Apple is following its disciplined software update and has released the second iOS 16.1 beta for developers. The new iOS update beta testing began shortly after iOS 16 was released to the public last week. Here you can check everything about the new iOS 16.1 beta 2.
iOS 16 is a major update and brings many new features and improvements to the iPhones. But it contains a bunch of bugs reported by many users. However, not all users may face the same problems. Also, there are some features which are demonstrated by Apple which are not available in iOS 16. And so it makes sense that iOS 16.1 beta testing started early.
Along with the iOS 16.1 Dev Beta 2, Apple also released iPadOS 16.1 Beta 3, tvOS 16.1 Beta 2, macOS Ventura 13 Beta 8, and watchOS 9.1 Beta 2. The new iOS update comes with build number 20B5050f. The update is available at around 500MB depending on the iPhone models.
As mentioned earlier, iOS 16.1 beta 1 was released late last week with some new changes and improvements. And the second beta also comes with some changes and bug fixes. But the beta update page shows the usual content, which is that the update includes bug fixes and improvements.
One of the new features is the redesigned battery percent icon which dynamically changes according to the available battery level. The update also brings back the iOS 15 lock screen charging indicator. I will be updating what’s new list after testing the new beta build.
The iOS 16.1 Beta 2 is currently available to developers. And soon the update will be available to public beta testers. If you are on the iOS 16.1 Beta 1 you will receive the OTA update. You can check for the update in Settings > General > Software Update. Once you see the update, tap the Download and Install button.
In case you are on the iOS 16 public build, then you need to install the beta profile on your iPhone to get the beta update. Make sure to take a full backup of your iPhone and charge it to at least 50% before updating.