After the introduction of iOS 15.4 in March, Apple is now working on an upcoming version of iOS 15. The company has released iOS 15.5 beta 4 to registered developers worldwide. iOS 15.5 could possibly be the last major update to iOS 15 — as announced by the company at WWDC22. As a result, Apple is turning its attention to iOS 16 at this stage. iOS 15.4 introduced a slew of new additions, including new emoji, Face ID support when a mask is applied, and more. As expected, iOS 15.5 is not as rich as this version is possibly fixing leftover bugs and making final changes. Here’s everything new in the iOS 15.5 beta.
What’s new in iOS 15.5 beta 4?
We haven’t been able to identify any visible changes in iOS 15.5 beta 4 so far. We’ll update this article if we spot any visible features in this build. In the meantime, you can take a look at Apple’s official release notes – where the company has uncovered some known bugs and fixes.
More Under-the-hood Tweaks
Changes in iOS 15.4 beta 3: This update consists mostly of minor text changes. Apple changed “people using Apple devices” to “contacts using iMessage”. Minor changes or could it be related to recent EU regulation? iMessage Coming to Android? pic.twitter.com/xoKqT8UaUv
— Steve Moser (@SteveMoser) April 26, 2022
Steve Moser Several internal changes are revealed by Apple in iOS 15.5. It appears that none of them are important, though.
weather app changes
iOS 15.5 Beta 2 Adds One More Major report an issue button at the bottom of the Weather app. This allows you to improve weather services by describing the actual conditions of your location if the conditions provided are not accurate.
Changes in iOS 15.5 beta 2 (19F5057e): New image for Apple Account balance card (rebranded iTunes Pass). “Pay, shop online, or buy apps, subscriptions, and other services with your iPhone in the Apple Store” pic.twitter.com/cKVIWqNEVw
— Steve Moser (@SteveMoser) April 19, 2022
As Steve Moser Shared on Twitter, iOS 15.5 beta 2 changes some of the words included in the system. They are mostly under-the-hood changes that do not bring any noticeable improvement or change to the table.
The first beta of iOS 15.5 focuses mostly on under-the-hood changes and builds for upcoming features.
Apple Classic Reference
We’ve been hearing about Apple’s anticipated classical music streaming app for a while now. The company acquired Primephonic last year, spun off it, and has promised to release a standalone music app that revolves around the classical genre. iOS 15.5 beta 1 includes references to this app, as highlighted in the tweet below.
Apple Classical Reference in the Music app. “open in Apple Classical” “Open it in the new app designed for classical music.” “A Shortcut to the Apple Classic” pic.twitter.com/1KgTxbOTmK
— Steve Moser (@SteveMoser) April 5, 2022
apple cash button
The Wallet app now has two new buttons under Apple Cash Card. These allow you to quickly request or send money through an Apple Cash card.
universal control limits
Apple mentions in its release notes that Universal Controls on iPadOS 15.5 beta 1 is incompatible with macOS Monterey 12.3. To use this Continuity feature, you’ll need to update your Mac to macOS 12.4 beta 1 or downgrade your iPad to iOS 15.4.
Are you testing iOS 15.5 beta on your iPhone, or do you prefer to stick to the stable build? Let us know in the comments section below.