Apple today released the fifth beta of iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 to developers. The iOS 16 Beta 5 version comes two weeks after Apple seeded the fourth beta of iOS 16 to developers in late July.
You can download the iOS 16 or iPadOS 16 Beta 5 on your iPhone/iPad by navigating to Settings > General > Software Update. The update will only show up on your iPhone or iPad if the developer beta profile is installed. If you are on the public beta channel, you should get the update within the next 24 hours. We will update this post as and when the public beta build is released.
iOS 16 betas are meant for developers to test new features before the release of the stable version in the fall. While Apple has fixed quite a lot of bugs already, we still recommend you to install the beta builds of iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 on a secondary device.
It’s worth noting that iOS 16 is compatible only with the iPhone 8 and models released after it. Apple has dropped support for many of the older iPhones with this release, including the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and original iPhone SE.
iOS 16 brings a new revamped Lock Screen, Shared iCloud Photo Library, improvements to first-party apps, such as Messages, Mail, and much more. The fourth beta build of iOS 16 brought a number of changes, and now it now remains to be seen what changes Apple has included in the fifth iOS 16 beta.
Alongside iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 Beta 5, Apple has also released the fifth betas of watchOS 9, tvOS 16, and macOS 13 Ventura. Have you installed iOS 16 beta 5 on your iPhone? Drop a comment and let us know!