Apple Seeds Second Betas of iOS 16.4 and iPadOS 16.4 to Developers

Apple today seeded the second betas of upcoming iOS 16.4 and iPadOS 16.4 updates to developers for testing purposes, with the software coming two weeks after the launch of the first betas.

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Registered developers are able to download the iOS 16.4 and iPadOS 16.4 updates over-the-air after installing the appropriate profile from the Developer Center. Going forward, beta updates will not require a profile and will instead be done directly on device through an Apple ID linked to a developer account. Note: There appears to be an issue with the iOS 16.4 beta 2 update that is preventing some developers from seeing it at the current time.

iOS 16.4 and iPadOS 16.4 add new emoji characters, including shaking head, pink heart, light blue heart, donkey, moose, jellyfish, hyacinth, ginger, black bird, and more. There are 31 new emoji in total, including left and right hand options in several skin tones.

Safari Web Push notifications have been added on the iPhone and iPad, and you can receive them from websites that have been added to the Home Screen on your device. Web Push notifications are identical to the notifications that you get from websites on the Mac, and behave like any other iOS notification.

Third-party browsers like Chrome are now able to let users add websites and websites to the ‌Home Screen‌, and Apple has reintroduced the HomeKit architecture upgrade. There are also changes to Podcasts, minor updates to Apple Music, new options for Shortcuts, and more, with a full list of new features in iOS 16.4 and iPadOS 16.4 available in our features guide.

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Top Rated Comments

xxray Avatar
18 months ago
“I’m not seeing anything on my device.”

Give it a half hour. It’ll come.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
18 months ago
Exactly One year from today! See below. ??

https://www.macrumors.com/2022/02/28/apple-event-invites-could-be-sent-out-tomorrow/

I'm happy Apple released a new iOS 16.4 Beta 2 today. Let's get it! ?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
18 months ago
Released today to devs
iOS 16.4 beta 2 (20E5223e) - February 28, 2023
iPadOS 16.4 beta 2 (20E5223e) - February 28, 2023
macOS 13.3 beta 2 (22E5230e) - February 28, 2023
watchOS 9.4 beta 2 (20T5233d) - February 28, 2023
tvOS 16.4 beta 2 (20L5474e) - February 28, 2023
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
usurffree Avatar
18 months ago

So is the HomeKit architecture working better?
At some point, I really hope they allow us to pick the primary hub device. I have 6 New Homepods, 2 Older Homepods, 11 Minis, and 6 of the newest Apple TV's 128 versions. That's 23 total Apple "hubs" in my home app. It's constantly picking a mini at the far end of the house a majority of the time, but also switches to others that make little sense.(Basement models). I'd love to put the primary living room Apple TV as my hub, it's 4 feet from where the Internet/routers and all the goodies are.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jsamuels Avatar
18 months ago
I have a dev account. Here's what I'm seeing. Maybe it will straighten itself out.


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rjjacobson Avatar
18 months ago

I have a dev account. Here's what I'm seeing. Maybe it will straighten itself out.

I had that message on phone so selected personal user and 5 minute later it works but left as developer on ipad and it also worked 5 minutes later. I am appleseed member for years so I think that is some kind of developer mode anyway it worked.
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