Apple has just released iOS 16.2 beta 1 to developers, after yesterday’s public release of iOS 16.1. As of writing this article the iOS 16.2 Beta 1 has been released to public tester as well.
In addition to the first beta release of iOS 16.2, Apple has also released the first beta version of iPadOS 16.2, macOS Ventura 13.1 Beta 1, watchOS 9.2 Beta 1, and tvOS 16.2 Beta 1. The initial update to the beta version receives the build number 20C5032e. Because this is the initial beta, the update is approximately 5GB in size; however, the exact size may vary depending on the device being updated.
The long-awaited Freeform app is now available with the iOS 16.2 Beta 1. It appears like the upcoming iOS 16.2 will be a polished version of the previous iOS 16.1.
- Freeform app is now available (An app that allows iPhone, iPad, and Mac users to work together in real time)
- Matter integration to the Home app (you need to update Home software inside the Home app)
- More Advertisements in the App Store (for all iOS releases)
The beta update requires a beta profile on your iPhone. If you installed iOS 16.2 beta profile, you should see the update. To check manually, go to Settings > General > Software Update. If the first beta appears, tap Download and Install.