The third beta of iOS 16.5 is now available for developers. The update will be available to public beta testers soon, possibly within a day. iOS 16.5 is going to be the fifth major update for iPhones, but it may not bring much change compared to initial iOS 16 builds. Here’s everything you need to know about iOS 16.5 beta 3.
As you may already know, with Apple set to hold this year’s WWDC event in June, the company will announce every major OS upgrade including the new iOS 17. And the first iOS 17 beta for developers is also expected soon after first-day event.
Along with the iOS 16.5 Beta 3 update, Apple also releases iPadOS 16.5 Beta 3, watchOS 9.5 Beta 3, macOS Ventura 13.4 Beta 3, macOS Monterey 12.6.6 RC 3, tvOS 16.5 Beta 3, and macOS Big Sur 11.7.7 RC 3. iOS 16.5 Beta 3 comes with build number 20F5050f. The update is about 500MB but if you are switching from Public to beta the update size will be big.
Since the third beta was released just now, we are still looking for changes to this update. Once we find any changes we will add them below. You can also share if you find one in the comment section.
If you logged in with your Developer account on your iPhone, you will receive the beta as OTA update on your phone. In case you don’t have developer account, you can log in with your ID which is registered for Public beta to receive iOS 16.5 Beta 3. You can check for the update manually by going to Settings > General > Software Update.
Before upgrading your phone to the new update, make sure to back up all your important data and charge your phone to 50%.