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iOS 15.6 RC 2 and iPadOS 15.6 RC 2 now available to developers

Published Jul 15th, 2022 1:29PM EDT
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Apple rolled out iOS 15.6 RC 2 and iPadOS 15.6 RC 2 on Friday, July 15th.

Apple doesn’t usually seed two release candidate builds, which means there was probably a serious bug in the first. Be sure to download this update if you installed RC 1.

These are the release candidate builds, which means the full public release is likely just days away. We suspect that iOS 15.6 will be the last major update for iOS 15, given that iOS 16 will debut alongside the iPhone 14 this fall. If you can’t wait to see what iOS 16 has to offer, you can download the iOS 16 public beta right now as well.

What’s new in iOS 15.6 RC 2?

Here’s the full list of changes in iOS 15.6 that Apple shared in the release notes:

  • TV app adds the option to restart a live sports game already in progress and pause, rewind, or fast-forward;
  • Fixes an issue where Settings may continue to display that device storage is full even if it is available;
  • Fixes an issue that may cause braille devices to slow down or stop responding when navigating text in Mail;
  • Fixes an issue in Safari where a tab may revert back to a previous page.
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Apple iPhone 13 apps. Image source: Christian de Looper for BGR

Which devices work with the new update?

iOS 15.6 RC 2 is now available to developers, as is iPadOS 15.6 RC 2.

If you want to know whether or not your device is compatible with iOS 15 or iPadOS 15, we put together a full list below containing every supported device. If your device is on the list and you have a developer account, you’re good to go:

  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone SE (1st generation)
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation)
  • iPhone SE (3rd generation)
  • iPod touch (7th generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (1st generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st generation)
  • iPad Pro 10.5-inch
  • iPad Pro 9.7-inch
  • iPad (7th generation)
  • iPad (6th generation)
  • iPad (5th generation)
  • iPad mini (5th generation)
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad Air (3rd generation)
  • iPad Air 2

How to download and install iOS 15.6 RC 2

As you all know by now, installing the latest iOS or iPadOS beta on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch could not be easier. Just navigate to Settings > General > Software Update and then tap “Download and Install” at the bottom of that page.

If you want, you can also install the update through iTunes by connecting your iOS device to your computer. Whichever method you choose, just make sure to back up your device before installing the update. You can never be too careful!

iOS 15 news: For more coverage on iPhone updates, visit our iOS 15 guide.

Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.