Apple on Tuesday seeded the release candidates of its iOS 16.5 and iPadOS 16.5 updates to developers and public beta testers. The new release candidates come one week after the fourth betas.
The developer RC builds are available to developers that opt into 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.
Public builds of the iOS 16.5 and iPadOS 16.5 release candidates 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.
Those who have signed up for Apple’s beta testing program can enable the beta by going into the Settings app, tapping General -> Software Update, then tapping on Beta Updates, and tapping on the iOS 16 Public Beta option.
Apple’s full release notes for the update are below.
This update includes the following enhancements and bug fixes:
– A new Pride Celebration wallpaper for the Lock Screen to honor the LGBTQ+ community and culture
– Sports tab in Apple News gives easy access to stories, scores, standings, and more, for the teams and leagues you follow
– My Sports score and schedule cards in Apple News take you directly to game pages where you can find additional details about specific games
– Fixes an issue where Spotlight may become unresponsive
– Addresses an issue where Podcasts in CarPlay may not load content
– Fixes an issue where Screen Time settings may reset or not sync across all devices
Some features may not be available for all regions or on all Apple devices. For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222
Apple says that iOS 16.5 and iPadOS 16.5 will be released next week.
As usual, MacTrast and Apple both warn users not to install any betas or release candidates on their daily driver iPhone or iPad. Instead, only install them on a device set aside for testing purposes.