Apple Releases Third Public Betas of iOS 16.6 and iPadOS 16.6

Apple today seeded the third betas of upcoming iOS 16.6 and iPadOS 16.6 updates to public beta testers, allowing non-developers to test out the software head of its official launch. The public betas come just a day after Apple provided the third betas to developers.

iOS 16
Those who have signed up their accounts for Apple's free beta testing program can enable the beta by opening up the Settings app, going to General, selecting Software Update, tapping on Beta Updates, and selecting the iOS 16 Public Beta option.

iOS 16.6 seems to be a relatively minor update, although Apple does appear to be laying the groundwork for the launch of the previously announced iMessage Contact Key Verification feature.

Development on iOS 16 is slowing down as Apple prepares for the September launch of iOS 17.

Apple has also seeded a new beta of watchOS 9.6 to public beta testers.

Related Forum: iOS 16

Top Rated Comments

Carolwins Avatar
11 months ago

The current dev beta is basically public already. You don't need to pay or jump through hoops to get it anymore.
My luck is my WF app won’t work or my ledger app etc.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
glsillygili Avatar
11 months ago

I think I will wait for iOS 17 PB in July.
The current dev beta is basically public already. You don't need to pay or jump through hoops to get it anymore.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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