iOS 15.2 Beta 2 Features, Release Notes, Bugs And More

iOS 15.2 Beta 2

iOS 15.2 Beta 2

Apple has rolled out iOS 15.2 Beta 2 with build number 19C5036e. This new test version comes two weeks after the release of Beta 1 and brings a series of new features like Legacy Contact and Messages Communication Safety Features for Kids.

iOS 15.2 Beta 2 Download

ios 15.2 beta 2 download
This update is available over-the-air in Settings -> General -> Software Update to all compatible iPhone and iPads that have the iOS 15 Configuration Profile installed!

Update (November 10) iOS 15.2 Public Beta 2 has also been released. It’s the same build as the Developer Beta. In both cases you need the iOS 15 & iPadOS 15 Beta Profile, installed on your device for the beta to show up.

How to: You can grab it for free from the Apple Beta Software Program web page. All the steps are described here.

iOS 15.2 Beta 2 Features

iOS 15.2 beta 2 feature legacy contact
Below you can find a list of changes compared to iOS 15.2 Beta 1. For new features that premiered in the first beta click here.

  • Hide My Email service is now available in the Mail app.
  • Legacy Contacts have been added to the Apple ID section of the Settings app. You can select a trusted person which will be able to access your iPhone or iPad if you pass away.
  • Messages Communication Safety for kids is a new opt-in feature that can be enabled by parents in Family Sharing. When turned ON it detects and filters images that contain nudity and are sent via Messages to your kids phone. The photo is blurred and your child is warned about the content.
  • New Macro Mode toggle in Camera app.
  • Find My is able to search for ‘Items That Can Track Me’.
  • To be updated.

iOS 15.2 Beta 2 Release Notes

ios 15.2 beta 2 release notes
The update log mentions ‘bug fixes and performance improvements’. However, the Developer release notes include more details you can check them in the above screenshots or here.

iOS 15.2 Beta 2 Bugs

Apple doesn’t mention any bug fixes in the update log but most of the times these are included in the betas without any notice.

Known Issues

Below you can find some of the common iOS 15.1 problems. We’re currently testing them out to see if they replicate in Beta 2. Any help is appreciated.

  • Apple Music batter draining issue caused by a higher CPU usage when streaming songs. (Status: Not fixed)
  • Adding COVID Vaccination cards to Wallet app not working. Records might also freeze the Health app. (Status: Not fixed.)
  • Messages forwarding bug that sends a group message as individual threads instead of using the group’s thread.(Status: Not fixed.)
  • Photos water colored looking like they’ve been oil painted because of too much post-processing. (Status: Not fixed.)
  • To be updated.

Problems Fixed

If you notice any iOS 15.1 issues that are fixed in this release please let us know and we will update them here.

  • To be updated.

New Bugs

Any new problems encountered in iOS 15.2 Beta 2 are listed below. Help us populate the list:

Have you updated iPhone to iOS 15.2 Beta 2? What’s your feedback? Did you spot any other changes not mentioned here? What about new bugs? Use the comments section to share your feedback.

Related: Apple has also released watchOS 8.3 Beta 2, macOS Monterey 12.1 Beta 2, as wells as tvOS 15.2 Beta 2.