The second beta of iOS 16.5 is now available for developers. Public Beta 2 is also out, but for users who are part of the customer beta program. Soon the update will be available for public beta testers as well. Apple released the first beta of iOS 16.5 in the last week of March and this means the second beta is released after a gap of a week.
Update: The update is now available to Public Beta Testers.
Last week Apple released the iOS 16.4.1 update to everyone that addressed some major security issues. And now the tech giant is back to testing the beta build of the fifth big iOS 16 update that will release soon to everyone.
Along with the iOS 16.5 Beta 2, Apple also pushed iPadOS 16.5 Beta 2, watchOS 9.5 Beta 2, tvOS 16.5 Beta 2, macOS Ventura 13.4 Beta 2, and macOS Monterey 12.6.6 RC 2. The iOS 16.5 Beta 2 update comes with build number 20F5039e.
As we near the WWDC event in which Apple will announce iOS 17, the company will reserve the big changes for the big announcement. And hence we are not expecting major changes in iOS 16.5 and any other upcoming iOS 16 builds. Yet there may be some noticeable and useful changes.
As of now, we haven’t found new changes since the beta was just released. But once we see changes and new features, we will add them below.
- New Modem Update
- The new beta update option (without beta profile) is now live for watchOS and macOS
- Users can now update their iPhone if the battery is more than 20%
- Some new splash screens for different apps
Apple has changed the beta update process since the iOS 16.4 update. Now beta profiles are no longer working. And in place of a beta profile, users need to log in with their registered developer ID or ID applied for public beta testing. We have made a guide on how to join the iOS beta in a new way that you can check on this page.
Before upgrading your phone to the new update, make sure to back up all your important data and charge your phone to 50%.