If you’re brand new to the concept of iOS 16 beta, let’s start with that. A few months ago at the WWDC event, Apple announced their next iOS version, iOS 16, and hinted that the new update will come with the next iPhone model, iPhone 14.
The first public beta version of iOS 16 was recently launched, but users are still waiting for the official release date of the stable version of iOS 16. The operating system was previously only available to developers and there is a gradual rollout of the public beta.
But when will the stable version of iOS 16 be released? We’ll talk more about that in this guide.
What are the new features in iOS 16 public beta?
Before discussing the stable version of iOS 16, let’s highlight some of the important factors and features available in the public beta. The list is not very extensive, so we have shortlisted the top 5.
Ever since the announcement of iOS 16, people have been raving about the new lock screen feature. Apple has revamped the look and functionality of the lock screen with new themes and fun graphics and wallpapers. In addition, the lock screen will also have more widgets, something that was previously available on Android phones for years. The customization options will also be diverse.
Moving on from the lock screen, the next thing that’s going to change is the notification switch and appearance. Now notifications can be accessed on the screen or by swiping from bottom to top. However, there will be an option for the users to hide their on-screen notifications if they don’t want them all to appear on the screen.
Previously, the camera app had one shutter from which users could select the camera mode. Now the new iOS version offers two separate buttons to choose between the primary camera and the ultra-wide camera. Also, the enhanced cinematic mode is expected to further transform the photos.
If you use Apple’s native keyboard, you can be sure that it is not as easy to use as you think. Not only is the navigation very slowed down and chopped, but it’s also not as reliable as Google’s Gboard. The upcoming iOS 16 will fix that and make the typing experience much more streamlined for the users.
Finally, users have instant access to some of the best privacy features, including app tracking data and native VPN usage, just to name a few. There is an additional feature called lockdown mode to protect the device from spyware.
When will the iOS 16 Stable version come?
With iOS 16 betas rolling out one after another, we would say users will have to wait until September or October to get their hands on the stable version of iOS 16. If you’re considering downloading the beta version, we recommend doing it on an accessory iPhone and not the primary device you use every day.