Apple’s confirmed the next big iPadOS 15 update. iPadOS 15.2 is a milestone upgrade which means it will bring new features, bug fixes, and security patches to iPad users.
We don’t have an official iPadOS 15.2 release date yet, but iPad users who don’t want to wait can try an early version of the software right now.
With iPadOS 15.2 in the works, we want to take you through everything there is to know about the second major update to iPadOS 15.
- iPadOS 15.2 Beta
- iPadOS 15.2 Release Date
- iPadOS 15.2 Release Time
- iPadOS 15.2 Features
- iPadOS 15.2 Jailbreak
In this guide we’ll tell you about the update’s changes, provide you with info about the iPadOS 15.2 release date and release time, tell you about the iPadOS 15.2 beta, and more.
iPadOS 15.2 Beta
If you don’t want to wait for the official iPadOS 15.2 release you don’t have to.
Apple’s pushed the iPadOS 15.2 beta to developers and those enrolled in the Beta Software Program. A developer account requires you to pay Apple money while the Beta Software Program is free to anyone with a working Apple ID and a compatible device. Most people should install the public iPadOS 15.2 beta.
Before you download the iPadOS 15.2 beta onto your iPad you’ll want to recall that pre-release software is typically plagued with bugs and performance issues.
These issues could impact the performance of your core apps, your iPad’s battery life, and its overall speed which makes beta software a less than ideal daily driver.
You should be able to fix some problems on your own, but some bugs and performance problems will probably require a fix from Apple in a future beta or in the official iPadOS 15.2 release.
If you can’t stand the beta’s performance you can downgrade back to older software though Apple is only signing on iPadOS 15.1. The downgrade path to older iPadOS updates is closed.
Apple is currently on iPadOS 15.2 beta 3.
iPadOS 15.2 Release Date
Apple hasn’t confirmed the iPadOS 15.2 release date and we may not get an official date from the company ahead of the public release.
The software will likely stay in testing alongside iOS 15.2 for a few more weeks given that we’re on the third version of the beta. At this point, we expect a release in late November or December.
iPadOS 15.2 Release Time
We don’t have an official iPadOS 15.2 release date, but we know exactly when Apple will roll the software out on the day it selects.
The official version of iPadOS 15.2 will most likely arrive in and around 10AM Pacific. It sometimes takes a few minutes for software updates to show up so don’t be surprised if your update appears a few minutes after 10AM.
Here’s what you can expect from the iPadOS 15.2 release time in other U.S. timezones:
- Eastern – 1 PM
- Central – 12 PM
- Mountain – 11AM
Apple will also release iPadOS 15.2 beta updates for developers, and those enrolled in the Beta Software Program, around 10AM Pacific as well. The company typically releases new betas every 1-2 weeks.
Keep these times in mind if you plan to install new iPadOS 15.2 betas, or the official version of iPadOS 15.2, right away.
iPadOS 15.2 Features
Apple’s milestone updates almost always bring new features, security patches, and under-the-hood improvements to iPad users and that’s what you can expect from iPadOS 15.2.
Developers are digging through the iPadOS 15.2 beta and they’ve found several changes already: App Privacy Report (a feature that it showed off at WWDC 2021), improvements to Emergency SOS, Apple’s new communication safety features, and some big changes to the TV app.
iPadOS 15.2 brings a new design to the iPad’s TV application which features a sidebar that makes navigation throughout the app a little bit easier.
Apple could add, or subtract, from iPadOS 15.2’s change log during the beta period so keep an eye out for changes as the beta makes progress.
iPadOS 15.2 Jailbreak
If you still jailbreak, avoid the iPadOS 15.2 beta.
We don’t expect developers to release a tool that’s compatible with the iPadOS 15.2 beta. They haven’t released one for the official version of iPadOS 15 yet and that release may not come for awhile.
We’ll let you know when we learn more.
Install iOS 15.1.1/iOS 15.1 for Better Security
If security is important to you, think about installing Apple's iOS 15.1 update right away.
iOS 15.1 has important security patches on board and they'll help protect your phone. You can read more about them on Apple's website.
Apple's iOS 15.1.1 update for iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 doesn't come with any known security upgrades on board. That said, if you missed iOS 15.1, you'll get its security patches when you move your iPhone 12 or iPhone 13 to iOS 15.1.1.
If you missed iOS 15.0.2 you'll also get its security patch with your upgrade. You can learn more about it right here.
iOS 15.0 also brought numerous security patches to your iPhone. If you'll be moving up from iOS 14 and you're interested in the exact nature of these improvements, you can read about them over on Apple's security website.
If you skipped iOS 14.8 or any older versions of iOS, you'll get the security patches from those updates with your iOS 15.1.1/iOS 15.1 update as well.
In addition to those patches, iOS 15 comes with some security and privacy upgrades including improvements to Siri. Requests made to Siri are now processed on the device itself using Neural Engine. This makes it more secure.
If you're an Apple Card user, you'll now get a security code that changes regularly to use when you make online transactions.
Apple's also included a built-in authenticator that's similar to Google Authenticator. This will let you generate verification codes for enhanced sign-in security under your Passwords.
There's also a Mail feature that hides your IP address. The company will add a new App Privacy report feature in the next version of iOS 15 that will tell you when an app has accessed sensitive information.
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