Apple on Friday seeded the first betas of iOS 16.6 and iPadOS 16.6 updates to developers for testing. The new betas came one day following the releases of iOS 16.5 and iPadOS 16.5.
The developer beta builds are available to developers that opt in to the betas by going to “Settings” -> “Software Update,” then tapping on the “Beta Updates” option and turning on the iOS 16 Developer Beta. 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 the betas, but there are a few features that have not yet been implemented. As we learn more about the beta, we’ll update you in this space.
This is likely one of the last updates we’ll see to both iOS 16 and iPadOS 16, as Apple is expected to unveil iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June.
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.