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Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming iOS 16.1 update to public beta testers, with the beta coming one week after Apple seeded the second public beta. Apple has also seeded a new public beta of iPadOS 16.1.

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Public beta testers who have signed up for Apple's free beta testing program can download the ‌iOS 16.1 or iPadOS 16.1‌ betas over the air after installing the proper certificate from the Public Beta website.

With the latest iPadOS 16.1 beta, Apple has expanded Stage Manager to the 2018 and 2020 iPad Pro models, no longer limiting it to the M1 iPad Pro and the M1 iPad Air. Stage Manager is a new way of multitasking on the iPad, allowing for four apps to be open at once with resizable windows. With the expansion of Stage Manager, Apple removed the feature that allows it to work with external displays. The functionality will return in a later beta and this option will remain limited to the M1 iPads.

Apple says that iOS 16.1 will introduce Live Activities, an interactive notification feature designed to let you keep an eye on things happening in real time. Live Activities will be available on the Lock Screen and Dynamic Island, but you won't see them in the beta because developers are still working on implementing support.

The update includes a Clean Energy Charging feature in the United States that causes the iPhone to selectively charge at times when lower carbon emission electricity is available, plus it lays the groundwork for Matter, a smart home standard that Apple plans to begin supporting this fall.

The second developer beta of iOS 16.1 tweaked the design of the battery status bar icon, adding a visual indication of charge level. It also changed the battery font, updated the Lock Screen charging indicator, and fixed a copy and paste bug.

Other new features in iOS 16.1 include a deletable Wallet app, changes to the Lock Screen customizing interface, and more, with details available in our iOS 16.1 feature guide.


Article Link: Apple Seeds New Public Betas of iOS 16.1 and iPadOS 16.1 With Stage Manager for Older iPad Pro Models
 
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jonen

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Is there any hope for my iPad Air 4 with A14? Seems like it should be theoretically possible if the A12X and A12Z are fine... unless 6 cores vs. 8 cores is the difference maker.
 
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Salmon_Man

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this fixed the ability to turn the volume up/down from the Now Playing app on my Apple Watch Ultra!

I wasn't able to turn the volume up/down from my watch and Siri wasn't able to play music from Apple Music during my runs... fixed!
 

longterm

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I like having multiple lock screens, and being able to switch them from the Control Panel; it would be great if they could be scheduled, so I could use one lock screen in the daytime, another at night. I'm guessing this might be doable with a Shortcut though.
 

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Is there any hope for my iPad Air 4 with A14? Seems like it should be theoretically possible if the A12X and A12Z are fine... unless 6 cores vs. 8 cores is the difference maker.
Since everything has to adapt to finger as a mouse cursor, 11” make no sense. Of cause, text are there and the app canvas resize for a viable manner, even the trackpad on Magic Keyboard looks way too big for point and click when everything cramps within 11” estates.
 

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I like having multiple lock screens, and being able to switch them from the Control Panel; it would be great if they could be scheduled, so I could use one lock screen in the daytime, another at night. I'm guessing this might be doable with a Shortcut though.
If you assign each lock and home screen combo to a Focus mode, you can schedule when each Focus is active.
 

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iPad OS, changing between Apps or Safari Tabs makes them become blured/pixelated for a few milliseconds.
The worst user experience thing of Stage Manager is, there is no "touch on top bar" to auto scroll e.g. in safari to the top of the page.
 
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JosephAW

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Having problems using Apple Pay for some of my cards, bank says wrong expiration date. Deleted them and added them and still having same problem. Don't like being a forced beta tester, I'm still on 16.0.2. o_O
 
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Toratek

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4th generation iPad Pro 12.9 here, and it's working better than expected, so far.
 
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