Apple Seeds iOS 16 Public Beta 5 For Testing Ahead Of September Launch

Apple has today seeded the fifth public iOS 16 beta for testing, just a day after it made the same beta available for developer testing.

The update is expected to be made available to the public in the middle of next month, with previous reports suggesting that Apple has already nailed down the release ahead of time.

Apple’s iOS 16 update is set to be released alongside watchOS 9 and tvOS 16, with iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura being made available in October. The iPhone update is a big one, adding some features that people have been crying out for over the last few years. Those features include the ability to edit and delete sent iMessages, unsend emails, and more. Apple has also brought the battery percentage indicator back, too.

As always, those who have the previous public beta installed should download this updated version as soon as possible. Those who haven’t already jumped on the public beta train can do so, but at this point they might as well wait for the big release next month.

The Apple Beta Software Program lets users try out pre-release software. The feedback you provide on quality and usability helps us identify issues, fix them, and make Apple software even better. Please note that since the public beta software has not yet been commercially released by Apple, it may contain errors or inaccuracies and may not function as well as commercially released software. Be sure to back up your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and your Mac using Time Machine before installing beta software.

September is set to be a big month for Apple, with new software set to be joined by new iPhones and Apple Watches during the September 7 special event that was also announced today.

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