Apple releases the first public iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 betas


Apple announced iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 at WWDC last month and has seeded pre-release versions to developers. iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 public beta programmes are now active.

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If you have a compatible iPhone or iPad, you may enrol it in the beta programme and receive the first public beta build via an over-the-air software update later today. From then on, you’ll get public beta updates until the autumn release. After installing it, you’ll be off beta.

Since this is the first public beta, don’t anticipate perfection. It may have troubles and glitches, so don’t use it on your main phone or tablet.


iOS 16’s lock screen may be personalised with backgrounds, clocks, and widgets, and notifications now scroll down. Multiple lock screens support Focus modes.

SharePlay is no longer confined to FaceTime, so you may utilise Messages to chat with individuals you’re sharing content with. FaceTime conversations may be transferred between devices, and the Health app can track your medication if you want it to.

The iPad receives a Weather app and a multitasking feature called Stage Manager.


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