After releasing iOS 16.1 to the public yesterday, Apple today rolls out iOS 16.2 beta 1 to developers. Apple begins testing beta updates soon after releasing a public build. This isn’t the first time Apple has released a beta update soon after the public release. Apple has done this many times. Let’s find out more about the latest iOS 16.2 beta 1 update.
iOS 16.1 is a major update that makes iOS 16 a good update out of a bad update. The iOS 16 update brought many features but also had several major bugs that degrade the user experience. And as soon as the new major update hits the public, Apple surprised its users with the start of beta testing for a new major update.
Along with the first iOS 16.2 Beta, Apple also releases iPadOS 16.2 Beta 1, macOS Ventura 13.1 Beta 1, watchOS 9.2 Beta 1, and tvOS 16.2 Beta 1. The first beta update comes with build number 20C5032e. Since it is the first beta the update weighs about 5GB, but it can be different for different models.
Talking about the changes, we are expecting the first beta to include some new features and changes. Since the update is new, we are still looking for changes and new features. We’ll update below for any changes in the first beta.
Note: The screen flickering is back on iPhone 13 with the iOS 16.2 Beta 1 as per comments from some users.
- Freeform app is now available (An app that allows iPhone, iPad, and Mac users to work together in real time)
- Matter integration to the Home app (you need to update Home software inside the Home app)
- More Advertisements in the App Store (for all iOS releases)
The first beta of iOS 16.2 is currently out to developers. And soon the update will be available for the public beta users. But it can take some time even more than a day. Since it is a beta update, you will need a beta profile installed on your iPhone. And if you have already installed the iOS 16.2 profile then you should see the update.
To manually check for the update you can go to Settings > General > Software Update. If it shows the first beta build, tap Download and Install to get the update. If you haven’t installed the beta profile then you can follow this guide for a detailed installation guide.