iOS 15 beta 6 raises Safari address bar, drops SharePlay

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iOS 15 beta 6 raises Safari address bar, drops SharePlay

Apple has released a new iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 betas, with the sixth version of the software answering the Safari address bar complaints. However, it also confirms that SharePlay, a replacement feature announced at WWDC 2021, has not only been far away from the beta but won’t be present initially within the final iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 versions this fall.

SharePlay was a key feature of Apple’s upgraded messaging suite and a part of FaceTime. With it, iOS 15 would be ready to simultaneously watch movies and television shows within FaceTime calls and hear equivalent music.

Synchronized playback would mean that everyone watching would be unified by paying, rewinding, fast-forwarding, or skipping between scenes. Volume control would dynamically adjust so that you’ll still hear group conversations over the media, and for music, there’d be a shared queue that anybody on the decision could increase. Screen-sharing would even be supported.

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Now, though, Apple has confirmed that we’ll need to wait for a touch longer for all that. “SharePlay has been disabled to be used within the developer beta 6 versions of iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and tvOS 15, and can be disabled within the upcoming beta 6 release of macOS Monterey,” the corporate said. “SharePlay also will be disabled to be used in their initial releases the autumn .”

Instead, we’ll need to wait longer for the feature to be added back in. “SharePlay are going to be enabled to be used again in future developer beta releases and can launch to the general public in software updates later this fall.” Developers eager to bake SharePlay support into their apps can access a special development profile, albeit the feature won’t be available for users initially.

That’s the downside. The upside to the current new beta 6 is that one of the persistent complaints about the updated Safari for mobile has been addressed. Apple’s decision to maneuver the address bar to the rock bottom of the screen met with considerable push-back, sufficient it seems to prompt a choice over where it’s located.

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“The bottom tab bar has been redesigned to seem below page content,” Apple says of iOS and iPadOS 15 beta 6. “An choice to show the address bar at the highest is additionally available.”

Currently, the available public beta of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 are on version 5. It doesn’t cost anything to hitch Apple’s public beta program, though there are warnings not to install the software on a primary device since it will still contain bugs and errors. Likely, the changes we’re seeing within the beta 6 for developers released today will be reflected soon during a new public beta 6 in roughly a week.

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