test the operating system.
Apple iOS 15, iPadOS 15: supported devices
The new iOS 15 is compatible with iPhone 6s and later. On the other hand, the new iPadOS 15 is compatible with iPad mini 4 and later, iPad Air 2 and later, 5th generation iPad and later, and all iPad Pro models.
iOS 15 Public Beta: How to Download
Here is the quick guide on how to download this update:
How to install iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 beta
Step 1: Open Safari on your iPhone and visit Apple Beta Program Page
Step 2: Tap the “Sign Up” option and sign in with your Apple ID and agree to the beta programs terms and conditions when prompted.
Step 3: Make sure you have a backup of your device data, now tap “Download Profile” and follow the procedure as prompted.
Step 4: Restart the device when prompted
Step 5: Go to Settings> General> Software Update and download the beta profile
Apple iOS 15 Features
The new iOS 15 introduces Spatial Audio for Facetime so that it sounds more “natural and comfortable”. It also adds new microphone modes that can separate the user’s voice from background noise. With a new grid view, users will also be able to see more faces simultaneously during Group FaceTime.
(Read Also: Apple Music Gets Spatial And Lossless Audio – What It Means And How To Enable It)
Apple has also introduced ‘SharePlay’ for Facetime that will allow users to listen to songs on Apple Music, watch movies and shows together. The feature will also allow screen sharing. SharePlay will be available on iPhone, iPad and Mac. In addition to this, Facetime It also has an option to create links so that you can use it cross-platform on the web and on non-iOS devices.
iOS 15 also comes with a new ‘Focus’ feature to tweak what you want to pay attention to. The new iOS 15 gives a new look to notifications. Profile icons in notifications are now larger. A new ‘Notification Summary’ will offer a summary of all notifications “not time critical” at the chosen time of day.
The new software update also includes a new Live Text feature that automatically recognizes text in images, including handwriting, and makes it selectable, and you can even copy and paste it. With the new update, the Apple Maps The app now has more details like pedestrian crossings and bike lanes. Some US cities will also see a 3D city experience in the app.
The AirPods Pro get a new talk mode, which will automatically increase the volume of the conversation. AirPods also get Find My ambient features even when in the case. The weather app has also received a design overhaul.
Apple has also announced new features for iCloud called iCloud +. This cloud storage will offer a “new Internet privacy service, iCloud Private Relay, at no additional cost.” All iCloud members will be upgraded to iCloud + and their plans can be shared with Family Sharing Group. According to Apple, users will also get free and unlimited iCloud + storage for a temporary backup of a new device for up to three weeks, even if they don’t have storage in their iCloud account.
Apple Post Get email privacy protection that hides your IP address, location, and disables trackers. iOS 15 introduces three new features in the Health Users will now be able to share their health data with family members, caregivers, or a care team. The new ‘Trends’ feature will display user health metrics and the ‘Walking balance’ feature will display a new metric to manage fall risk more efficiently.
The Apple tv The app will now display the “For All of You” row which will include “a collection of shows and movies based on the interests of selected individuals or an entire household.”
With iOS 15, Apple will allow users to choose a recovery contact. Users can choose one or more trusted contacts, who can help them reset their password and recover their account.
(Also Read: Apple Account Password Recovery to Make It Easier with iOS 15 – Everything You Need to Know)
Apple iPadOS 15 Features
With iPadOS 15, the iPad finally gets home screen widgets and an ‘App Library’ that can hide pages and rearrange them. The new software update also brings a multitasking shortcut that will allow you to easily switch between applications in split view. There will also be a ‘Shelf’ at the bottom that will show you all your open apps. iPadOS 15 also adds sticky notes that you can use in parallel with third-party apps and sites, and easily drag and annotate links and text. Users will also get ‘Tags’ which will help users to classify the notes based on their choice.
Apple also announces a new ‘Universal Control’ feature that will allow users to use a single mouse and keyboard between iPad and Mac. According to Apple, “users can even drag and drop content from one device to another, great for drawing a picture. with Apple Pencil on iPad and place it on a Keynote slide on Mac. ” The new iPadOS 15 is compatible with iPad mini 4 and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, and all iPad Pro models.