Second public betas of iOS 15.5, iPadOS 15.5, macOS 12.4 now available

Second public operating system betas have been released

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Apple has released the second public beta of iOS 15.5, iPadOS 15.5, and macOS 12.4 to members of its public software testing program.

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

Apple hasn't announced any official features for iOS 15.5, iPadOS 15.5, or macOS Monterey 12.4, but some changes were discovered in code. With WWDC right around the corner, Apple will likely stick to minor updates and bug fixes.

The upcoming "Apple Classical" app was referenced in a few spots, suggesting the app may be launching soon. Other known changes include Wi-Fi signal indicators in the Home app when managing a HomePod, as well as Request and Send buttons in Wallet for Apple Pay Cash.

The release notes do warn that anyone taking advantage of Universal Control must update both their iPad and Mac to the new betas for it to work. For example, a Mac running macOS 12.4 will not be able to connect to an iPad running iPadOS 12.4.

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.