Apple iOS 16 public beta download: The US-Tech giant Apple has finally released the first public beta versions of iOS 16, iPadOS 16, watchOS 8, and tvOS 16 to members of its software testing programme. New features in iOS 16 include a redesigned Lock Screen with support for widgets and additional customisation, the ability to edit or delete iMessages, and an Apple Pay Later installment plan, among a slew of other features.
The Apple iOS 16 public beta is compatible with iPhone 13 series, iPhone 12 series, iPhone 11 series, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone SE 2nd generation . The iPhone 14 series will come with the stable version of iOS 16 out-of-the-box.
– The first public beta versions of the new software updates should be essentially identical to their revised third developer beta counterparts.
– Interested users can sign up for Apple’s Beta Software Programme and download the new betas from the associated web portal.
– The iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 public betas have a build number of 20A5312j.
With iOS 16, the Lock Screen gets more personal, beautiful, and helpful. With a new multilayered effect, the subjects of photos are artfully set in front of the time on the Lock Screen, creating a sense of depth. Users can also change the look of the date and time with expressive type styles and colour choices.
The Lock Screen features widgets that take inspiration from Apple Watch complications, making it easy to get information at a glance, such as upcoming calendar events, the weather, battery levels, alarms, time zones, Activity ring progress, and more.
Live Activity is a new feature that helps users stay on top of things that are happening in real-time, such as a sports game, workout, ride-share, or food delivery order, right from the Lock Screen.
Users can edit or recall recently sent messages, recover recently deleted messages, and mark conversations as unread so they can come back to them later. In addition, SharePlay is coming to Messages, making it possible to enjoy synced content like movies or songs and shared playback controls all while chatting in Messages.