Updated: July 13, 2022 00:07 IT IS
Washington [US], July 13 (ANI): At its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) last month, Apple first announced its upcoming versions of iOS 16 and iPad OS 16. Since then, Apple has seeded some pre-release files for the developers. However, from now on, you can also participate in the testing of upcoming releases as the public beta programs for iOS 16 and iPad 16 are currently active.
According to GSM Arena, if your iPhone or iPad is suitable, you can now easily sign up for the beta program, and even today, you’ll get the first public beta as an over-the-air software update.
After that, you will receive additional public beta releases as software updates until the final release arrives this fall. You will be taken out of the beta track after installing it.
As this is the first public beta, don’t expect it to be flawless – far from it. It is likely to have a number of bugs and glitches, so it’s not a good idea to use it as your primary phone or tablet.
iOS 16 includes a lock screen that can be customized with wallpapers, clocks and widgets, and notifications now appear at the bottom of the screen. Various lock screens are also supported and can be combined with focus modes.
The Messages app has also been updated, with support for editing, deleting and marking messages as unread, and SharePlay is no longer confined to FaceTime, so you can talk to the people you’re sharing content with via Messages.
In terms of FaceTime, calls can now be sent from device to device, and the Health app also tracks the medication you take if you wish.
iOS 16 includes a lock screen that can be customized with wallpapers, clocks and widgets, and notifications now appear at the bottom of the screen. Additionally, multiple lock screens are supported and can be coupled with focus modes as reported by GSM Arena.
There are many other cool features in this edition that you can try out, like the iPad getting its own Weather app and a new multitasking system called Stage Manager. (ANI)