The ninth developer beta of iOS 16 has been released by Apple, and it may be the final beta before the final release to the general public.
Developers who have signed up for the beta testing program can download the most recent builds through the Apple Developer Center or as an over-the-air update for beta-compatible devices. The Apple Beta Software Program website will provide public beta copies of the releases when they become available, which often happens after their developer counterparts.
The eighth round, which occurred on August 29, replaced the seventh wagers on August 23 and is followed by the ninth round. After the June 6 keynote address, the initial one arrived. We anticipate releasing the final versions to the public in the autumn.
The build number 20A362 from iOS 16’s release candidate replaces 20A5358a from the eighth beta.
Previously, iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 arrived in lockstep, but starting with the seventh iteration, they started to diverge. Apple has stated that version 16.1 of iPadOS 16 will be released to the general public in October rather than version 16.
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The new customisable Lock Screen is the first of many new features in iOS 16, which also includes upgrades to Focus Modes, Photos, Messages editing, SharePlay, increased controller support, Focus Modes, and other features.
In the fifth beta, Apple reinstated the battery percentage indicator, which was well received online. In addition, the beta included modifications to screenshots, a new Lock Screen music visualizer, an audio tone for locating the Apple Watch, and indicators for Lossless Audio and Music for Dolby Atmos.
The unsend message duration was cut to only two minutes in earlier betas. Edited Messages communications also showed a log of modifications; the Lock Screen was improved; and new wallpapers and an ActivityKit API were included. The third beta introduced the shared Photos Library, a Lock Screen update, and a Lockdown mode for use by hackers, journalists, and other hacking targets.
Apple specifically advises customers against installing beta versions of operating systems and software on “mission-critical” or “primary” devices since there is a small probability of data loss or other problems. Instead, testers should set up betas on auxiliary or non-critical devices and make sure there are enough backups of crucial information before updating.