Apple Seeds Third Betas of iOS 16.5 and iPadOS 16.5 to Developers

Apple today seeded the third 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 second 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, and multi-viewing options for sports content.

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iGeneo Avatar
11 months ago

After some thought, and as the weeks passed by, I came to the conclusion that it was pointless and dumb. The amount of people who go out of their way to install dev betas has to be less than 0.01% of iPhone users. So why block us? I’ve been taking time to send very detailed bug reports to Apple for years now, only to be kicked out.
So, you should have the same benefits as those that pay?

Why not wait for the public beta.. thats free
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Realityck Avatar
11 months ago
Here's today's builds

* iOS 16.5 beta 3 (20F5050f) - April 25, 2023
* iPadOS 16.5 beta 3 (20F5050f) - April 25, 2023
* macOS 13.4 beta 3 (22F5049e) - April 25, 2023
* watchOS 9.5 beta 3 (20T5549e) - April 25, 2023
* tvOS 16.5 beta 3 (20L5549e) - April 25, 2023
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Djbencastaneda Avatar
11 months ago

ApplePay later is live
You have a lot of credit cards.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Gator5000e Avatar
11 months ago
I'm not on the Beta program but looking forward to the Sports tab in the news section.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
redbeard331 Avatar
11 months ago

So, you should have the same benefits as those that pay?

Why not wait for the public beta.. thats free
I don’t know if installing buggy software is a benefit? Aren’t actual developers busy working on their apps? Do they even have time to submit bug reports for things that have nothing to do with how an app behaves anyway?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
11 months ago
[SPOILER="iOS & iPadOS 16.5 Beta 3 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]
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