Apple is expected to unveil iOS 16 at WWDC in June, and beta testing is likely to begin right away for developers, with a public beta arriving a few weeks later Update 5/31/22: The second beta of iOS 15.6 is now available for developers. The second public beta is expected within the next day or so. So far, there haven’t been any significant new features discovered in the iOS 15.6 beta. It’s possible that this release will focus entirely on bug fixes and security updates, though it might also be laying some under-the-hood groundwork for new features or services that will be announced at WWDC on June 6–features or services that will not be exclusive to iOS 16.
Although iOS 16 will be released in a few weeks, Apple is currently working on iOS 15. Apple began beta testing iOS 15.6 iPadOS 15.6 just days after iOS 15.5 was released. The developer beta was released on May 18, followed by the public beta the next day.
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In order to download the iOS 15.6 beta, head over to beta.apple.com on the device upon which you wish to run the beta OS. Register for the beta, then download the profile. After you’ve got the profile, head to Settings > General > VPN and Device Management to activate the profile, which requires restarting your iPhone or iPad. Once it has restarted and the profile is activated, go to General > Software Update to download and install the iOS/iPadOS 15.6 beta.