Apple iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS Ventura Public Beta Released


By Rigved Pathak | Updated: 12-July-2022

The public beta of Apple iOS 16 is now accessible for download, following the tech giant's June 2022 WWDC keynote announcement of the new software version. Additionally, Apple has made the public beta versions of WatchOS 9, tvOS 16, macOS Ventura, and iPadOS 16. On the Apple website, users can sign up to receive the beta update. Later this fall, the business is anticipated to release stable versions of these operating systems (OS). Apple is redesigning the lock screen for the iPhone 8 and later devices with iOS 16.

For compatible Apple devices, the public beta versions of iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS Ventura, tvOS 16, and WatchOS 9 are now accessible for download. Users can sign up for the Apple Beta Software Program on the official website if they want to receive the beta update for the aforementioned OS versions.

By visiting the Apple website and following the instructions provided there, users can also "unenroll" themselves from the program. Beta updates were formerly exclusive to Apple Developer Program participants. The business is anticipated to deploy the stable update shortly after announcing it in June during its keynote address for WWDC 2022.

Only the Apple iPhone 8 and later devices will be compatible with the iOS 16 update. A new lock screen that can be customised as well as several new features will be included. Now, users may easily access the Focus Modes from the lock screen. Users will be able to amend and/or withdraw sent messages in iOS 16. The retract feature will also be included to the Mail app.

According to the business, Apple is introducing a new multitasking interface with iPadOS 16 to boost productivity. The app windows can also be resized by users. According to rumours, some of the functions are unique to the iPad models powered by the M1 chip. Live Text and Look Up functionalities are also included in the iPadOS 16 release.

MacOS Ventura will provide a revamped multitasking interface called Stage Manager that will enable users to examine the list of programmes now running in a single window, much like iPad OS 16 does. The Continuity Camera feature in the latest macOS lets users utilise their iPhone as a webcam for their MacBook.

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