After releasing the fourth developer betas a little over a week ago, Apple today seeded the fifth developer betas of the impending iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 updates to developers for testing purposes.
The iOS and iPadOS 16 profiles are available for registered developers to download from the Apple Developer Center. Once installed, the betas are made available over the air.
With the release of iOS 16, the lock screen has seen significant changes. A redesigned notification system, and customizable font and color schemes allow for a higher level of customization and customization. Similar to watch faces, there are multiple lock screens that can be paired with different focus modes.
The expanded search capabilities of the Mail app come with functions like undo send, schedule send, and follow up, which let you set a reminder to check in on an email if you haven’t heard back. Shared Tab Groups are supported by Safari, and Apple is working to replace passwords with Passkeys, a more secure biometric login method.
Users can more quickly exchange images with family members via iCloud Photo Library, and video can feature Live Text. In Visual Lookup, there is a useful new tool for quickly removing the topic from a background.
The Home app has been completely redesigned with a new style, Maps now enables multi-stop routing, Apple Pay Later allows you to split up purchase payments, and dictation has been improved. For more Mac-like multitasking on the iPad, the update introduces a new Stage Manager tool, although it’s only available on M1 iPads.