Apple releases iOS 16, iPadOS 16, watchOS 9 public beta

Apple releases iOS 16, iPadOS 16, watchOS 9 public beta

Last month, during the WWDC (World Wide Developers Conference) 2022 event, Apple previewed the new software – iOS 16, watchOS 9, macOS Ventura and iPadOS 16 for iPhones, watches, Macs and iPads that will be available later. year.

Soon after the announcement, the company offered a trial version to registered developers, and now Apple is offering the public access to beta versions of iOS 16, watchOS 9, macOS Ventura, and iPadOS 16.

It should be noted that beta software is not the final version and will contain bugs. To be on the safe side, install the beta software on a secondary device.

Apple iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 share most features. Some new things include a refreshed lock screen with customization options and lots of colorful wallpapers. Lock screen notification stack cancellation, live activities with real-time details on the lock screen, deeper focus integration with the lock screen, iCloud shared photo library, live text feature on video, visual search and edit or delete texts in Messages.

Read more | iOS 16: Key features you should know about Apple’s new iPhone operating system

With iPadOS 16, Apple also brings Stage Manager. This allows users to multitask and get things done easily. Resize the windows to make it look the way they want. And for the first time on iPad, users will be able to see and control multiple overlapping windows in a single view. This makes it easier than ever before for users to seamlessly switch between apps.


New iPadOS 16. Credit: Apple

The new iPadOS 16 brings Free Form. Thanks to this, users can hold group video conferences and project meetings with the presentation sharing feature. Here, all invitees can discuss with colleagues, share a link and start collaborating immediately. As others add their thoughts, users can see the changes on the canvas in real time.

Must read | Key features coming in iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura


WatchOS 9 comes with a lot of new features. Credit: Apple

Apple watchOS 9
After installing watchOS 9, users will start seeing new metrics by simply turning the Digital Crown, such as activity rings, heart rate zones, power and altitude.
Using heart rate zones, users can measure how hard the body and heart are going during a specific activity, such as running. Also the lap time and also the recovery period directly in training.

Read more | watchOS 9: Key features you should know about Apple’s new wearable software

Another notable aspect of the new software coming to Apple devices is the Lock Mode.

It will be an optional feature. It can be turned on and off by the user. If an individual is a High Value Target (HVT), they can turn it on on their device and once activated, it will strengthen the device’s defenses and severely restrict certain app functions for messaging, web browsing, and wired connections (for data transfer) and more.

Read more | Lockdown Mode: Apple’s silver bullet for mercenary spyware

Apple device owners interested in testing the features first-hand just go to the Beta Software Program website (here) and sign up with their Apple ID.

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