Continuing the beta run, Apple has released iOS 16.1 beta 4. Apple seeds the fourth beta to the developers first, and after a few hours, the update goes live for the public beta testers. iOS 16.1 is going to be the first major update for iOS 16 which was released two weeks ago. With the release of the new beta, the public build release is nearing.
As you know Apple has not released iPadOS 16 to the public and they will release iPadOS 16.1 directly. And as iOS 16.1 beta and iPadOS 16.1 beta are in perfect sync now, the iOS update is expected to release alongside iPadOS 16.1 which will go live by the end of this month.
Along with iOS 16.1 Beta 4, Apple has also released iPadOS 16.1 Beta 5, macOS Ventura 13.0 Beta 10, and tvOS 16.1 Beta 4. The watchOS beta has not been released, but we can see its beta this week. The fourth beta of iOS 16.1 comes with build number 20B5064c. The last part of the build shows we can expect a public build in a couple of weeks. The update size varies between 500MB to 700MB.
Talking about changes the fourth update brings some improvements and bug fixes. We are updating the list of changes below.
- Dynamic Island gets a white outline while using dark or black wallpapers
- Addresses multitasking reachability issue
- Improvements while taking 48MP ProRAW shots on iPhone 14 Pro
- Shared with You splash screen on the Messages
If you are a beta tester or developer and already installed the iOS 16.1 beta then you will get the update on your iPhone. Yes, the update is live for both developers and public beta testers. You can manually check for the update by going to Settings > General > Software Update. Once you see the update, tap the Download and Install button to get the update.
If you are on the iOS 16 build but want to test the iOS 16.1 beta then you will need to install the beta profile on your device. After installing the beta profile, you will receive the update on your device and you can update with the same process.
Before updating, make sure to take a backup of your iPhone and charge it to at least 50% or connect it to the charger during the update process.