iOS 16 beta 2 comes with more improvements for messages and backup
Apple this week (June 22) released updates to the developer betas of iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS Ventura, and watchOS 9, with some bug fixes and refinements to the new features announced at WWDC.
While the Stage Manager in iPadOS 16 has seen some improvements, making it easier to resize windows, and being able to hide the Dock, the Messages app is taking older software versions into account when editing messages.
Two messages will be sent – one original message and another newly edited message.
There’s also the ability to create a backup to iCloud using your cellular data plan, but as other users await the public beta release of iOS 16 (along with other platform releases), we suspect the wait won’t be long.
Analysis: When might the iOS 16 public beta arrive?
Apple’s beta releases usually come two-three weeks after the previous version, whether it’s iOS 15.6. small release like (opens in new tab)Or the tentpole release of iOS 16.
At the time of writing, it’s been two weeks since WWDC and the first developer beta arrived. We usually see the public beta when Beta 3 appears. Until then, there will be a bunch of feedback given by developers who are using the first release, and all that applied to features in the new software.
For example, WWDC 2021 was June 7, with the public beta coming three weeks before Apple’s July date. Whereas the iOS 14 public beta arrived on July 8, just within three weeks after WWDC 2020 was hosted remotely.
That’s why we suspect the public beta of iOS 16 and other updates will arrive around the week starting July 4. That way, they are released after the federal holiday break, and users can learn how new updates will benefit them, albeit with caution.
Regardless, these are still early, in-development versions that will be on most iPhones by 2022. So be aware that you may encounter bugs and other problems if you decide to install… when the public beta arrives.