iOS 15 beta 6 raises Safari address bar, drops SharePlay

Apple, iOS

Apple has released a new iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 betas. With the sixth version of the software answering complaints about the Safari address bar. It also confirms that SharePlay, a new feature announced at WWDC 2021.

Has not only been removed from the beta but will not be present initially in the final iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 versions. SharePlay was to be a key feature of Apple’s upgraded messaging suite, and part of FaceTime. Users of iOS 15 would be able to simultaneously watch movies and TV shows within FaceTime calls, and listen to the same music as well.

SharePlay has been disabled for use in the developer beta 6 versions of iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and tvOS 15. And will be disabled in the upcoming beta 6 release of macOS.

The new beta 6 is that one of the persistent complaints about the updated Safari for mobile has been addressed. Apple’s decision to move the address bar to the bottom of the screen met with a considerable push-back.

The bottom tab bar has been redesigned to appear below the page content. Apple says of iOS and iPadOS 15 beta 6. An option to show the address bar at the top is also available.

Currently, the public beta of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 are on version 5. It doesn’t cost anything to join Apple’s public beta program, though there are warnings not to install the software on a primary device since it may contain bugs and errors still.