Apple iOS 15.2 is released, including new features such as privacy report, heritage contacts, and minor protection

Apple today released iOS 15.2 and iPadOS 15.2, which is the second major update of the iOS and iPadOS 15 operating systems released in September 2021. iOS 15.2 was released more than a month after iOS 15.1 was released.

Updates to iOS and iPadOS 15.2 can be downloaded for free, and all eligible devices can obtain the software wirelessly in the settings application.

To install the new version of the system, please go to Settings>General>Software Update. The update may take some time to roll out to all users.

iOS 15.2 adds application privacy reports. This feature is designed to let you know how often applications access camera and microphone information restricted by permissions.

In addition, it lets you know the domain name that the application and website are contacting, so you can follow what’s happening behind the scenes.

The update also supports communication security and Apple Music Voice packages for devices owned by children.

In addition, it also introduced the concept of contacts for managing data after death, and added improvements in finding and hiding my email.


Apple’s full release notes on the iOS 15.2 update are as follows:

Apple Music Voice plan

Apple Music Voice Plan is a new subscription level that allows you to use Siri to access all songs, playlists and radio stations in Apple Music

Just Ask Siri makes recommendations based on your listening history and music you like or dislike.

Play again allows you to access the list of your recently played music.

Privacy protection

Through the application privacy report in the settings, you can see how often applications accessed your location, photos, camera, microphone, contacts, etc., and their network activities in the past seven days.


Communication security settings enable parents to enable warnings when children receive or send photos containing nudity.

Siri and search

The scope of guidance has been expanded in Siri, Spotlight, and Safari searches to help children and parents stay safe online and get help in unsafe situations.

Apple ID

Digital heritage allows certain people to be designated as heritage contacts so that they can access your iCloud account and personal information after the user’s death.


You can enable macro photo control in the settings of iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max to switch to an ultra-wide-angle lens to take macro photos and videos.

TV application

The store tab lets you browse, buy and rent movies and TV shows in one place.


The city map in Apple Maps has been enhanced, and road details such as turning lanes, middle lines, bicycle lanes, and crosswalks are provided in supported cities.

This version also includes the following enhancements for the iPhone:

“Hide My Mail” can create unique and random email addresses for iCloud+ users in the Mail app

When in the power reserve state, “Find My” can locate the iPhone for up to 5 hours.

Stock allows to view the currency of the stock and see the year-to-date performance when viewing the chart

Reminders and notes now allow deleting or renaming tags

This version also includes bug fixes for iPhone:

When VoiceOver is running and iPhone is locked, Siri may not respond

Overexposure may occur when viewing ProRAW photos in third-party photo editing applications

When your iPhone is locked, HomeKit scenes including garage doors may not be able to run from CarPlay.

CarPlay may not update the “Now Playing” information of some applications

Video streaming apps may fail to load content on iPhone 13 models

Calendar events for Microsoft Exchange users may appear on the wrong day