The fifth beta of iOS 16.1 is now available to developers. It will soon be available for public beta testers. And with the release of the latest beta, we are now very close to the public build release, which is expected to go live when new Apple products are announced. Here’s everything you need to know about iOS 16.1 beta 5.
iOS 16.1 beta testing started about a month ago and there have been many developments in the last four beta updates. The update already brings some new features, bug fixes, and many improvements. As we mentioned in our beta 4 article, this is going to be an important update for users who are facing issues with the iOS 16 update.
Yesterday, Apple released iOS 16.0.3 to the public as a small incremental update to fix a few bugs. But iOS 16.1 is going to be a bigger update. Along with the iOS 16.1 Beta 5, Apple also released iPadOS 16.1 Beta 6, macOS Ventura 13.0 Beta 11, tvOS 16.1 Beta 6, macOS Monterey 12.6.1 RC 3, and macOS Big Sur 11.7.1 RC 3.
The iOS 16.1 Beta 5 comes with build number 20B5072b. This means we can see one more beta before the release candidate build, but can not be sure. The update weighs around 400MB but can vary in some cases like which iPhone you have and from which update you are coming.
Talking about changes, as we move near to the public release the chances of seeing new features and major changes are less. The same case applies to the fifth beta which only comes with some bug fixes. But if there are any changes and new features in the update we will add them below.
iOS 16.1 Public build available, check now.
Currently, the iOS 16.1 Beta 5 is rolling out to developers. But soon it will also be available for public beta users which can also take more than a day. If you have installed the fourth beta on your iPhone you will see the update on your device. To manually check for the update go to Settings > General > Software Update. Tap the Download and Install button once the update is available.
If you are on an iOS 16 public build there is no need to install the fifth beta as the public build is going to release soon. But if you still want to test the beta before its release, you need to install the beta profile on your iPhone.
Before updating your iPhone make sure to take a backup of important data and charge it to at least 50%.