iOS 15.2 Features, Release Notes, Bug Fixes & Improvements

iOS 15.2 update

iOS 15.2 update

Apple has released iOS 15.2 with build number 19C57 (and 19C56) to all compatible iPhones, as well as iPadOS 15.2 to all supported iPads. This update brings new features, changes, improvements and bug fixes!

iPhone 13 and 13 Pro get build number 19C57 with updated modem firmware version, while older models update to iOS 15.2 build number 19C56.

iOS 15.2 Download

ios 15.2 download
This update is available as usual over-the-air:

  • 1. Browse for Settings -> General -> Software Update.
  • 2. Tap on Download and Install.
  • 3. Be patient until iOS 15.2 is requested, downloaded, prepared, verified and installed on your iPhone.
  • 4. Device will automatically reboot to mark the end of the update process.
  • 5. Provide your Passcode and follow the on-screen setup steps.
  • Fact: The iOS 15.2 update file is 765.2 MB when updating from iOS 15.1.

iOS 15.2 Release Notes

The highlighted features on the iOS 15.2 Software Update screen are:

  • Apple Music Voice Plan – a new cheaper Apple Music subscription that allows access only with the help of Siri.
  • App Privacy Report – informs you how often apps have accessed sensitive info such as location, microphone, camera, photos and contacts over the past seven days!
  • New safety features for children and parents in Messages.

iOS 15.2 Features

iOS 15.2 features
Other changes mentioned in the extended update log are:

  • Digital Legacy allows you to assign loved ones or friends as trusted contacts that will be able to access your iCloud data and personal info after your death.
  • Macro Photo Control toggle can be enabled in Settings and allows you to manually switch between the Ultra Wide lens to capture macro photos and videos on the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
  • Hide My Email is now available in the Mail app for iCloud+ subscribers. It allows you to easily created and use unique, random email addresses.
  • New Store tab in TV app – allows you to browse, buy and rent movies and TV Shows all in one place.
  • CarPlay Enhancements – improved city map in Apple Maps with road details like turn lanes, medians, bike lanes and pedestrian crosswalks. (Only for supported cities!)
  • Find My can locate iPhone for up to five hours when the device is in Power Reserve mode.
  • Delete or rename tags is now possible in the stock Reminders and Notes apps.

iOS 15.2 Features Not Mentioned

Below you can find more changes that aren’t mentioned in the update log, but have been uncovered during the beta testing stages:

  • Parts and Service History info informing about genuine or unknown part repairs!
  • Limit IP Address Tracking for Cellular data and Wi-Fi network connections.
  • Search playlist option added to Apple Music.
  • Auto Call Improvements – You can choose between Call with Hold or Call with 5 Presses
  • New Notification Summary UI
  • To be updated! (Noticed other changes not mentioned here? Use the comments section and let us know.)

iOS 15.2 Bug Fixes

iOS 15.2 bug fixes
Apple also mentions six issues that have been addressed by this release.

  • Siri might not respond when VoiceOver is enabled and iPhone is locked.
  • ProRAW photos may appear overexposed when viewing in third-party photo editing apps.
  • HomeKit scenes that include a garage door might not run from CarPlay when iPhone is locked.
  • CarPlay might not update Now Playing information for some apps.
  • Video streaming apps might not load content on iPhone 13 models.
  • Calendar events might appear on the wrong day for Microsoft Exchange users.

However, we’ve reported many other bugs occurring in iOS 15.1 and iOS 15.1.1. They could be fixed, although not mentioned in the update log. Below you can find a list. Try to replicate them and let us know if they’re still occurring in iOS 15.2 or not:

  • Cellular data not working on iPhone after iOS 15.1 update. (Status: ?)
  • Screen time bug showing unreal usage times for various apps and websites. (Status: Not Fixed)
  • Notifications not working for various apps like Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat. (Status: Not Fixed)

iOS 15.2 Bugs

If you spot any new issues in this release, please use the comments section to report them to us. We will try to replicate and find any available workarounds or fixes.

  • Bluetooth connection issues.
  • To be updated.

iOS 15.2 Release Date

Monday, December 13, 2021 is the most likely release date for iOS 15.2! This estimation is based on Apple’s past software update routines.

iOS 15 was released on Monday, September 20. iOS 15.1 became available on Monday, October 25. iOS 15.0.1, iOS 15.0.2 and iOS 15.1.1 have been unplanned bug fixing updates and they don’t follow a clear pattern. Check out the iOS 15 release timeline for more details!

Have you already updated to iOS 15.2? What’s your feedback? Share it in the comments section.

Related: Alongside iOS 15.2 Apple has also released iPadOS 15.2 (19C57), watchOS 8.3 (19S55), macOS 12.1 (21C51), tvOS 15.2 (19K53) and HomePod 15.2.