Apple Seeds First Betas of iOS 16.3 and iPadOS 16.3 to Developers

Apple today seeded the first betas of upcoming iOS 16.3 and iPadOS 16.3 updates to developers for testing purposes, with the new betas coming one day after the launch of iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2.

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Registered developers can download the iOS 16‌.3 and iPadOS 16.3 profiles from the Apple Developer Center, and once installed, the beta will be available over the air.

There is no word yet on what's included in the betas, but it is possible that this is an emoji update as Apple has not introduced new emoji for some time. When we install the update and find out what Apple has added, we'll update this article.

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Top Rated Comments

Realityck Avatar
21 months ago
Released today

* iOS 16.3 beta (20D5024e) - December 14, 2022
* iPadOS 16.3 beta (20D5024e) - December 14, 2022
* macOS 13.2 beta (22D5027d) - December 14, 2022
* watchOS 9.3 beta (20S5626e) - December 14, 2022
* tvOS 16.3 beta (20K5626c) - December 14, 2022

There are no new release notes for this beta software update. (iOS16.3 and iPadOS 16.3 notes)
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
21 months ago
Wow! Excellent! Loving iOS 16.2. It is blazing fast. What's more to come? iOS 16.3 What a pleasant surprise!

Build #: 20D5024e
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CarAnalogy Avatar
21 months ago

I was figuring there would be an iOS 16.2.1 update next. :rolleyes:
I sure hope there is to remove this advertising in the Apple TV app. I hope I’m not the only one livid about this and sending Apple feedback. I mean the entire page is an advertisement with one thin strip of what I was actually watching.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sniffies Avatar
21 months ago
Probably to be released around March.

And potentially 16.4 shortly before WWDC23.

Then iOS 17 betas!!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JosephAW Avatar
21 months ago
I was figuring there would be an iOS 16.2.1 update next. :rolleyes:
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tomtad Avatar
21 months ago
Safari is slower, what the hell!
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)