ios 16.5 beta

iOS 16.5 developer beta 4 is now available!

iOS 16

While we bid iOS 16 farewell and prepare for iOS 17's WWDC23 beta debut, Apple is still stabilizing the iPhone's OS by seeding minor 16.X updates. With iOS 16.4 finally launching publicly, the company has started working on the next bump. iOS 16.5 beta 4 is now available đồ sộ those enrolled in Apple's Developer Program. So, what's new in this updated version, and how đồ sộ tải về it? Let's find out.

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What's new in iOS 16.5 beta 4

iOS 16.5 beta 4

New wallpaper section

Pride wallpaper section on iOS 16.5 beta 4

iOS 16.5 beta 4 introduces a new Pride section when choosing a new wallpaper. The existing Pride wallpaper isn't new — it has only been moved from the Collections section and placed under a dedicated header. We expect Apple đồ sộ introduce a new Pride wallpaper for 2023's Pride Month within a few weeks. So by adding a dedicated Pride section, users can easily find these colorful wallpapers in one place.

watchOS beta enrollment tweaks

watchOS beta enrollment

With iOS 16.5 beta 2, Apple retired watchOS beta profiles in favor of a new toggle in the watch's settings. iOS 16.5 beta 4 now displays which Apple ID is being used đồ sộ receive beta builds in the Watch ứng dụng. Tapping the tin nhắn address takes users đồ sộ the iPhone's Software Update settings, where they can change the Apple ID associated with software updates for both iOS and watchOS.

We're currently digging through iOS 16.5 beta 4 đồ sộ uncover the other new offerings it may pack. Though, considering beta 3 didn't introduce any notable changes, there's a high chance that this build doesn't offer any more features or additions. Ultimately, we're reaching the kết thúc of iOS 16's cycle, and Apple is likely focusing its efforts on iOS 17.

We will update this article if we find anything else of interest in this particular version. In the meantime, you can read Apple's Release Notes, where the company usually lists some of the bug fixes and patches included in an iOS beta.

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Beta 2

Complete retirement of beta profiles

watchOS 9 beta

With iOS and iPadOS 16.4, Apple retired beta profiles on iPhones and iPads in favor of a new toggle in the Settings ứng dụng. iOS 16.5 beta 2 and watchOS 9.5 beta 2 now introduce this behavior on the Apple Watch. So going forward, you will have đồ sộ enable beta watchOS updates through the new toggle in the Watch ứng dụng on your iPhone, rather kêu ca a watchOS beta profile. This behavior has also expanded đồ sộ the Mac through macOS Ventura 13.4 beta 2.

Beta 1

Screen recording via Siri

iOS 16.5 beta 1 allows users đồ sộ start and kết thúc a screen recording session by simply asking Siri. Prior đồ sộ this, users had đồ sộ manually tap the dedicated toggle in the Control Center.

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Sports tab in Apple News

Sports tab in Apple News on iOS 16.5 beta

iOS 16.5 beta 1 merges the Following and Search tabs of the News ứng dụng đồ sộ make space for an all-new Sports tab. The new Sports tab includes news and scores revolving around a user's assigned favorite teams.


If you have enrolled in the iOS 16 developer beta program, you can update your compatible iPhone đồ sộ iOS 16.5 beta 4 by following the steps below:

  1. Launch the Settings ứng dụng.
  2. Head đồ sộ the General section.
  3. Tap on Software Update.
  4. Give the page a few second đồ sộ refresh.
  5. The update will then appear.
  6. Tap on Download and install.
  7. Agree đồ sộ the Terms of Service, after reading them thoroughly and carefully.
  8. Make sure your iPhone is connected đồ sộ a power source until the update finishes downloading and installing.
  9. You're now running iOS 16.5 beta 4.

Do note that beta profiles are no longer compatible with iOS and iPadOS beta updates as of version 16.4. So make sure your Apple ID is subscribed đồ sộ Apple's Developer Program in order đồ sộ take advantage of iOS beta updates on day one. Alternatively, you could join the public beta program for không tính tiền and receive these prerelease updates a day or sánh later.