Apple Seeds First Betas of iOS 16.6 and iPadOS 16.6 to Developers

Apple today seeded the first betas of upcoming iOS 16.6 and iPadOS 16.6 updates to developers for testing purposes, with the software coming a day after the launch of iOS 16.5 and iPadOS 16.5.

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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 Developer Beta. Note that an Apple ID associated with a developer account is required to download and install the beta.

We don't yet know what's included in iOS 16.6 as Apple has already delivered most of the features that were promised for iOS 16. iOS 16.6 is likely to be one of the final updates to the iOS 16 operating system as Apple shifts its focus to iOS 17.

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TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
10 months ago
What a pleasant surprise on a Friday.

Really hoping the Weather Bugs have been fixed.



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PsykX Avatar
10 months ago

What a pleasant surprise on a Friday.

Really hoping the Weather Bugs have been fixed.
I still see square corners at times on my notifications in 16.5, it just converts to rounded corners faster. iOS 16 as a whole is almost a joke at this point ?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
10 months ago
Release today to devs

* iOS 16.6 beta (20G5026e) - May 19, 2023
* iPadOS 16.6 beta (20G5026e) - May 19, 2023
* macOS 13.5 beta (22G5027e) - May 19, 2023
* watchOS 9.6 beta (20U5527c). - May 19, 2023
* tvOS 16.6 beta (20M5527e) - May 19, 2023
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hovscorpion12 Avatar
10 months ago
Here we go!!! Lets Go!! I believe this is the final release of iOS 16 before iOS 17.

This will be the most optimized version of iOS 16. I don't expect 16.6 to launch until September.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
10 months ago

Here we go!!! Lets Go!! I believe this is the final release of iOS 16 before iOS 17.

This will be the most optimized version of iOS 16. I don't expect 16.6 to launch until September.
iOS/IPadOS 16.6 beta cycle should carry us past WWDC into middle to end of July I would guess.
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TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
10 months ago

I still see square corners at times on my notifications in 16.5, it just converts to rounded corners faster. iOS 16 as a whole is almost a joke at this point ?
Here is another issue similar to yours. Notice how the cellular icon disappears ?

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