Download: iOS 16 Public Beta 2 OTA Profile Released
Apple has released the iOS 16 public beta 2 update and those who are feeling brave can get it right now.
While developers have been able to test this release for a day or so, those who are on the public beta program have had to wait a little while longer. Now, that release has been made available for download to those who already have the correct public beta profile installed.
The new iOS 16 update brings with it new features including a redesigned and customizable Lock Screen as well as improvements to Messages. In this particular beta, changes to iMessage mean that people can now see a log of edits while those looking to delete a message now only have two minutes to do so. That time limit was previously a full 15 minutes.
Other changes in this release include the addition of the Live Activities API, although that won’t officially be available as part of the initial iOS 16 release. We’ll need to wait for a point release later this year for that.
As always, it’s important to remember that this is a beta and that things could well go wrong. Apple is also keen to make sure that everyone is aware of the risks, too.
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.
Those who are registered for the public beta can now download the new update right now from beta.apple.com. You’ll need to install the public beta profile, available on the aforementioned Apple’s website, to do that.