Apple is transiently working on releasing new updates to its existing iOS line-up and the next in line is the much-awaited iOS 16.4. Although there are no reports regarding the release of the official and stable public version of the iOS update, the good news is that Apple has already launched the second public beta of the update.
Currently, the developers and individuals that are part of Apple’s Beta Software program will be able to download the beta version and test things out.
This article will explore all the details you need to know regarding iOS 16.4, its features, and the changes that will come with this new update.
What are the new Features added to iOS 16.4?
When comparing the second beta of iOS 16.4 with the first build, there are some pretty distinctive differences worth mentioning.
One of the most substantial changes is the fact that Apple is bringing back the “page turn effect” for Apple Books.
Furthermore, there are reports that the second beta will also integrate 5G standalone features for Japanese users via the Softbank network. There are mentions of Apple Music Classical being a part of the second beta as well.
Interested users who wish to get their hands on the iOS 16.4 second beta will first need to update their iOS device to the first build of iOS 16.4 and then download the second beta that’s available to the users under Apple’s Beta Software program.
The first iOS 16.4 build comes with a variety of new features, including changes to the emoji lineup, an always-on display automation feature, improvements to the Safari and browser functions, optimal Apple music animations, etc.
How to download iOS 16.4 Second Beta?
If you are interested in downloading and testing out the iOS 16.4 second beta, there are certain factors you have to keep in mind.
Firstly, you must be part of Apple’s Beta program to be able to qualify for the download. Once that’s out of the way, follow the steps as mentioned:
- Open your iPhone Settings and tap General
- Go to “Software Update” in the Settings
- Tap on Beta updates and then click on iOS 16.4 Public Beta
- Navigate back to the Software Update section.
- Click on “Download and Install” when you find the update on the screen.
- You might need to enter your passcode for verification.
- Tap on “Agree” under Terms and Conditions.
- Finish the installation process from there.
And, that’s about it. Following these steps, you should be able to download the second beta of iOS 16.4 to test out the new features that are available with the update. Ideally, we’d recommend that you download unofficial beta versions to a spare iPhone instead of the primary one you use regularly.