iOS 16 is only a couple of weeks away, but Apple still has plans for iOS 15. Just a few days after iOS 15.5 arrived, Apple began beta testing iOS 15.6, along with its sibling iPadOS 15.6. It was first made available to developers on May 18, with the public beta usually following within a day.
Apple is expected to unveil iOS 16 at WWDC in June, and beta testing is likely to begin immediately for developers, with a public beta coming a few weeks later.
iOS 15.6 new features
Apple does not disclose the full list of new features in the release notes until the update is ready for general release. So beta testers should keep an eye out for changes, and it’s too early to have discovered any yet. We’ll update this article as soon as we know what’s new and different in iOS 15.6.
How to get the beta version of iOS 15.6
To download iOS 15.6 beta, go to beta.apple.com on the device you want to run the beta operating system on. Sign up for the beta, then download the profile.
Once you have the profile, go to Settings > General > VPN and device management to activate the profile, which requires a restart of your iPhone or iPad. Once it has restarted and the profile is activated, go to General > Software update to download and install iOS/iPadOS 15.6 beta.
Registered developers can download the beta developer profile by visiting developer.apple.com/download on the device they want to install the beta on.