iOS 15.1 Beta - New Features
iOS 15.1 beta release notes can be found here, but one of the biggest new iOS 15.1 features is SharePlay. Although Apple warned us this would happen, SharePlay sadly didn’t drop with the final release of iOS 15 yesterday so this new beta is your chance to play around with it. SharePlay allows users to share video and audio with their FaceTime chat, it’s a great feature that would have been welcome at the height of the global pandemic but a great addition nonetheless.
Other than SharePlay, iOS 15.1 beta download doesn’t offer consumers much more, bar fixing SwiftUI becoming unresponsive after using the iPad pointer. This really does look like an excuse to get SharePlay onto people’s devices earlier than the full-fat release expected this fall. iPadOS 51.1 and tvOS 15.1 betas have also dropped with SharePlay support. WatchOS 8.1 beta is also in the hands of developers.
iOS 15.1 Beta Download - How Do I Get It?
The process for downloading the iOS 15.1 Beta couldn’t be easier. Follow the steps below to get the latest iOS 15.1 Beta Download pushed to your iPhone:
Check Your iPhone
Once you’ve registered, you should receive a notification on your iPhone stating ‘iOS 15.1 Beta is available, or words to that effect. Tap the notification, or if you haven’t had one, go to Settings > General > Software Update and check if it’s landed. Restart your handset and give it a few minutes if not.