With the way Apple has been consistently updating its iOS releases, it looks like things aren’t settling down any time soon.
Just as users were reeling from the release of iOS 16 and iOS 16.1, Apple released iOS 16.2 to the public users on December 14, 2022. Despite being one of the most important iOS updates this year, Apple isn’t settling down any time soon.
Immediately after the release of iOS 16.2, Apple already released the beta version of iOS 16.3 to the developers on December 15, 2022.
With Apple being so consistent and unpredictable, it’s pointless at this point to know what kind of features to expect in the iOS 16.3 update. The Apple Music Sing that came with the iOS 16.2 release came as a complete shock to everyone, so we can also expect new features with the iOS 16.3 update.
What are the new features in iOS 16.3 Beta?
Apple has announced a range of features with the iOS 16 updates, but most of them have not yet been included in the final public release.
So there are possibilities that Apple will take inspiration from these and most likely update them with the iOS 16.3 beta launch.
While no one is hinting at the new features available with the first beta of iOS 16.3, reports suggest that physical security keys for Apple ID will be available. Users can now secure their Apple ID with a FIDO certified physical key.
When is the iOS 16.3 Beta release date?
The first installment of the iOS 16.3 beta was released on December 15, 2022. But with the holiday season approaching, another update will most likely not arrive until 2023.
Tech nerds predict that more releases or updates around the same will be available in mid-January or early February 2023.
How do I install the iOS 16.3 public beta?
The currently available beta of iOS 16.3 is a developer beta, accessible only to registered developers under Apple’s Developer Beta testing program.
When the iOS 16.3 public beta is available, you can follow the mentioned steps to download it:
- Go to the Apple Beta page and click “Sign Up”
- You need to register there with your Apple ID
- Log in to the beta software program
- Under that, tap on “Enroll your iOS device”
- On your iOS device, go to https://beta.apple.com/profile.
- Then download and install the configuration profile that appears
- If necessary, you may need to manually adjust some settings in your iPhone to configure things properly
- Once done, you should be able to download the beta version under General > Software Update.
With the iOS 16.3 beta, users expect an influx of new features and updates. If you’re looking to extend the functionality of your iPhone, chances are iOS 16.3 will spawn a range of features and updates that make that possible. We’ll have to wait for Apple to release the public beta for more details.