Recently, the leading tech giant – Apple, released the 3rd version of iOS 15 beta. There are several insights for the developers’ community to look out for. After the announcement of iOS 15 in Apple’s WWDC 2021, developers were eagerly waiting for the beta versions to test new features.
In this post, you will get to know about the new functionalities and modifications done with iOS 15 beta 2. Let’s get started:
#1 Simplicity With Safari Browsing
Safari OS got an enticing turnover after the release of new features in the previous year’s Apple WWDC 2020 keynote event. iOS 15 beta 3 version brought the following modifications with Safari browsing:
– Safari browser now has the address bar placed above the keyboard through which users can type URLs. Before, it was placed on top of the screen.
– A new reload feature is available to the quick actions menu, which comes up after the long-press on the address bar while browsing a tab. The feature is also available in the address bar for frequent refreshes of the tabs.
#2 Ease Of ‘Resetting’
Previously in iOS 14, there was only a single ‘Reset’ option available in the General settings category. Now, it provides the ‘Transfer or Reset iPhone’ option that will take the user to choose between reset the mobile phone completely or transfer the complete data to a new iPhone while resetting everything from the current one.
However, if the users need to choose from traditional reset options, they can simply click on the ‘Reset’ button at the bottom. It will take them to reset network settings, home screen layout, keyboard dictionary, and location/privacy.
#3 Focusing On ‘Focus Mode’
Another big feature released with iOS 15 is ‘Focus Mode’. Its purpose is to highlight the contact person whom you whitelisted manually. When you switch on this feature, it will give you details of interaction with whitelisted contacts, including messages, calls, and their timings.
The previous Focus feature is removed from the Settings, as it was previously dividing into Focus Status and Phone Calls. This brings more mindfulness for the users to have in-depth tracking of specified contacts.
#4 Revamped Apple Music
iOS 15 beta 3 also modified the Apple Music widget. It has got a new ‘Paused’ label to check whether the music is playing or being paused. Moreover, the color of the label will keep changing along with the change of music or song. Before, there was an album art which is used to stay up behind the currently playing song.
Another addition to the Apple Music feature list is ‘Remove from Playlist’, which is available in the quick actions menu. Users can delete a particular song by long-pressing it, and then selecting the Remove from Playlist option from the menu. The Splash Screen of Apple Music also allows users to choose from Made For You, Lyrics Sharing, and City Charts.
#5 New Splash Screen Of App Store
Apple App Store has now an enticing Splash Screen in the iOS 15 beta 3 version. It enables users to explore several features that came with the release of iOS 15 in WWDc 2021 Apple live updates.
– Safari Extensions: Users can find plenty of extensions in the new Safari Extensions category.
– In-App Events: Exploring the new events from the latest apps or games, to be launched on the App Store, becomes easy.
– App Store Widget: Users will get the latest news through notifications from the App Store Home Screen.
All these features in iOS 15 beta 3 will be a huge addition for the iOS app development communities across the globe. Apart from the previous versions, they can explore and test more functionalities with this version release.
How To Install iOS 15 Beta 3
#1 Developers Running iOS 15 Beta 2
Developers first need to install the iOS 15 Developer Configuration profile on their device. If they already have it, just follow these steps
Go to – Settings -> General -> Software Update. Click on the Download and Install option, choose ‘Agree with Apple’s Terms’, and then enter your Passcode. After that, the process will remain the same as of usual iOS software update.
#2 Users Running iOS 14.6 or Earlier
Developers need to sign up on Apple’s Beta Software Program, available on their website. Then they need to download the iOS 15 Public Beta profile, follow the installation process, restart the iPhone device, and then follow the steps available in the very 1st pointer.
Apple always has something new for their developer communities. Like the recent iOS 15 beta 3 versions, the company gave the opportunity to millions of iOS developers to come up with new testing results for optimized functions of the latest iOS. Meanwhile, stay tuned for more news and releases from the tech giants!