About two weeks after the official announcement and the release of the first betas, Apple has also made available to developers the second betas of iOS 16, iPadOS 16, watchOS 9, macOS 13 Ventura and tvOS 16. The release of the first public betas, as anticipated, should take place in July, in conjunction with the third developer beta.
All beta versions can be installed in OTA mode, directly through the appropriate menu in the system settings of iOS, iPadOS and macOS, after having previously downloaded and installed the profiles available on the Apple Developer Center and on the site dedicated to public beta testers.
For installation on iPhone and iPad, it is necessary to have at least 20% of residual charge or better still to keep the device connected to the mains during the update. It is also possible to update under the 5G network if the functionality has been activated in the settings.
For watchOS, the app on the connected iPhone must be used and Apple Watch must have at least 50% autonomy and be within range of the iPhone it is associated with. To install the beta on tvOS you need to download the profile using Xcode. Before updating it is always advisable to perform a system backup.
There are several innovations arrived with these new major releases which, we recall, will be released in a stable version in the autumn. As usual, we will update this article if any noteworthy new features emerge in these second betas.
One of the main novelties of iOS 16 is the new lock screen, ” more personal, beautiful and useful “. Thanks to a new multilevel effect, the subjects of your photos will appear around time creating a sense of depth. Font and color of date and time can be changed, and there are widgets reminiscent of those of the Apple Watch. Notifications have been redesigned to appear from the bottom of the display, leaving the custom lock screen-free.
The main novelty of iPadOS 16 and macOS 13 (limited to devices with M1 processors) is Stage Manager which offers ” a new way to multitask with multiple overlapping windows “. Other new features include Mail, Safari with Tab Groups, Weather, Live Text, Reference Mode and Display Zoom. The stage Manager also comes on.