Apple releases iOS 16.5 Beta 4 to Developers and Public Beta Testers

The fourth beta of iOS 16.5 and iPadOS 16.5 is now available to developers and public beta testers. And with this new beta release, we are very close to the public build release. iOS 16.5 and iPadOS 16.5 are going to be the fifth major update in the iOS 16/iPadOS 16 series. Let’s find out what’s new in iOS 16.5 beta 4 and iPadOS 16.5 beta 4.

Yesterday Apple released the first security response updates for both iPhone and iPad running iOS 16.4 and iPadOS 16.4 update respectively. If you’re on the iOS 16.5 beta build, you can’t upgrade to the Security Response update but you can check about it here.

iOS 16.5 Beta 4 Update
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Along with iOS 16.5 Beta 4 and iPadOS 16.5 Beta 4, Apple also released watchOS 9.5 Beta 4, tvOS 16.5 Beta 4, macOS Ventura 13.4 Beta 4, macOS Monterey 12.6.6 RC4, and macOS Big Sur 11.7.7 RC4. Both iOS 16.5 Beta 4 and iPadOS 16.5 Beta 4 come with build number 20F5059a.

Now talking about changes, the new beta update brings a couple of changes along with some code changes that reveal upcoming new features.

iOS 16.5 Beta 4 Update
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  • In the Add New Wallpaper section there is a separate category for Pride Wallpapers which is available below the Unity section.
  • Apple Pay is now available in El Salvador and Guatemala
  • A shared administrator in a home is now able to pair and add Matter accessories
  • A bunch of bug fixes

The fourth beta update is available to Developers as well as Public Beta Testers. So if you have signed in with your Developer account or public account you will see the new update on your device. You can check for the update manually by going to Settings > General > Software Update.

Before upgrading your iPhone or iPad make sure to backup important data and charge your device to at least 50%.

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Ashutosh singh

Computer Science graduate and tech enthusiast. Love testing new tech gadgets ever since my first windows phone from Samsung. Working as a technical writer for more than five years, and I believe I have also developed good SEO skills. In my spare time, I like watching movies, and playing games.

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