Apple Seeds iOS 16.6 Beta 4 And iPadOS 16.6 Beta 4 To Developers

Apple has today released the fourth iOS 16.6 and iPadOS 16.6 betas to developers, giving them the chance to put the new software through its paces for the first time.

The new updates are both available as free downloads for registered developers but as always we would only suggest installing them on devices that are used only for beta testing purposes.

While these updates have so far proved stable, there is always the chance of bugs and crashes when using beta software.

Assuming you do choose to update to these betas you can do so by going to the Settings app and choosing Software Update. Select Beta Updates and toggle the iOS 16 (or iPadOS 16) Developer Beta option to the “on” position to enable beta downloads. You’ll also need to be signed into the Apple ID that is registered with Apple, too.

This iOS 16.6 update is designed to get things ready for a new iMessage Contact Key Verification feature that will give people a way to confirm that iMessages aren’t being intercepted.

It’s a feature designed for those who are at exceptions risk from such security issues like activists and human rights activists. Most people need not worry about the feature, but we’d still recommend updating to iOS 16.6 and iPadOS 16.6 when the updates are released to the public.

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