Release Candidate 2 of iOS 15.6, iPadOS 15.6, Issued for Testing
Release Candidate 2 of iOS 15.6 and iPadOS 15.6 are now available to beta testers, along with the first Release Candidate build of macOS Monterey 12.5.
Release Candidate builds are typically the final version of beta software that then gets finalized and released to the general public, so this suggests that iOS 15.6, iPadOS 15.6, and macOS Monterey 12.5 are likely to be released perhaps as soon as the coming week.
No major features or changes are expected in the builds, meaning iOS 15.6, iPadOS 15.6, and macOS Monterey 12.5 are probably bug fix updates that also include security enhancements.
Most beta testers are probably running the separate beta builds of iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS Ventura 13, but for those who are running betas for the current generation operating systems, you’ll find the release candidate builds available now through the respective software update mechanisms.
For MacOS, go to > System Preferences > Software Update.
For iOS and iPadOS, go to Settings > General > Software Update.
Currently, the most recent stable versions of system software are macOS Monterey 12.4, iOS 15.5, and iPadOS 15.5.
iOS 15.6 Release Notes
Release notes accompanying the RC 2 build of iOS 15.6 are as follows:
iOS 15.6 includes enhancements, bug fixes and security updates.
-TV app adds the option to restart a live sports game already in-progress and pause, rewind, or fast-forward
– Fixes an issue where Settings may continue to display that device storage is full even if it is available
– Fixes an issue that may cause braille devices to slow down or stop responding when navigating text in Mail
– Fixes an issue in Safari where a tab may revert back to a previous page