Everything New in iOS 16.2 Beta 2: 5G in India, Medication Widget and More

Apple today released the second betas of iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 to developers for testing purposes, with the update tweaking some features and addressing some bugs that were discovered in the first beta.

iOS 16
We've outlined all of the changes found in the second betas of iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 in this article.

Lock Screen Camera Bug Fix

Apple has fixed an annoying bug that did not allow you to exit out of the Lock Screen camera with a swipe. The swipe gesture has been re-enabled, so it is no longer necessary to lock the iPhone to get out of the Camera interface if it is accessed from the Lock Screen.

5G Connectivity in India

The second beta of iOS 16.2 adds 5G support in India for select carriers including Airtel and Jio. Users in India who are running the beta and who use supported carriers can connect to 5G networks.

Medication Widget

The first beta of iOS 16.2 added a Sleep widget, and the second beta adds a Medication widget. There are two options, one that is a single pill icon and a second that lets you know when you need to take a medication. It will alert you if all your medications are logged or if you have no more medications for the day.

medication widget ios 16 2

More Features

Know of an iOS 16.2 beta 2 feature we left out? Let us know in the comments below.

Related Forum: iOS 16

Top Rated Comments

840quadra Avatar
19 months ago

At least twice with 16.1, my iPhone 14 PM has somehow activated the Lock Screen camera while in my pocket. This is discovered when my leg starts to heat up.
One of the BIGGEST reasons I miss 3D Touch. I have somehow activated my flashlight while the phone is in my pocket too.

3D Touch wasn't perfect, but the touch + Force required to do those types of activations was a nice benefit.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
19 months ago
I hope the battery life has been improved with iOS 16.2.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
srbNYC Avatar
19 months ago

Help me understand what the problem is so I can see if I can duplicate it.
If you activated the camera from the lock or home screen (button or swipe ), you couldn't close it without turning your screen off and back on. Swipe didn't do anything. Fixed with new beta.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WorldIRC Avatar
19 months ago
It would be great if the Medication App / Widget could handle inventory levels / refill reminders too.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mansplains Avatar
19 months ago

One of the BIGGEST reasons I miss 3D Touch. I have somehow activated my flashlight while the phone is in my pocket too.

3D Touch wasn't perfect, but the touch + Force required to do those types of activations was a nice benefit.
3D Touch was also far better for keyboard functions like text selection and moving the cursor. Tapping and holding the spacebar isn't a worthy substitute, there's a delay before reverting to the keyboard. So I've had times where I move the cursor and try typing but have to wait a millisecond.

I don't know if it was iOS 15 or earlier when I noticed, but tapping where I want to place my cursor works half of the time. Especially with line breaks, I'll try selecting line breaks and it selects the lines with text instead. Or when I want to hit the middle of a word to fix a typo, instead it goes to the end of a word.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
svish Avatar
19 months ago
Good to see that 5G is now enabled on iPhones in India.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

Delta Feature

Delta Game Emulator Now Available From App Store on iPhone

Wednesday April 17, 2024 9:58 am PDT by
Game emulator apps have come and gone since Apple announced App Store support for them on April 5, but now popular game emulator Delta from developer Riley Testut is available for download. Testut is known as the developer behind GBA4iOS, an open-source emulator that was available for a brief time more than a decade ago. GBA4iOS led to Delta, an emulator that has been available outside of...
iOS NES Emulator Bimmy Feature

NES Emulator for iPhone and iPad Now Available on App Store [Removed]

Tuesday April 16, 2024 11:33 am PDT by
The first approved Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) emulator for the iPhone and iPad was made available on the App Store today following Apple's rule change. The emulator is called Bimmy, and it was developed by Tom Salvo. On the App Store, Bimmy is described as a tool for testing and playing public domain/"homebrew" games created for the NES, but the app allows you to load ROMs for any...
iPhone 15 Pro Action Button Translate

All iPhone 16 Models to Feature Action Button, But Usefulness Debated

Tuesday April 16, 2024 6:54 am PDT by
Last September, Apple's iPhone 15 Pro models debuted with a new customizable Action button, offering faster access to a handful of functions, as well as the ability to assign Shortcuts. Apple is poised to include the feature on all upcoming iPhone 16 models, so we asked iPhone 15 Pro users what their experience has been with the additional button so far. The Action button replaces the switch ...
maxresdefault

Hands-On With the New App Store Delta Game Emulator

Wednesday April 17, 2024 12:19 pm PDT by
A decade ago, developer Riley Testut released the GBA4iOS emulator for iOS, and since it was against the rules at the time, Apple put a stop to downloads. Emulators have been a violation of the App Store rules for years, but that changed on April 5 when Apple suddenly reversed course and said that it was allowing retro game emulators on the App Store. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel ...
iOS 18 Siri Integrated Feature

iOS 18 Will Add These New Features to Your iPhone

Friday April 12, 2024 11:11 am PDT by
iOS 18 is expected to be the "biggest" update in the iPhone's history. Below, we recap rumored features and changes for the iPhone. iOS 18 is rumored to include new generative AI features for Siri and many apps, and Apple plans to add RCS support to the Messages app for an improved texting experience between iPhones and Android devices. The update is also expected to introduce a more...