Beta 4 of iOS 15.2 & iPadOS 15.2 Released for Testing
Apple has released the fourth beta versions of iOS 15.2 and iPadOS 15.2 for users enrolled in the beta testing programs for iPhone and iPad system software.
The iOS and iPadOS betas arrive a day after macOS Monterey 12.1 beta 4, which is also available for Mac beta testers.
Presumably iOS 15.2 and iPadOS 15.2 will include bug fixes and enhancements to the operating system, but the beta releases are also working on some additions too.
Beta 4 of iOS 15.2 and iPadOS 15.2 include a few small new features, like App Privacy Report which shows what data apps can access and share, a Legacy Contact feature which allows you to set a contact in the event of your death, the ability to scan for nearby AirTags, some more options for Hide My Email, and a child safety feature for Messages which detects and flags inappropriate material. The latter feature was originally announced as part of a set of controversial surveillance features that were put on the back burner during the initial iOS 15 launch and whose status remains uncertain.
iOS 15.2 beta 4 and iPadOS 15.2 beta 4 builds can be downloaded now from Settings > General > Software Update for all users enrolled in the beta testing programs, whether as a developer or public beta.
The latest non-beta system software versions currently available are iOS 15.1, iPadOS 15.1 for most iPhone and iPad devices, iOS 15.1.1 for iPhone 13 and iPhone 12, and macOS Monterey 12.0.1 for Mac users.