Apple Starts iOS 16.4 Beta 2 With New Features
Apple released the next beta version of iOS 16.4 on time again. It is already the third new pre-release that has just been released as part of the developer program.
iOS 16.4 Beta 2 was released just a week ago, and now version 3 is following. Among other things, innovations for books and podcast apps can be tried out.
Apple has so far only released the new beta of iOS 16.4 for the iPhone for developers, but the update for the public beta should follow soon. The update brings build 20E5229e. An update for iPadOS, watchOS, and macOS is also available. Apple has not yet published an overview of the innovations in iOS 16.4, but there is already a lot of information in the media.
The novelties include many small improvements. How to start new page-turning effects for the Books app. In iOS 16.4, new emojis and the “Channels” launch in the Podcasts app. In addition, Mastodon links are now provided with a preview in the Messages app and there is a new overview of devices with Apple Care+ coverage in the Settings app.
Apple has also improved the new HomeKit architecture already shown. The first launch with iOS 16.2 still brought many problems, so Apple rolled back the changes. Now you can test again. If there is more information about the content of the new update in a timely manner, we will provide it later.
How to join the beta program
Apple has changed the way you can sign up for the developer beta and public beta programs – if you haven’t already. Previously this was only possible through a dedicated Apple website, but now there’s a new option in the Settings app on the device you’re trying to sign in with. Apple testers then receive the update via the update function. New versions are then automatically downloaded to the device. Testing preliminary versions is always at your own risk and should not run on the production system.
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