Apple has released iOS 16.5.1 and iPadOS 16.5.1, which are incremental updates for iPhones and iPads respectively. Many users were anticipating the next beta build for iOS 16.6, but Apple surprised everyone with the release of iOS 16.5.1 and iPadOS 16.5.1 updates for all users. Let’s explore the features and enhancements included in these updates.
The iOS 16.5.1 is available to all users currently on the iOS 16.5 build. Apple keeps surprising users with incremental updates like this one to fix security vulnerabilities, any potential threats on the device, or any major bugs.
Apart from iOS 16.5.1 and iPadOS 16.5.1, Apple also released iOS 15.7.7, iPadOS 15.7.7, watchOS 9.5.2, watchOS 8.8.1, macOS Ventura 13.4.1, macOS Monterey 12.6.7, and macOS Big Sur 11.7.8. Both iOS 16.5.1 and iPadOS 16.5.1 come with the same build number which is 20F75. It’s a small incremental which weighs less than big updates.
As you may have already guessed from the clues above, the latest incremental update only comes with bug fixes and security improvements. Here is the official changelog.
- This update provides important security fixes and is recommended for all users. It also fixes an issue that prevents charging with the Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter.
iOS 16.5.1 and iPadOS 16.5.1 are available to the public since these are not beta updates. So if you are on iOS 16.5 and iPadOS 16.5 on your device, you will receive the latest incremental updates on your device. To check for the update, go to Settings > General > Software Update. This will not be available who already upgraded to iOS 16.6 or iOS 17.