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Apple Seeds New Public Betas of iOS 16.1 and iPadOS 16.1 for Testing

Apple Seeds New Public Betas of iOS 16.1 and iPadOS 16.1 for Testing

Apple seeded new betas of iOS 16.1 and iPadOS 16.1 to public beta testers on Wednesday.

Public builds of iOS 16.1 can be downloaded via the Apple Beta Software Program website by users signed up to take part in the testing program. If you’re interested in trying out the betas of the upcoming operating systems you can sign up for the program by clicking the same link.

Changes in iOS 16.1 beta are as follows:


Resolved in iOS 16.1 beta 3

  • Fixed: You might be unable to pair using a Matter ECM code via the Matter Support Framework pairing API. (99232681)

Known issues

  • You might receive an alert to turn on Wi-Fi when pairing a Matter accessory. (98460235)Workaround: Ensure your device is connected to your Wi-Fi network.
  • Adjusting the color or color temperature might result in an unexpected color set on a Matter accessory. (98578966)
  • Accessory details might not open if a Matter accessory is unreachable. (99232316)
  • Uncertified accessory notifications might appear when pairing Matter accessories. (99502842)
  • The device that initiates the pairing needs to use the same iCloud account as the home hub. Only the owner of a home, not an invited user, can pair Matter accessories. (76012945)

Memory Allocation

Known Issues

  • The system memory allocator free operation zeroes out all deallocated blocks in iOS 16.1 beta or later. Invalid accesses to free memory might result in new crashes or corruption, including NULL-pointer dereferences and non-zero memory being returned from calloc. (97449075)

The new public beta of iPadOS 16.1 brings the new Stage Manager feature to older iPads, expanding it to work with iPad Pro models powered by an A12X or A12Z chip.

The beta also removes the external display support from Stage Manager for the near future, with the feature set to return in a later iPadOS 16 update.

As usual, MacTrast and Apple both warn users to not install any betas on their daily driver iPhone or iPad. Instead, only install betas on a device set aside for testing purposes.