Apple Seeds Fourth Betas of iOS 16.5 and iPadOS 16.5 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

Apple today seeded the fourth betas of upcoming iOS 16.5 and iPadOS 16.5 updates to developers for testing purposes, with the software coming a week after the launch of the third 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.

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

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TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
5 weeks ago
Hopefully, the Home Screen Widgets have been fixed. Especially the Weather app with no data.

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Realityck Avatar
5 weeks ago

Does the “a” at the end mean they are RCs?
No they are still Dev seeds
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Lounge vibes 05 Avatar
5 weeks ago

Does the “a” at the end mean they are RCs?
RC builds don’t have a letter at the end at all.
However, an “a” or “b” build usually means that an RC is to quickly follow, usually the following week.
So I would expect RC billeds on the ninth, and an official release on either the 15th or the 16th.
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jjudson Avatar
5 weeks ago

I'm moving to Android...
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redbeard331 Avatar
5 weeks ago
Hopefully they’ve finally fixed the buggy notifications, but most importantly, the Safari freezing in beta 3 has been challenging to deal with, let us know how your battery is faring as well my brothers and sisters. ?
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Realityck Avatar
5 weeks ago
Released today

* iOS 16.5 beta 4 (20F5059a) - May 2, 2023
* iPadOS 16.5 beta 4 (20F5059a) - May 2, 2023
* macOS 13.4 beta 4 (22F5059b) - May 2, 2023
* watchOS 9.5 beta 4 (20T5560a) - May 2, 2023
* tvOS 16.5 beta 4 (20L5559a) - May 2, 2023

[SPOILER="iOS & iPadOS 16.5 Beta 4 Release Notes"]
[HEADING=2]Home ('')[/HEADING]
[HEADING=3]New Features ('')[/HEADING]

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

[HEADING=3]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)

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