Apple releases iOS 15.2 with Apple Music voice plan, app privacy report, legacy contact, and more

Apple's next batch of software updates for its iPhones, MacBooks, Watch, etc. has been released.

Highlights
  • Apple has launched its latest software version, the iOS 15.2 and iPadOS 15.2 for its iPhones and iPads.
  • The update brings Apple Music voice plan, a new Communication Safety feature for iPhones owned by children, and more.
  • The iOS 15.2 update also brings special macro photo control via the Ultra wide-angle lens to capture macro photos in iPhone 13 Pro series.

Apple has released its next major update, after the iOS 15.1 update in October, in the form of iOS 15.2. With iOS 15.2, Apple has introduced a ton of features including communications safety on iMessage, Apple Music voice plan support, legacy contacts, and some nifty other features as well. Apart from the mentioned features, iOS 15.0.2 also includes bug fixes and important security updates for iPhones and iPads.

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The iOS 15.2 update also brings with it, the new Apple Music Voice Plan which is a subscription plan that will let users access all songs, stations, and saved playlists using Siri. The iOS 15.2 update gets more privacy updates with an App Privacy Report, communications safety features for children and parents in Messages. The update also brings some known bug fixes for iPhones. Let us take a look at the full changelog of the new update below.

Apple Music Voice Plan support—Apple Music Voice Plan is a new subscription plan that gives users access to all songs, playlists, and stations in Apple Music using Siri. Users can ask Siri to suggest music based on their listening history and likes or dislikes. Further, users can also ask Siri to play any songs of the playlist or can play it again.

New App Privacy report—The iOS 15.2 comes with a new App Privacy Report in Settings that will allow users to see how often apps have accessed your location, photos, camera, microphone, contacts, and more during the last seven days, as well as their network activity.

Communications Safety on iMessages—Much before iOS 15.2 was rolled out to the public, the communication safety feature on iMessage was talked about a lot. The feature is aimed at enhancing the safety of underaged users. Communication safety setting gives parents the ability to enable warnings for children when they receive or send photos that contain nudity

Legacy Contact feature– This is another important feature that takes care of users’ iCloud data after they pass away. Digital Legacy allows you to designate people as Legacy Contacts so they can access your iCloud account and personal information in the event of your death

Macro mode for iPhone 13– The iOS 15.2 brings special Macro photo control for switching to the Ultra Wide lens to capture macro photos and videos that can be enabled in Settings on the iPhone 13 Pro and the iPhone 13 Pro Max.

Lastly, Apple watches have also gotten support for Apple Music’s Voice Plan with Apple watchOS 8.3. Additionally, it has now support for App Privacy Report, which lets users see how often apps have accessed their location, photos, camera, microphone, contacts, and more during the last seven days, like the iPhones and iPads. watchOS 8.3 also includes fixes for an issue wherein notifications were interrupting peaceful sessions for users unexpectedly.