Apple Seeds Sixth Betas of iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

Apple today seeded the sixth betas of upcoming iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 updates to developers for testing purposes, with the updates coming a week after Apple released the fifth developer betas.

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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.

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 iMessages, unsending iMessages, 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.

The fifth beta of iOS 16 added the battery percentage back to the status bar on iPhones that have a notch, plus it introduced new sounds for locating an iPhone via Find My or the Apple Watch.

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

ponzicoinbro Avatar
25 months ago
Two weeks passed already since the last beta?

Where the **** did the last two weeks go?

Why is time passing so fast?

**** my life.

I have to underclock the universe and make it run slower.

Someone please find me the CPU and jumper settings.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kveira88 Avatar
25 months ago

Two weeks passed already since the last beta?

Where the **** did the last two weeks go?

Why is time passing so fast?

**** my life.

I have to underclock the universe and make it run slower.

Someone please find me the CPU and jumper settings.
I think they have switched to the one-week cycle.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MLL63QNA Avatar
25 months ago
Im really sorry buddy that youre hurting so much that you need to thumbs down someones message containing the latest build number.



You need a hug? Im a good hugger.

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Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
25 months ago
Loving these Monday beta releases! Can't believe we're already on Beta 6.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AdamNC Avatar
25 months ago
I have been using Betas for IpadOS, Ios, and Venture. I think these last betas have been very stable compared to last few years. Apple did good in my opinion With all of them this time.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gank41 Avatar
25 months ago

What you mean is the Golden Master, but I doubt that this is gonna be the GM.
No, not the GM, I'm referring to the version that gets pre-installed on Phones after being assembled and loaded up on crates where they sit and wait to be allowed into the country. There's always a version of iOS & iPadOS that gets loaded on the devices before they're technically released. And it has to be done before the GM is released.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)