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iOS 16 beta 2 and iPadOS 16 beta 2 now available to developers

Updated 9 months ago
apple WWDC ios 16 lockscreen
Image: Apple

Apple rolled out iOS 16 beta 2 and iPadOS 16 beta 2 on Wednesday, June 22nd.

The second betas come just over two weeks after the first beta releases debuted at WWDC 2022. While Apple’s developer betas are typically followed shortly by public betas, we’re still waiting for the first public betas of iOS 16 and iPadOS 16. In the meantime, you’ll need a developer account if you want to check out all of the new features.

What’s new in iOS 16 beta 2?

iOS 16 beta 2 makes it easier to delete your custom lock screens, added two new filters for wallpapers, improved SMS filtering in Messages, adds support for iCloud Backup over LTE and 5G, spruces up the system video player, and changes the Apple Cash UI.

Which devices work with the new beta?

iOS 16 beta 2 is now available to developers, as is iPadOS 16 beta 2.

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 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 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!


More iOS 16 coverage: If you want to know even more about iOS 16, be sure to read our breakdown from the WWDC 2022 keynote in early June.

Jacob Siegal
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.