Apple’s massive WWDC 2022 event keynote is already in the books, and users can’t believe how many exciting new feature announcements were made during the event. The best news, of course, was iOS 16 and the exciting new iPhone features Apple has added to its mobile operating system. In June at the WWDC event, Apple announced iOS 16 and in classic tradition shortly after announcing a new version update on the same day the developer beta was made available.
Some of Apple’s new iOS 16 features were already revealed in the developer version. iOS 16 introduces a range of exciting new features and we are desperately waiting for them, but we all have to wait until September for the official version of iOS 16 to be released. Needless to say, the first thing everyone thinks about is when they can download the first beta version of iOS 16 for developers. But when will Apple make the first iOS 16 beta available for download?
When will the iOS 16 public beta come out?
At WWDC 2022, Apple revealed that iOS 16 has a revamped configurable lock screen with image shuffles and live activities, improvements to Focus, Wallet, Maps, Parental Controls and SharePlay, the ability to edit texts, and a better dictation experience. While we wait for the official release, many of them are planning to install the beta version, but when should we anticipate the iOS 16 public beta test?
While Apple has yet to confirm an exact date, we can get a hint by tracking the release pattern of previous iOS public betas. In the program’s previous years, the public beta was usually released in June; iOS 12 public beta began on June 25e 2018, and iOS 13 public beta began on June 24e However, the pandemic caused Apple to postpone the 2020 WWDC event, so Apple had to move its event from early July to late June. Because of this, the public beta of iOS 14 was released on July 9e 2020. Last year, iOS 15 was made public on June 30, 2021, a day earlier than predicted. With a final July release date, we expect iOS 16 public beta to be available around July 7e 2022. Of course, this is just a guess, but we’ll update this area when we get confirmation from Apple.
It’s not just the coders who take the brunt of all new software when it’s released. The developer beta is also available to regular users. Those users who are interested and want to install developer beta on their iOS devices can sign up for an Apple Developer Program membership, which costs $99 per year in the United States. Those who don’t want to register as developers can join Apple’s free beta software program to access public betas when they become available in July. Keep in mind that it may not be a good idea to download the developer beta or public beta on your iOS device you are currently using as it can cause a lot of problems, reduce battery life, lose data, and much more. Some applications may also not work properly on your iOS device.
Until next time, with a different topic. Until then, Toodles.