Not only Apple enthusiasts are looking forward to the official launch of the iPhone 14, but people are also excited about the newer beta versions of iOS 16. The iOS 16 Beta 6 is officially available for the public to use and review its various functionalities.
If you haven’t received the beta update notification and don’t know what to expect, we’ve got all the details for you.
What’s new and different in beta 6?
Since this is the public beta of iOS 16, it’s not surprising that people are now curious about new features just around the corner. If you’re in the same boat, we’ve got some good news for you.
With the new Beta 6, Apple has focused more on improving the bug fixes rather than focusing on adding new features. Since the release of the iOS 16 developer beta, users probably expected the public beta to be pushed for a few more weeks.
But the good news is that the public beta is here for users to check and test for themselves.
Apple is now only focused on introducing better stability and bug fixes in iOS 16. It’s not the first time Apple has rolled out its new public beta of the upcoming iOS 16. This is something that Apple has been doing for the past few years – right before the launch of their new iPhone model.
New features on iOS 16 beta 4
However, there is now Apple without a few new features, right? Though less so, the iOS 16 Beta 6 comes with a slew of new features that deserve an honorable mention in the list.
- Battery percentage indicator
If you have any idea about iOS 16 beta 5, you know that Apple has reduced the battery percentage display. The feature is there and most users are delighted, but Apple has given the users complete autonomy. There is an option to turn off the indicator especially when the iPhone is switched to Low Power mode.
For the users who find the indicator distracting, just slide the battery percentage to the left and it will disappear from the status bar.
Things have changed dramatically for the iPhones since the launch of iOS 16 at the WWDC event. The new iOS 16 came with the choice to customize the lock screen and add widgets, etc. Apple also announced a Live Activity widget at launch.
But while this particular feature was available in the beta 4 launch, the beta 6 launch no longer has the live activity widget on the lock screen, indicating that the final stable release may not have the live activity widget after all.
On the other hand, Apple also announced that the Live Activity widget would not go live yet with the launch of iOS 16. If so, there is a chance that this particular feature will be launched later.
If you have yet to try iOS 16 in beta, you can go ahead and download the public beta from the developer or public beta availability. We recommend that you try the unstable iOS versions only in a spare iPhone instead of your primary iPhones. Since these public betas are not the stable version, they contain many bugs and software issues that can affect the long-term usability of your iPhone.
Keep an eye on this space for more information about iOS 16 and the official availability of the stable version.