Apple is releasing iOS 15.6 beta 5 to developers a week after its fourth beta. This update comes two weeks after Apple also seeded the second beta of iOS 16, the next milestone of the company’s operating system for the iPhone. Apple is also making available the fifth beta of iPadOS 15.6, watchOS 8.7, and tvOS 15.6.

Today’s build of iOS 15.6 beta 4 is 19G5063a. Different from past iOS 15 updates, Apple hasn’t made available any important features so far. This will likely be the latest iOS 15 major update before the release of iOS 16 later in the fall.

Here’s what Apple announced with iOS 15.5 in May:

  • Wallet now enables Apple Cash customers to send and request money from their Apple Cash card
  • Apple Podcasts includes a new setting to limit episodes stored on your iPhone and automatically delete older ones
  • Fixes an issue where home automation, triggered by people arriving or leaving, may fail.

Alongside iOS 15.6 beta 5, Apple is also seeding iPadOS 15.6 beta 5, watchOS 8.7 beta 5, and tvOS 15.6 beta 5 to developers. HomePod 15.6 beta 5, on the other hand, is available for a small number of testers since it’s private.

With Apple just previewing iOS 16iPadOS 16macOS 13 VenturawatchOS 9, and tvOS 16, people’s focus is on these new operating systems, expected to launch later this fall. Apple is bringing continuity features across these systems. iOS 16 has a new Lock Screen, iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura bring new multitasking capabilities, watchOS 9 is revamping Watch Faces, and tvOS 16 was nearly forgotten by Apple.

If you spot any changes in iOS 15.6 or the other betas from Apple today, let us know in the comments below or on Twitter @9to5Mac. Stay tuned for our full hands-on coverage with the releases right here at 9to5Mac if we find anything new. 

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