iOS 15.2 deployed, key features listed
Apple iPhone users can now download the new iOS 15.2. The latest version brings updates for Apple Music, privacy reports, iMessage and more.
In terms of privacy, App Privacy Report is enhanced to include information on how often phone apps accessed user’s location, photos, camera, microphone, contacts, network activity of the application, etc., in the last seven days.
Users can subscribe to the Apple Music Voice plan starting at Rs 49. The subscription allows users to access songs, playlists and stations in Apple Music. Subscription to the plan is also made easier. Users can ask Siri to start the trial, which will initiate the subscription procedures. User can ask Siri to suggest music based on user’s history and tastes.
Apple adds legacy contacts feature
Another added feature is Digital Legacy, which allows users to add someone they trust as Legacy Contacts. These added legacy contacts can access the user’s iCloud account and personal information in the event of the user’s death.
There is a built-in communications security feature on iMessage in iOS 15.2. The communications security feature of the new operating system gives parents the option to enable warnings for children when they receive or send photos that contain nudity.
Apple has added a new feature specific to the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro Max at the camera level. IPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro Max users can control macro photo mode by switching to the ultra-wide lens to capture macro photos and videos.
Photo Memory is now redesigned with a new interface, adding new animation, transition styles and multiple collages.
The new iOS 15.2 update also brings SharePlay to all eligible Mac devices. SharePlay allows video call users to share songs on Apple Music, watch TV, or watch a movie with a group of family or friends. They can also share their screen and browse together.
In Car Play, the city map is enhanced in Apple Maps with details like turning lanes, central reservations, bike lanes, and crosswalks for cities supported.
The operating system update also fixed some bugs for Mac, especially in trackpad and screen saver issues.