Apple Seeds Fourth Betas of iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 [Update: Public Beta Available]

Apple today seeded the fourth betas of upcoming iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 updates to developers for testing purposes, with the betas coming two weeks after Apple seeded the third betas of iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2.

iOS 16
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, there are changes to always on display on the iPhone 14 Pro, 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.

Related Roundups: iOS 16, iPadOS 16
Related Forum: iOS 16

Top Rated Comments

madmin Avatar
8 weeks ago
Give me all your loving, all your bugs & kisses too
Installin' every beta, don't let up until we're through
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
8 weeks ago
As predicted here is round four of the latest betas. Last year was Dec 1st also. Downloading iPadOS beta 4 currently.

released today

* iOS 16.2 beta 4 (20C5058d) - December 1, 2022
* iPadOS 16.2 beta 4 (20C5058d) - December 1, 2022
* macOS 13.1 beta 4 (22C5059b) - December 1, 2022
* watchOS 9.2 beta 4 (20S5357b) - December 1, 2022
* tvOS 16.2 beta 4 (20K5357b) - December 1, 2022
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
8 weeks ago
[SPOILER="iOS & iPadOS 16.2 Beta 4 Release Notes"]
[HEADING=2]Stage Manager[/HEADING]
[HEADING=3]Resolved in iOS & iPadOS 16.2 beta 4[/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]
Not much in dev notes
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
8 weeks ago
Finally, it's here. Very nice! One step closer before this year ends. Let's goo!
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
8 weeks ago

Hopefully the final release comes soon.
Monday Dec 12th, like the last 2 years (13th/14th)
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MrRom92 Avatar
8 weeks ago
I’m waiting for 16.2.1
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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