Apple has released the seventh beta of iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 to developers. As we already know that the launch of the iPhone 14 is near, and iOS 16 will also be released to the public in the same week. And so iOS 16 beta 7 may be the last beta update, while iPadOS 16 beta will continue. Let’s find out everything about iOS 16 developer beta 7.
Update (24th August): The iOS 16 Public Beta 5 is out. It comes with build number 20A5356a. It is the same as the iOS 16 Dev Beta 7. The next beta is expected to be the release candidate.
iOS 16 comes with many new features such as new advanced lockscreen customizations. It also brings some privacy features. But iOS 16 is currently available to developers and public beta testers for testing. And finally, in a few weeks, everyone with an eligible iPhone can enjoy the new features.
Along with iOS 16 Dev Beta 7, Apple also released watchOS 9 Developer Beta 7, tvOS 16 Developer Beta 7, and iPadOS 16.1 Developer Beta 1. Apple has started testing iPadOS 16.1 as its public release has been delayed and now iPadOS 16 will release in October.
iOS 16 dev beta 7 comes with build number 20A5356a. And that means it could be the final beta and the next build will be the release candidate followed by the public build next to next week. Speaking of changes, it doesn’t bring much change. It focuses on bug fixes as we near a public release. But there may be some minor changes like changes in words, splash screens, etc. I’ll add changes below if there are changes available.
- Fixed: The pointer won’t behave correctly on the external display if the Assistive Touch is enabled.
- Fixed: After purchasing a new domain or creating a custom email address, you might be offered to purchase the domain again.
- Fixed: App Store Testflight distribution of apps with Metal offline GPU compiler binary fail errors.
- and a few other fixes….
The iOS 16 Beta 7 is currently available to developers only. The public beta is expected to release soon within a day or later. If you are on the iOS 16 Dev Beta 6, then you can easily update your iPhone from Settings > General > Software Update. Before updating, make sure to take a backup of important data and charge your iPhone to 50% at least.
If you want to try out the iOS 16 Beta and iPadOS 16 Beta you can follow the detailed installation guide here. In case you want to downgrade, you can follow this guide. Or you can wait out for the Public build as it will release soon in two weeks.