After a short hiatus for the holiday season, Apple has once again rebooted the beta testing cycle. iOS 16.3 beta 2 is a rolling release to creators alongside iPadOS 16.3 beta 2 and more. Head down for the full facts on these updates.
iOS 16.3 beta 2 is launching
iOS 16.3 beta 2 will be open today to registered designer beta testers. As the update rolls out over the air, you’ll be capable to install it by going to the Settings application, choosing General, and then selecting Software Update. As of right now, Apple hasn’t released the 2nd iOS 16.3 betas to public beta testers, but we anticipate it sometime this week.
Alongside the iOS 16.3 beta, Apple is also beta-testing the following updates for its further platforms:
iPadOS 16.3 beta 2
watchOS 9.3 beta 2
macOS 13.2 beta 2
tvOS 16.3 beta 2
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has said that Apple is targeting a release date of sometime in February or earlier March for these updates.
Q1. What’s new in iOS 16.3?
The 1st beta of iOS 16.3 was released almost a month back. The update, so far, doesn’t contain many new features or modifications. One of the new features arriving with the update is the capability to use physical security keys to guard Apple IDs. This signifies you will have a physical hardware gadget that you can set up to serve as the 2nd layer of two-factor authentication for your account.
iOS 16.3 also includes the latest tutorial to display to users how to bring benefits of the Handoff characteristics between iPhone and Home Pod.
Q2. What is new in iOS 16.3 beta 2?
Building on the existing iOS 16.3 beta, there is now additional functionality for Emergency SOS through satellite, alongside living updates to Handoff and Apple ID security.
Q3. Is iOS 16.3 out?
On December 14, the 1st developer beta of iOS 16.3 was released.