Apple has just released the third public betas of iOS 16.5 and iPadOS 16.5, giving non-developers a chance to try out the upcoming software before it hits the market. These new betas arrive two weeks after the second public betas, and come on the heels of yesterday’s release to developers.
Users who are enrolled in Apple’s free beta testing program can now access the third public betas of iOS 16.5 and iPadOS 16.5. This release is available to non-developers for testing before its official release. The latest public betas come two weeks after the second public betas, and one day after the release of the beta to developers. To access the beta version, users can navigate to the Settings app, select General, tap on Software Update, choose Beta Updates, and select the iOS 16 Public Beta option.
Indeed, it is evident that the development of iOS 16 is gradually slowing down as Apple gears up for the unveiling of iOS 17, which is expected to be released at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June.
What’s new in iOS 16.5?
iOS 16.5 adds new screen recording commands to Siri, which allows you to start or stop a screen recording using the virtual assistant. The update also adds a dedicated Sports tab to the Apple News app, something that has been highly requested among sports fans in the past.
Additionally, the update is expected to include bug fixes and performance improvements to enhance the overall user experience. As with all beta software, it’s important to note that it may not be completely stable and could potentially cause issues on your device. Therefore, it’s recommended to proceed with caution and back up your device before installing the beta.