How To Access The iOS 16.5 Beta Version
The iOS 16.4 update launched days ago, but you can try the iOS 16.5 beta now. Rumors say it will offer unique features like picture-in-picture mode and screen recording for Siri.
However, you must register for Apple Developer Program to download it. More importantly, you should prepare for the potential risks of running the Beta version.
We will discuss how to access the iOS 16.4 Beta version. That includes downloading the operating system update and joining the Apple Developer Program.
How to install the public iOS 16.5 beta update
Apple released the iOS 16.5 beta to help software developers create apps that will work with the future update. However, they must be part of the Apple Developer Program.
It is a yearly subscription that costs $99. Start by signing up for the program at developer.apple.com.
Open the Settings app, tap the General option, and hit the Software Update button. Next, head to the Beta Updates section and choose the iOS Developer Beta.
If the Beta Updates option is not available, wait for a while. Also, some developers use an Apple ID separate from a personal account for developer access.
You can do the same by tapping the Settings app and the General option. Then, select the Software Update and the Beta Updates option.
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Choose a new Apple ID at the bottom of the screen. Afterward, you are ready to install the iOS 16.5 beta update. Head to beta.apple.com and register your ID.
Log in to the Beta Software Program. Next, click the Enroll your iOS device option. Then, open the Settings app and hit the General and the Software Update option.
Head to the Beta Updates section and choose the iOS Public Beta. Afterward, wait until the download is complete.
What are the features of the iOS 16.5 beta?
Various Apple insiders say the iOS 16.5 beta offers new features for sports fans. First, Macrumors says it adds a Sports tab in Apple News.
It appears in the middle of the bottom navigation. Specifically, it is between the News+ and Today sections on the left and the Following and Audio sections on the right.
The Sports tab helps you pick your favorite teams for personalized news. Moreover, 9to5Mac says the new beta update offers a quad-box picture-in-picture feature.
The Apple insider page says it is the new “Multiview” experience for the Apple TV app. As the name suggests, it lets you play four simultaneous streams.
In other words, you could watch four different matches on one screen. On the other hand, you could play it in the background while using other apps.
Lastly, the iOS 16.5 beta enables Siri to record your screen. Activate it by saying, “Hey Siri, start a screen recording,” and stop it by saying, “Hay Siri, stop screen recording.”
Apple released the iOS 16.5 beta to enable developers to optimize their apps for the final version. More importantly, they help identify glitches and other problems.
Expect the beta version to make your iPhone harder to use. Worse, the beta could brick your phone, and you must wait for a new update to fix that issue.
Consider these risks before installing the update on your Apple phone. Also, check out Inquirer Tech for more digital tips and trends.