Apple Releases iOS 16.1 Beta 2 To Public Beta Testers

Apple has today released the second public beta of iOS 16.1 to those on the public beta program.

The release comes a day after the company released the same update to developers, and little more than two weeks after the iOS 16 update was made available to the world.

The iOS 16.1 beta 2 build made available to public beta testers arrives alongside a number of other betas including iPadOS 16.1, watchOS 9.1, tvOS 16.1, and more.

The iOS 16.1 update will bring with it a number of changes to the iOS 16 update that’s only a week or so old, including the ability to use the iCloud Shared Photo Library feature that was removed from the iOS 16 betas. There will also be the ability to use the battery percentage indicator on more iPhones, too.

Apple has also confirmed that Live Activities will ship as part of iOS 16.1, while an API is also available so that developers can add their own. Support for Matter will also come, while Clean Energy Charging will allow iPhones to only charge when the local grid is using cleaner energy.


We don’t know yet when we should expect Apple to make iOS 16.1 available to the world, but it’s likely to be within the next few weeks. A new iOS 16.0.2 update is expected sooner than that, specifically to fix issues with iPhone 14 Pro models.

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