Apple has released the latest firmware updates for the iPhone and iPad. One of the most notable features that Apple adds in iOS 15.2 and iPadOS 15.2 is the audio plan for Apple Music. For $5 per month, subscribers can access the entire library of songs, playlists, and radio stations via Siri.
On the iPhone and iPad, you’ll be able to access the App Privacy Report, which provides details of data accessed by Apple and third-party apps over the previous seven days. The report shows how often apps use things like location, photos, camera, microphone, and contacts, as well as network activity.
Also new is Apple’s Digital Legacy feature. You can designate contacts who have access to your personal information and your iCloud account when you die.
Elsewhere, there is another security setting for the Messages app. It will provide children with warnings and helpful resources when they receive or send images that contain nudity. Apple announced this feature along with its CSAM (Child Sexual Abuse Material) detection tools in August. She had planned to release updates as part of iOS 15, but delayed them after a backlash.
Other iPhone and iPad updates include a way to browse, buy, and rent movies and TV shows in one place in the TV app; Macro photo option for the ultra-wide lens on the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max; improved city map in Apple Maps on CarPlay; and the Hide My Email widget for iCloud + subscribers in the Mail app.
HomePod OS 15.2 is also released. The original HomePod and HomePod mini both support the Apple Music Voice plan, as well as Siri voice recognition for additional languages.
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