Apple releases the beta 7 of iOS and iPadOS 16, watchOS 9, tvOS 16 and beta 1 of iPadOS 16.1


A week after the previous one, which also signals the approach to final versions, Apple has made available to developers the seventh beta of iOS 16, iPadOS 16, watchOS 9 and tvOS 16. In the next few hours, beta 5 are also expected. public. No new beta for macOS 12 Ventura, stopped for a couple of weeks at beta 5.

Confirming Bloomberg’s rumors of recent days, in addition to the seventh beta of iPadOS 16, Apple has also released to developers the first beta of iPadOS 16.1 to continue development, bug fixes and other issues related to the Stage Manager function coming to iPads with M1 processor. In a statement issued to TechCrunchApple said iPadOS 16 will not be released in September, concurrently with iOS 16, but will instead arrive in version 16.1 in the following weeks.


All beta versions they can be installed in OTA modedirectly through the appropriate menu in the system settings of iOS, iPadOS and macOS, after having previously downloaded and installed the profiles available on the Apple Developer Center and on the site dedicated to public beta testers.

For installation on iPhone and iPad it is necessary to have at least 20% of residual charge or better still to keep the device connected to the mains during the update. It is also possible to update under the 5G network if the functionality has been activated in the settings.

For watchOS the app must be used on the connected iPhone and Apple Watch must have at least 50% autonomy and be within range of the iPhone‌ it is associated with. To install the beta on tvOS you need to download the profile ‌‌ using Xcode. Before updating it is always advisable to perform a system backup.

In general, being beta in any case, we recommend installing them only on devices that are not used daily as there may be bugs that would penalize the user experience.


There are several innovations arrived with these new major releases which, remember, will be released in a stable version in September. As usual, we will update this article if there are any noteworthy new features in these third betas.

One of the main innovations of iOS 16 concerns the new one lock screen on which i widget that resemble those of the Apple Watch and font and color of date and time that can be changed. On the iPhone (not all) the percentage of the battery always visible has also arrived. The notifications have been redesigned to appear from the bottom display, leaving the custom lock screen free. There is also the possibility of associating a particular background and widgets to a specific Full immersion, which can be activated simply by scrolling to the corresponding lock screen.