Apple Seeds Third Betas of iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 to Developers

Apple today seeded the third betas of upcoming iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 updates to developers for testing purposes, with the updates coming two weeks after Apple released the second developer beta.

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Registered developers can download the iOS and iPadOS 16 profiles from the Apple Developer Center, and once installed, the betas will be available over the air. Given that this is an early beta that could have bugs, it is best to install iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 on a secondary device.

iOS 16 introduces a revamped Lock Screen that offers a new level of personalization and customization through widgets, a notification redesign, and adjustable fonts and colors for the time. Multiple Lock Screens are supported, similar to watch faces, and can be associated with Focus modes.

Focus is easier to set up than before and more customizable, with Focus filters available to cut out distracting content within apps. The Messages app now features tools for editing a iMessage, unsending an iMessage, and marking messages as unread, plus it supports SharePlay, much like FaceTime.

The Mail app has improved search and tools that include undo send, schedule send, and follow up so you can get a reminder to check up on an email if you haven't gotten a response. Safari supports Shared Tab Groups and Apple is working to replace passwords with Passkeys, a more biometrically secure way to log in to accounts.

iCloud Photo Library allows users to more easily share photos with family members, and Live Text is supported in video. There's a neat new feature for lifting the subject from a background with a tap, which is part of Visual Lookup.

Dictation has improved, Maps now supports multi-stop routing, Apple Pay Later lets you split up purchase payments, and the Home app has been entirely overhauled with a new look. On the iPad, the update adds a new Stage Manager feature for more Mac-like multitasking, but it's limited to M1 iPads.

There are tons of other new features in iOS 16 and iPadOS 16, with a full rundown on everything available in our dedicated roundup.

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Top Rated Comments

SeanSpreadsRumors Avatar
27 months ago

Man Apple products are getting so boring and typical. I've converted a few friends and family to Apple now I'm considering switching to Android and already on PC. Really fascinated in the foldable devices like the Z Fold or the Surface Duo phone. Have the iPhone 13 Pro Max and it is just so boring with it's old design these days with all of the new stuff coming out. Wish I could combine the openness of Android and the easy of use of iOS and connectivity between devices. Most likely will be switching to the Surface Duo when it comes out.
Cool story bro.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Juggernaut99 Avatar
27 months ago

Great:
Awesome battery life! ?
Counterstrike and Doom are running smoothly.
Pictures of my wife are looking sexier than before. ??

Downside:
Still only 24 fps on most movies :mad:
Can confirm, pictures of his/her wife are indeed looking sexier.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sniffies Avatar
27 months ago
Weather lock screen widget has been updated. In previous beta, it showed 79. Now it shows 80.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Motawa Avatar
27 months ago

Still no update for me, 13 Pro.
STILL.. like it has been released for hours. Jesus Christ
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TL24 Avatar
27 months ago

STILL.. like it has been released for hours. Jesus Christ
Lol calm down bro, who hurt you?
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
27 months ago
* iOS 16 beta 3 (20A5312g) - July 6, 2022
* iPadOS 16 beta 3 (20A5312g) - July 6, 2022
* macOS 13 beta 3 (22A5295h) - July 6, 2022
* watchOS 9 beta 3 (20R5316f) - July 6, 2022
* tvOS 16 beta 3 (20J5328g) - July 6, 2022

iPadOS update was 1.27 GB
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)