What’s new for iPhone and iPad

iOS 16 beta 3 and iPadOS 16 beta 3 are here, and they include some additional updates and changes to new features first announced at WWDC last month. Head below as we round up everything new in iOS 16 beta 3 and iPadOS 16 beta 3…

iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 are scheduled to be released to the public sometime this fall. We expect Apple to continue making changes and tweaks to updates in the lead up to this fall release. We are still waiting for the first public beta of iOS 16 to be released.

It’s also worth noting that, especially during early beta releases, the changes and improvements aren’t necessarily linear. This means that something that was working in iOS 16 beta 2 may be broken in iOS 16 beta 3. As always, proceed with caution.

With all that being said, what’s new in iOS 16 beta 3? Head below to find out.

iOS 16 beta 3 new features

  • iOS 16 beta adds support for the Shared Library in the Photos app. This feature was announced at WWDC and allows you to create a shared library “to combine photos and videos with the people closest to you.”
  • You can find the Shared Library feature in the Settings app under Photos. From there, you can choose to share the photos automatically or manually.
  • AFib history is now supported in the Health app. First announced at WWDC, this feature allows you to view your AFib data from your Apple Watch overtime.
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  • iOS 16 beta 3 adds a new Lockdown Mode option, as we did Covered in detail here.
  • there is new clownfish wallpaper, just like what was available on the original iPhone. However, this wallpaper is not shown to everyone yet.
  • iOS 16 beta 3 adds a new font option for Lock Screen customization features. It’s the same font that used to be the default font, prior to iOS 16.
  • As noted before Federico Viticci on TwitteriPadOS 16 beta 3 is making some changes to Stage Manager. There’s an updated multitasking menu that clearly outlines all the options, while there’s also a new window picker for multi-window apps.
  • There are new tutorials for preparing for the first time using Stage Manager for the first time. There’s also a new tutorial for when you connect your iPad to an external monitor for the first time.
  • There is a new setting for the Reminders app that allows you to “include both items that are overdue and due today in the number of badges”.
  • Wallet has added new features for using virtual cards saved in Safari with Apple Pay.
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