Public betas for iOS 15 & iPadOS 15 now available

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Apple has released the fifth beta of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 to members of its public software testing program.

The fifth public betas should be essentially the same as the fifth developer betas, which Apple seeded on Tuesday. The builds can be acquired from the Apple Beta Software Program web portal.

The new betas include minor design changes and new splash screens across the operating system. Testflight users will see app information within the App Store and the Weather app icon has been modified.

The controversial CSAM detection software will be included sometime after the new software launches in the fall. Apple hasn't stated when it will include the software during the beta cycle.

AppleInsider, and Apple itself, strongly recommend users don't install the betas on to "mission-critical" or primary devices, as there is the remote possibility of data loss or other issues. Instead, testers should install betas onto secondary or non-essential devices and ensure sufficient backups of important data before updating.