iOS 16 beta 2 changes

Apple has released the second beta version of iOS 16, and with it, Apple has also released iPadOS 16 beta 2, watchOS 9 beta 2, tvOS 16 beta 2, macOS 13 Ventura beta 2, and HomePodOS 16 beta 2 to developers for testing purposes. The new betas bring new capabilities, features and improve some of the changes Apple made with the previous iOS 16 release. Let’s take a look at some of the changes noted in Developer beta 2, they are as follows:

iOS 16 beta 2 changes

  • Apple has improved the editing and creation of new lock screens. Swiping up and touching the trash can now remove lock screens you no longer want.
  • The wallpaper selector in the Settings app has also been updated to make it clear which wallpaper you are changing.
  • When you set a new photo as the background, Apple now lets you pinch or squeeze to adjust the cropping of that background.
  • For setting images as wallpaper, there are two new filter options: color wash and duotone.
  • The dynamic astronomy background has been updated with a bright green dot on the map showing your current position. The Astronomy background contains a dot that indicates your current position on Earth.
  • SMS filtering for Messages has been improved.
  • iOS 16 beta 2 includes support for iCloud backup over LTE and 5G networks. Previously, you had to be connected to Wi-Fi to back up your iPhone to iCloud. Apple adds 5G backup in iOS 15. The option to do this via LTE has been added to iOS 16 Developer beta 2.
  • Earth’s dynamic wallpaper is now available on older devices, such as the iPhone XS and XR.
  • You can now long press and browse a video on iOS 16 system video player.
  • Apple Cash has a new user interface that displays balance as well as send and request buttons.
  • The “Send & Request” interface for Apple Cash has changed in the second beta of iOS 16. It is now a single merged button instead of two separate buttons, and the balance is more clearly displayed.
  • The Apple Card interface of the Wallet app now displays a summary of your daily/weekly/monthly rewards earned.
  • If you receive an SMS from an unknown sender, it will appear in the Unknown Senders section of your Messages app, there is an option “Report unwanted sender” at the bottom of the message. This feature has been available in iMessage for years, but iOS 16 extends it to SMS/MMS as well. Because it depends on your carrier, not everyone will be able to view it.
  • If you have a dual SIM phone, you can click the three-dot button at the top of the message list to filter your messages by the SIM number they’re associated with.
  • You can now save a screenshot in a Quick Note in addition to Save to Photos and Save to Files.
  • App Language Translation: Turkish, Thai, Polish, Indonesian and Dutch are now supported by Translate app.

That’s it folks! These are some of the changes we notice in the new release of iOS 16 Beta 2. If you find out about any other features we missed, let us know in the comment section below.

Until next time, with a different topic. Until then, Toodles.

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