Apple Seeds Second Betas of iOS 16.5 and iPadOS 16.5

Apple today seeded the second betas of upcoming iOS 16.5 and iPadOS 16.5 updates to developers for testing purposes, with the software coming two weeks after the launch of the first betas.

iOS 16
Registered developers can opt in to the betas by opening up the Settings app, going to Software Update, tapping on the "Beta Updates" option and toggling on the iOS 16/iPadOS 16 Developer Beta. Note that an Apple ID associated with a developer account is required to download and install the beta.

iOS 16.5 adds a Sports tab in the Apple News app, making it easier to access sports-focused content. You can choose to follow your favorite teams to get updates on a regular basis. The update also includes a new Siri option for starting a screen recording with a voice command.

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Top Rated Comments

F-Trunks Avatar
17 months ago

Hopefully this update fixes my poor battery on my iPhone 14 pro
hmmm...if you're concerned with battery life you might wanna get out of the betas lol.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
17 months ago
Released today to devs

* iOS 16.5 beta 2 (20F5039e) - April 11, 2023
* iPadOS 16.5 beta 2 (20F5039e) - April 11, 2023
* macOS 13.4 beta 2 (22F5037d) - April 11, 2023
* watchOS 9.5 beta 2 (20T5538d) - April 11, 2023
* tvOS 16.5 beta 2 (20L5538d) - April 11, 2023
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
17 months ago
[SPOILER="iOS & iPadOS 16.5 Beta 2 Release Notes"]
[HEADING=2]Home ('https://developer.apple.com/documentation/ios-ipados-release-notes/ios-ipados-16_5-release-notes#Home')[/HEADING]
[HEADING=3]New Features ('https://developer.apple.com/documentation/ios-ipados-release-notes/ios-ipados-16_5-release-notes#New-Features')[/HEADING]

* A shared administrator in a home is now able to pair and add Matter accessories. (106449382)

[HEADING=3]Resolved Issues ('https://developer.apple.com/documentation/ios-ipados-release-notes/ios-ipados-16_5-release-notes#Resolved-Issues')[/HEADING]

* Fixed: When a manual software update is attempted on a Matter accessory with an available update, Home might not indicate that the update has been requested and continue to indicate an update is available. (104902918)
* Fixed: Accessory paring by shared administrators will fail if Home hubs are running versions prior than tvOS 16.5 beta. (105204882)
* Fixed: Software updates for Matter accessories might be offered again even though the update already completed successfully. (106768113)
* Fixed: Shared administrators aren’t able to pair the first Matter accessory in a Home. (107073942

[/SPOILER]
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheDarkAngel Avatar
17 months ago
Anything on Apple savings yet?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
17 months ago

any improvements that u might have noticed ?
Too soon not installed yet.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jrhop Avatar
17 months ago
Anyone else still able to download developer betas without a developer subscription? Raised a case with Apple support but they had no idea why I can do it, when I shouldn’t be able to.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)