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All the new features in iOS 15 and iPadOS Beta 5

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Apple released its fifth beta of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 to developers, introducing additional tweaks to the new OS that will launch this fall. As we move further into the beta testing process, the changes that are introduced are getting smaller as Apple begins to finalize its design for the update. Today’s beta focuses on small changes and refinements to iOS and iPadOS 15 features.

Weather App Icon

The design of the Weather App Icon has been tweaked slightly, it is a darker blue than the prior version.

weather app icon ios 15

Safari Reload Icon


In Safari, when the address bar is collapsed while in the full web page view, the reload icon has been removed from the URL bar. The reload icon still shows in the standard view.

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In the prior beta, the reload icon is shown in different views that are shown in the screenshot above, in the current beta, it appears only in the standard view.

iPadOS 15 Safari

In iPadOS 15, the current beta changes the shading of the tab interface in Safari in an effort to make it more clear which tab is the active tab. gif maker 1

iPadOS 15 Home Screen Setting

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In the settings app under the Home Screen and Dock, now there is an option on the iPad to use large icons.

ipados 15 use large icons

With this feature enabled, icons take up more space than usual on the screen so now there is a lesser empty area, and it is also easier to tap on the app icon that you need.

ipados 15 large icons

Control Center Camera Icon

Apple in an earlier beta refined the icon for the Camera app, and in iOS 15 beta 5, the camera icon in the Control Center is using the newly updated icon rather than the old icon.

control center camera icon ios 15

Coming to the design, the new icon does away with the shutter button.

ios 15 lock screen camera icon

Control Center Sound Recognition Icon

Apple has also changed the icon for the Sound Recognition Feature in the Control Center. It was previously a sound wave in a square, but it is now a sound wave with a little magnifying glass search icon.

sound recognition icon

iPhone Power Off

While switching your iPhone off, now there is a tappable warning which allows the iPhone to will remain findable even after it’s turned off. When you tap on it, there is now an option to “Temporarily Turn off Finding.”

iphone power off find my

Splash Screens

Apple has added new splash screens with feature descriptions for apps like Photos, Reminders, Home, and Maps.

ios 15 splash screens

Background Sounds

Now there is a new option to turn off Background Sounds when an iPhone is locked, which can be found under Settings > Accessibility > Audio and Visual > Background Sounds.

TestFlight Info in App Store

When you look up an app in the App Store, if you have the TestFlight version installed by a developer, the App Store listing displays the TestFlight version that you have installed and will offer a link to open the TestFlight app.

ios 15 testflight

Legacy Contacts

According to Apple’s release notes for the update, Legacy Contacts has been removed in beta 5 and will be added again in an update that is scheduled for release on a later date.

Apart from this, there is not really much new, iOS 15 was slated to be a big and significant update and it appears to be so, let us know what your favorite part of the update is?

Source: MacRumors

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