The iOS 15.1 Beta 2 has just been released by Apple one week after the release of the first beta. iOS 15. 1 includes the return of SharePlay and updates to the Apple Wallet and Apple Health app for storing COVID-19 vaccination cards. Today’s new release of the iOS 15. 1 beta 2 is available to developers through an over-the-air update in the Settings app. As expected, if the update does not immediately appear for download, you can keep checking, as it sometimes takes a few minutes to roll to all registered developers. The build number of iOS 15.1 beta 1 is 19B5052f.
Features and Bug Fixes from iOS 15.1 RC
This happens to be the last release that rolls out to beta testers before Apple releases the final software update. iOS 15.1 will be coming with a number of new features, including SharePlay, COVID-19 vaccination cards in the Wallet app. Dolby Atmos and Lossless audio for HomePods, the ability to store test results in the health app, and ProRes video for iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
What’s New in iOS 15. 1
- iOS 15. 1 beta re-enables SharePlay feature following delay
- Apple adds support for storing COVID-19 vaccination cards in Wallet with iOS 15. 1
- HomePod 15.1 beta 1 brings back Lossless and Dolby Atmos support
Added to iOS 15. 1 beta 2 and 2 and iPadOS 15. 1 beta 2, Apple has today also released tvOS 15.1 beta 2 for Apple TV as well. There is also watchOS 8.1 beta 2 for Apple Watch. Apple has not released any new updates just yet for macOS Monterey.
What Devices Work with the New Beta?
Do you want to know if your device is compatible with iOS 15 or iPadOS 15, we have put together a full list containing every supported device? If you find your device on this list, then you are good to go:
- iPhone 13
- iPhone 13 mini
- iPhone 13 Pro
- iPhone 13 Pro Max
- iPhone 12
- iPhone 12 mini
- iPhone 12 Pro
- iPhone 12 Pro Max
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone SE (1st generation)
- iPhone SE (2nd generation)
- iPod touch (7th generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation)
- iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation)
- iPad Pro 11-inch (1st generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st generation)
- iPad Pro 10.5-inch
- iPad Pro 9.7-inch
- iPad (7th generation)
- iPad (6th generation)
- iPad (5th generation)
- iPad mini (5th generation)
- iPad mini 4
- iPad Air (3rd generation)
- iPad Air 2
How to Download and Install iOS 15.2 beta 1 Profile
Installing the latest iOS or iPadOS beta on your iPhone, iPad, or your iPod touch could not be easier. Just scroll to Settings > General > Software Update and thereafter click on “Download and Install” which you’ll find at the bottom of the page.
Alternatively, you can also install the update via iTunes by connecting your iOS device to your computer. For whichever method you choose to use, just ensure that you back up your device before installing the update. You can never be too careful.
Everything that Apple Included in iOS 15.1 beta 3
iOS 15. 1 beta 3 is bringing in native support for ProRes video capture to the Camera app. ProRes is only available on the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. You can activate the feature by going to Settings > Camera > Formats. The beta release also offers users the ability to disable Auto Macro, which automatically switches to the Ultra Wide camera to capture macro photos as well as videos.
What Apple introduced in iOS 15.1 beta 1
- After the SharePlay feature in iOS 15.1 beta 2 was removed, Apple has re-enabled the feature in the iOS 15.1, iPadOS 15.1, and tvOS 15.1 betas. That means you’ll no longer need the SharePlay Development Profile for the feature to work. Also, users can now upload their COVID-19 vaccination status in the health app and generate a vaccination card in Apple Wallet. Now this will be useful for places that need proof of vaccination.