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Apple’s iOS 15.2 update introduces Apple Music Voice Plan, new App Privacy Report, Digital Legacy, and more

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Apple released iOS 15.2 to the public on 13 December. The update brings us Apple’s new Apple Music Voice Plan along with several new privacy features.

Apple Music Voice Plan

Apple Music voice-only plan is a new voice plan subscription service that gives you access to all songs, playlists, and stations in Apple Music using Siri. The voice plan will suit you if you like Apple music but find you only use it with Siri and you don’t need to create playlists or keep your music in a library.

Just ask Siri suggests music depending on your likes or dislikes. Play it again lets you access a list of your recently played music. To subscribe to the voice-only plan, first update your software by going to Settings > General > Software Update, and update to iOS 15.2. Then ask Siri to subscribe to the Apple Music voice-only plan.

The Apple Music voice-only plan will also be really good for owners of the Apple HomePod mini. It’s half the price of the full Apple music experience at €4.99 but note, if you already subscribe to Apple Music you also have access to Apple Music voice-only already.

Other notables from the 15.2 software update include:

Privacy

  • App Privacy Report in Settings lets you see how often apps have accessed your location, photos, camera, microphone, contacts and more during the last seven days, as well as their network activity.

Messages

  • Communication safety setting gives parents the ability to enable warnings for children when they receive or send photos that contain nudity.
  • Safety warnings contain helpful resources for children when they receive photos that contain nudity.

Siri and Search

  • Expanded guidance in Siri, Spotlight, and Safari Search to help children and parents stay safe online and get help with unsafe situations.

Apple ID

  • Digital Legacy allows you to designate people as Legacy Contacts so they can access your iCloud account and personal information in the event of your death. You can add a Legacy Contact from your iPhone by opening the Settings app > [Your Name] > Password and Security. From there, under Legacy Contact, you’ll have the options and be able to follow the instructions to add a Legacy Contact.