What’s New on iOS 16.1 Beta 3?

By Govind

With the recent launch of iOS 16 on September 12, 2022, Apple is all set to surprise its users with a minor release of iOS 16.1. However, like every time, the brand doesn’t want to risk introducing an update that doesn’t live up to the user’s expectations.

As Apple is gearing up for this minor release, the brand has already introduced three public beta versions of this new operating system to the registered developers. Currently, we have access to the iOS 16.1 Public Beta 3.

If you are curious about this new public beta of iOS 16.1 and want to know more about the kind of features that are available, we have all the information sorted in this guide for you.

What will users get with iOS 16.1?

Given that iOS 16.1 is a minor release following the official launch of iOS 16, we’d highly recommend that the users don’t have a lot of expectations of this new iOS version.

But, that aside, here’s a list of the features that are available with the third public beta of iOS 16.1.

1.      Live activities

This is a real-time widget kind of feature on the lock screen that will allow iPhone users to stay informed and on-trend with what’s happening around them.

2.      Live activities API

Another important feature that the users will get access to with the iOS 16.1 Public Beta 3 is the live activities API. This is an ideal feature for sports enthusiasts who want to keep up with the progress of a sporting event, the progress of a ride, etc. The developer API will further refine the live activities feature with iOS 16.1.

3.      Apple wallet can be deleted

Ever since its release, the new iOS 16.1 public beta 3 brings the feature for the users to be able to delete the Apple Wallet for good from the device. Doing so comes with consequences because users will then not be able to use associated apps like Apple Pay, Apple Cash, etc.

4.      Matter support

This particular feature was introduced with the initial public beta of iOS 16.1 but looks like the same was removed from the Settings with the Public beta 3. Whether or not the same will make a comeback with another beta version is something we’d have to look forward to.

5.      iCloud Shared photo library

This particular feature came around with iOS 16 and looks like Apple is set to further refine the feature with the minor release of iOS 16.1. This will allow the iPhone users to share the albums with up to 6 people, making it easier to share photos without any hassle.

6.      Clean energy charging

With clean energy charging, Apple is working towards reducing its carbon footprint by optimizing the charging times of its iPhone.


With so many different releases with the iOS 16.1 Public beta 3, it isn’t surprising that developers are currently testing out the iOS 16.1 to pick apart any downsides to the OS. Also, with this being the third public beta for developers, we can expect the standard public beta for normal users to come out soon as well.

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By Govind
Being in love with the tech world, Govind joined the technology world in 2015 and started writing about tech stuff (mobile, PC, games, other gadgets). He loves playing games, travelling, photography and sharing the latest news & updates about every Apple products (iPhone, iPad, Mac, etc.).

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