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Apple throws open the iOS 15.2 update with App Privacy Report and many more features

We love updates. They make devices work better by fixing bugs and adding new features. They also show the manufacturer’s commitment to the product. Apple, the maker of the popular iPhone, has made the iOS 15.2 update available, and you should be able to snag it for your device.

Highlights include a new addition to the Settings, known as App Privacy Report. This will let you see your data that apps have accessed. Interestingly, the feature reports access by third-party apps and those of Apple, too.

In this update, Apple is also rolling out the Apple Music Voice Plan subscription for just $4.99. It gives users access to more than 90 million songs, numerous playlists, and radio stations. You can access all these through Siri, the digital personal assistant on the iPhone.

Apple is stepping up protection for minors with this update, by introducing a new safety tool for parents. It allows the adults to enable warnings for kids when they receive or send nude photos. The image will be blurred if the OS detects tags that contain explicit words within iMessage.

Still in the 15.2 update, Apple has included the Digital Legacy program that allows you to specify who gets access to your data in case you pass away.

To get this new update, go to Settings > General > Software Update.

Note that the update will not be available for everyone at the same time.

The full release note by Apple is reproduced below:

Apple Music Voice Plan

  • Apple Music Voice Plan is a new subscription tier that gives you access to all songs, playlists, and stations in Apple Music using Siri
  • Just Ask Siri suggests music based on your listening history and likes or dislikes
  • Play it Again lets you access a list of your recently played music

Privacy

  • App Privacy Report in Settings lets you 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

Messages

  • Communication safety setting gives parents the ability to enable warnings for children when they receive or send photos that contain nudity
  • Safety warnings contain helpful resources for children when they receive photos that contain nudity

Siri and Search

  • Expanded guidance in Siri, Spotlight, and Safari Search to help children and parents stay safe online and get help with unsafe situations

Apple ID

  • 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

Camera

  • Macro photo control for switching to the Ultra Wide lens to capture macro photos and videos can be enabled in Settings on iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max

TV app

  • Store tab lets you browse, buy, and rent movies and TV Shows all in one place

CarPlay

  • Enhanced city map in Apple Maps with road details like turn lanes, medians, bike lanes, and pedestrian crosswalks for supported cities

This release also includes the following enhancements for your iPhone:

  • Hide My Email is available in the Mail app for iCloud+ subscribers to create unique, random email addresses
  • Find My can locate iPhone for up to five hours when in Power Reserve
  • Stocks allows you to view the currency for a ticker and see year-to-date performance when viewing charts
  • Reminders and Notes now allow you to delete or rename tags

This release also includes bug fixes for your iPhone:

  • Siri may not respond while VoiceOver is running and iPhone is locked
  • ProRAW photos may appear overexposed when viewing in third-party photo editing apps
  • HomeKit scenes that include a garage door may not run from CarPlay when your iPhone is locked
  • CarPlay may not update Now Playing information for certain apps
  • Video streaming apps may not load content on iPhone 13 models
  • Calendar events may appear on the wrong day for Microsoft Exchange users

Written by HackerVibes

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