Apple Seeds Third Betas of iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2

Apple today seeded the third betas of upcoming iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 updates to developers for testing purposes, with the betas coming one week after Apple seeded the second betas of iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2.


Registered developers are able to download the iOS 16‌.2 and iPadOS 16.2 profiles from the Apple Developer Center, and once installed, the beta is available over the air.

iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 include the Freeform app, which can be used for jotting down notes, sketching, drawing, brainstorming ideas, creating mood boards, and more. Multiple people can work on the same Freeform board, with changes synced for all participants in real time.

For the iPad, iPadOS 16.2 brings external display support to the Stage Manager multitasking feature, allowing up to eight apps to be used at once. External display support is available for the M1 and M2 ‌iPad‌ models.

Apple has added a new Home app architecture coming in iOS and iPadOS 16.2, which Apple says is designed to bring faster, more reliable performance, especially in homes with a lot of smart home accessories. The new architecture requires the HomePod 16.2 beta software, and it causes the Home app not to work with devices updated to iOS 16.2, iPadOS 16.2, or macOS Ventura 13.1.

Unintentional Emergency SOS calls can be reported to Apple in iOS 16.2, there's a new Sleep widget, live sports scores are back for the TV app, and more, with full details available in our iOS 16.2 feature guide. iOS 16.2 is expected to see a release in mid-December.

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Top Rated Comments

TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
22 months ago
Hopefully, the stuttering issue has been fixed in this Beta 3. More power to this beta. ?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
22 months ago
Released today

* iOS 16.2 beta 3 (20C5049e) - November 15, 2022
* iPadOS 16.2 beta 3 (20C5049e) - November 15, 2022
* macOS 13.1 beta 3 (22C5050e) - November 15, 2022
* watchOS 9.2 beta 3 (20S5348d) - November 15, 2022
* tvOS 16.2 beta 3 (20K5348d) - November 15, 2022
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bbs008 Avatar
22 months ago
Always on display now lets you turn off wallpaper or notifications or both!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
22 months ago
[SPOILER="iOS & iPadOS 16.2 Beta 3 Release Notes"]
[HEADING=2]Freeform[/HEADING]
[HEADING=3]Known Issues[/HEADING]

* Fixed: Can’t delete boards while offline, or if iCloud data is disabled for Freeform. (100294085)
* Fixed: Adding or removing collaborators can fail while attempting to change share settings. (101186059)

[HEADING=2]Health[/HEADING]
[HEADING=3]Resolved in iOS & iPadOS 16.2 beta 3[/HEADING]

* Fixed the Health data export XML file syntax. (100518194)

[HEADING=2]HealthKit[/HEADING]
[HEADING=3]Resolved in iOS & iPadOS 16.2 beta 3[/HEADING]

* Fixed an issue that caused saving a multi-activity workout to be slow. (95684544)

[HEADING=2]Stage Manager[/HEADING]
[HEADING=3]Known Issues[/HEADING]

* While using Stage Manager with an External Display, dragging a second window to the workspace incorrectly hides the Recent Apps list—shifting all windows in the workspace to the right. (98540114)

[/SPOILER]
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
_Spinn_ Avatar
22 months ago
I’m excited for the Freeform app and the new Home architecture.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Ultracyclist Avatar
22 months ago
iOS is showing up but iPadOS not yet.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)