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iOS 15.2 Should I Update? – Here are the pros and cons

Is it finally time to call iOS 15 fixed? Here's what we think
Last Updated on December 1, 2023
iOS 15.2 Should I Update?
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iOS 15 had a sketchy launch, with the iOS 15.1 beta dropping shortly after to re-introduce cut content such as SharePlay to calm the masses. It’s understandable that people may want to hold off until all bugs and fixes have been identified, which is wise. However, by not being on the latest iOS 15.2 update you are potentially opening yourself up to security risks too.

Keeping kids safe is a key feature in iOS 15.2. Credit: Apple

We’re not saying you will instantly have your bank balance emptied, but updates also provide security fixes and patches for exploitable holes in iOS operating system code. The good news is nothing major has been reported as of yet, but there’s still time for issues to come up. Here’s what’s been fixed in iOS 15.2:

iOS 15.2 Bug Fixes

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

For our full iOS 15.2 Bug Fixes article, click here. iOS 15.2 is building on the stability improvements of iOS 15.1 whilst adding a number of new features in the name of accessibility and privacy.

Siri now supports Apple Musics Voice Plan better than ever before. Credit: Apple

iOS 15.2 Features

There are quite a few updates to iOS 15.2 that should sway you to update as soon as possible. Here’s a quick rundown of iOS 15.2 latest features. Looking for a full breakdown? Click here for our full iOS 15.2 Features article.

  • Communication Safety
  • App Privacy Report
  • Emergency SOS
  • Apple Music Voice Plan Integration
  • Legacy Contacts
  • Find My Lost Item Scanning And Battery Reserve Features
  • Apple TV App
  • Hide E-Mail Address In Mail App
  • Display Repair Restriction Changes
  • Macro Mode Toggle
  • Notification Summary
  • Music App Playlist Search
  • ICloud Private Relay
  • Reminders And Notes
  • CarPlay
  • Stocks App
  • Siri Commands

Overall, we’d be happy to recommend iPhone and iPad users to get iOS 15.2 as soon as possible. There are no signs of any major issues with the update and it brings a plethora of useful features for many. For all the latest on iOS, make sure to bookmark and check out our iOS and News hubs.

Christian 'Reggie' Waits' is a contributor to PC Guide, having written a wide array of how to and buying guide content.