Following Tuesday’s release of iOS 16.4 beta 3 to developers, Apple is now rolling out the third iOS 16.4 public beta to users registered in the Apple Beta Software Program. As we previously covered, the update brings multiple new features and changes to the operating system.
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Users who have already installed a previous public beta of iOS 16.4 can now install the latest version by going to Settings > General > Software Update on their iPhone or iPad. The build number for today’s update is 20E5229e.
What’s new with iOS 16.4
iOS 16.4 comes with multiple new features. This includes dozens of new emoji, updates to the Music and Podcast apps, 5G Standalone support, new HomeKit architecture, previews of Mastodon links in Messages, and more. The update is expected to be released to the public sometime in March or April.
- Roundup: Here’s every new feature and change in iOS 16.4 beta 1
- iPhone Lock Screen Shortcut: How to use
- iOS 16.4 to detail Always-On display battery consumption
- iOS 16.4 and iPadOS 16.4 add new Emoji for iPhone and iPad
- iOS 16.4 adds new capabilities for web apps on iPhone and iPad, including access to push notifications
- iOS 16.4 reintroduces new HomeKit architecture
- iOS 16.4 expands 5G support to new regions, plus Google Fi users
- iOS 16.4 hints at HomePod launch in Israel with Siri in Hebrew
- iOS 16.4: iMessage now supports rich content previews for Mastodon posts
- Apple is making it easier for registered developers to install iOS betas, but eliminating profile sharing
- iOS 16.4 beta 3 lets users sign in with a different Apple ID to download beta software
- iOS 16.4 beta hints at Car Key feature dropping NFC support in the future
More updates available
In addition to iOS 16.4 public beta 3, Apple is also rolling out the following updates to users registered in the Apple Beta Software Program:
- iPadOS 16.4 beta 3
- watchOS 9.4 beta 3
- tvOS 16.4 beta 3
- macOS Ventura 13.3 beta 3
Spot any changes in today’s release of iOS 16.4 beta 3 or iPadOS 16.4 beta 3? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter.
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