iOS 16.5 Likely to Be Released Next Week With These Small Changes

Apple will likely release iOS 16.5 to the public next week, based on a protected Twitter account that has shared build numbers for several iOS updates up to a week before they were released. In a tweet today, the account said the upcoming iOS 16.5 Release Candidate for developers will have a build number of 20F65.

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iOS 16.5 has been in beta testing since late March and is shaping up to be a minor software update ahead of Apple announcing iOS 17 at WWDC in June. So far, only two notable features and changes have been discovered for the iPhone, including a Sports tab in the Apple News app and the ability to start a screen recording with Siri.

Sports Tab in Apple News

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Apple has added a Sports tab to the News app on iOS 16.5, giving you easy access to news, scores, and schedules for your favorite teams and leagues. This information was previously available in the Today tab, but it is now featured more prominently as Apple continues to push deeper into sports content across its services.

Screen Recordings via Siri

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A small but convenient feature added with iOS 16.5 is the ability to ask Siri to start a screen recording. You can say "Hey Siri, start a screen recording" to record a video of your iPhone's screen, and ask Siri to stop the recording when desired. You can still start a screen recording via Control Center after enabling the feature in Settings → Control Center.

Related Roundups: iOS 16, iPadOS 16
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Top Rated Comments

TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
3 weeks ago
Really hoping the battery life has been improved. My iPhone 14 Pro Max is struggling to hit even 6 hours from 0-100%.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gank41 Avatar
3 weeks ago
I'm looking forward more towards the Stability than the Changes, this late in the release cycle.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dk001 Avatar
3 weeks ago
Stability ...

That said, this is one of the buggiest betas I have used in a while.

13PM / iPad Pro11
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
metalsiren Avatar
3 weeks ago
yea for me 16.4 is horrible with lots of odd issues.... so here is to hoping.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Lounge vibes 05 Avatar
3 weeks ago

For now, I'll stay with iOS 16.2 which is what my iPhone 14 Pro Max came with...

The changes between 16.2 and 16.5 have mostly been related to security so… Really in the end you’re only possibly hurting yourself…
I get not updating to new major new releases, but… boycotting bug fixes, that’s a new one.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Hank001 Avatar
3 weeks ago

I can't even ask Siri to call someone on a speakerphone and have it work correctly. Not expecting much at this point.
"Hey Siri, play that new serie Silo on the living room AppleTV"

- Okay, timer set for 9 minutes.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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