Apple releases second public betas of iOS 15.2, tvOS 15.2, watchOS 8.3, macOS Monterey 12.1

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A day after the developer betas, Apple has debuted the second public beta versions of iOS 15.2, iPadOS 15.2, tvOS 15.2, watchOS 8.3, and macOS Monterey 12.1.

The public betas should be identical to the developer releases on Tuesday. Members of Apple's public software testing program can acquire the new beta from the appropriate web portal.

There are a number of noteworthy features in the new beta builds, including a communications safety tool designed to detect nudity in Messages sent or received by a child.

The beta also includes a Digital Legacy tool that allows users to grant access to their Apple data to legacy contacts after they die and a new feature meant to ease concerns around AirTag stalking, among other features.

Additionally, Apple says that a future software update will make third-party screen swaps easier on iPhone 13 models. It isn't clear if that software update will end up being iOS 15.2, however.

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.