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iOS 16.1 beta 2 and iPadOS 16.1 beta 3 rolling out now

Updated 2 months ago
Published Sep 20th, 2022 1:25PM EDT
Apple revealed iOS 16 at WWDC 2022.
Image: Apple

Apple rolled out the first iOS and iPadOS betas since the launch of the iPhone 14 on Tuesday, September 20. Both iOS 16.1 beta 2 and iPadOS 16.1 beta 3 dropped today, as Apple continues to stagger the beta releases between the iPhone and iPad due to the delay of iPadOS 16. These will be substantial updates that should fix some notable bugs.

What’s new in iOS 16.1 beta 2?

Apple made a number of small adjustments in beta 2, such as having the battery icon deplete as the battery drains, adding a Move to Shared Library button in Photos, and giving iPhone owners the ability to sign up for Fitness+ without an Apple Watch.


Which devices work with the new beta?

iOS 16.1 beta 2 is now available to developers, as is iPadOS 16.1 beta 3.

If you want to know whether or not your device is compatible with iOS 16 or iPadOS 16, we put together a full list below containing every supported device. If your device is on the list and you have a developer account, you’re good to go:

  • iPhone 14
  • iPhone 14 Plus
  • iPhone 14 Pro
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation)
  • iPhone SE (3rd generation)
  • iPod touch (7th generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (1st generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st generation)
  • iPad Pro 10.5-inch
  • iPad Pro 9.7-inch
  • iPad (7th generation)
  • iPad (6th generation)
  • iPad (5th generation)
  • iPad mini (5th generation)
  • iPad Air (3rd generation)

How to download and install iOS 16.1 beta 2

As you all know by now, installing the latest iOS or iPadOS beta on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch could not be easier. Just navigate to Settings > General > Software Update and then tap “Download and Install” at the bottom of that page.

If you want, you can also install the update through iTunes by connecting your iOS device to your computer. Whichever method you choose, just make sure to back up your device before installing the update. You can never be too careful!


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Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.