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iOS 16.1 beta: What You Need to Know

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  • September 16, 2022

iOS 16 is here, but it’s not perfect. iOS 16.1 beta is packed with bug fixes for major issues that came with the initial release of Apple’s mobile OS. Although this isn’t a massive update, it does tackle some important areas and makes them significantly better. In this article, we will take a look at what you need to know about the iOS 16.1 beta and its implications on your iPhone or iPad. Are you ready to dive in? Keep reading to find out more…

What’s New in iOS 16.1?

A quick rundown of what’s new in this latest version of the iOS 16 operating system. There aren’t any huge changes or new additions to the OS. Instead, Apple have opted to patch a lot of the issues that have been plaguing users over the past couple of weeks. One of the biggest changes in the iOS 16.1 beta is the fact that it brings a fix for the Wi-Fi and cellular issues that some users were facing. We are also expecting a fix for the ‘crackling’ noises that were being heard by some iPhone 8 and 8 Plus owners. We can also expect a quicker and more efficient Face ID unlock on the iPhone X. Apple also revealed to us that they are working on fixing the issue where the ‘Hey Siri’ feature doesn’t work if your iPhone is plugged in. There are also changes coming to the Health app, which is likely to feature minor improvements and bug fixes.

How to Install iOS 16.1 Beta

If you are an avid beta tester and aren’t afraid to experience a few bugs now and again, installing the iOS 16.1 beta on your device is very easy to do. All you need to do is follow these steps: First, you’ll need to make sure that your device is compatible with the beta version of the software. If you haven’t done this already, you can find out more by heading over to this link. Next, you will need to go into your device’s settings and navigate to General > Software Update. From there, you will be able to select ‘Learn More’ and choose ‘Bethe Beta Tester’. Once you have selected this option, you will be prompted to sign into your Apple ID. Once you have done this, you will be prompted to select which device you want to install the beta version of the software on. Once you have selected the device, you will be able to select ‘Install’ to download and install the iOS 16.1 beta on your device.

What’s Working and What’s Not?

Now that you have installed the beta version of the software, you may be wondering how reliable it is. The simple answer is that it depends entirely on the device you are using. If you are using an iPhone 8 or 8 Plus, you may notice an improvement in the speed at which the device unlocks using the Face ID feature. Some users have reported that the feature is significantly faster than it was before. However, there are also reports that the feature is slower than it was on the previous version of the software. If you are using an iPhone X, you will notice a minor difference in the way the device unlocks when you are using the ‘Hey Siri’ feature. Namely, it will now be possible to use the feature if your iPhone is plugged in. If you are a user of the Health app, you will notice a few minor visual changes and a few minor improvements here and there.

How to Restore Your Device from an iOS 16.1 Backup

If you are installing the beta version of the software on an iPhone or iPad that is already running an earlier version of the iOS 16 software, you will need to restore the device to factory settings before you install the beta version. If you don’t do this, there is a very good chance that the installation will fail. To restore your device, follow these steps: Before you do this, it is a very good idea to create a full backup of your device using iTunes or iCloud. This will allow you to restore your data and apps once you have installed the beta version of the software on your device. Now, select ‘Settings’, followed by ‘General’ and then ‘Software Update’. From there, select ‘Download and Install’, and follow the on-screen instructions to install the beta version of the software on your device.

Conclusion

If you are an avid Apple fan and like getting your hands on brand new software, then the iOS 16.1 beta is for you. This latest version of Apple’s mobile OS brings with it a number of bug fixes, as well as a handful of improvements to the Face ID unlock feature and the Health app. If you are someone who likes to test the latest software, installing the beta version of the iOS 16.1 on your device is easy to do. All you need to do is follow these steps, and you will be enjoying the latest version of Apple’s mobile OS in no time.