Apple Releases Second Betas of iOS 16.5, macOS Ventura 13.4, watchOS 9.5, and tvOS 16.5

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Apple on Tuesday seeded the second betas of its iOS 16.5, iPadOS 16.5, macOS Ventura 13.4, watchOS 9.5, and tvOS 16.5. The new beta releases come two weeks following the first release of the operating systems’ betas.

iOS 16.5 and iPadOS 16.5

The second betas of iOS 16.5 and iPadOS 16.5 are now available to developers for testing. Developer betas can be installed by developers through the Apple Developer Center or by performing an over-the-air update on devices with the proper configuration installed.

Registered developers ready their devices to install the betas by going to the Settings app, tapping on “General,” then tapping on “Software Update,” tapping on the “Beta Updates” option and then toggling the “iOS 16/iPadOS 16 Developer Beta” switch to on. An Apple ID that is associated with an Apple developer account is required to both download and install Betas.

So far, only a few changes have been found in the first developer beta

  1. A new Sports tab in the Apple News app has been discovered
  2. Siri can now start a screen recording upon oral command

macOS Ventura 13.4

Apple has also released the second beta seed of macOS Ventura 13.4 to developers for testing. The new beta seed arrives two weeks after the release of the first beta.

The macOS Ventura 13.4 developer beta can be downloaded by registered developers from the Apple Developer Center. Once the beta profile is installed on your Mac, later betas will then be available to download and install through the “Software Update” functionality in System Settings.

So far, we haven’t seen any new features or changes reported in ?macOS Ventura? 13.4 but if we find or hear of any new features, we will update you in this space.

macOS Ventura is compatible with the following Mac models:

  1. iMac 2017 and later
  2. Mac Pro 2019 and later
  3. iMac Pro 2017
  4. Mac mini 2018 and later
  5. MacBook Air 2018 and later
  6. MacBook 2017 and later
  7. MacBook Pro 2017 and later

watchOS 9.5

Apple also seeded the second beta of watchOS 9.5 to developers. The new beta seed comes two weeks after the first beta release.

The watchOS 9.5 beta can be installed on any compatible Apple Watch with the developer configuration profile installed. In the Watch app, installed on the device’s connected iPhone, go to “General” -> “Software Update” to install the beta. The Apple Watch must be charged up to at least 50% battery level, it must be on a charger, and it must be within range of the paired iPhone.

No new major features have as yet been found in the watchOS 9.5 update. We’ll update you in this article if any new features are discovered in the update.

Apple Watch models that are compatible with watchOS 9.5 include:

  1. Apple Watch Ultra
  2. Apple Watch Series 8
  3. Apple Watch Series 7
  4. Apple Watch Series 6
  5. Apple Watch SE
  6. Apple Watch Series 5
  7. Apple Watch Series 4

tvOS 16.5

Apple today also seeded the second tvOS 16.5 beta to developers. The new beta release comes two weeks after the first tvOS 16.5 beta.

The tvOS 16.5 beta is compatible with the Apple TV HD and the Apple TV 4K (1st and 2nd generation). The second beta can be installed on an Apple TV HD or Apple TV 4K device that has the proper developer profile installed. Profiles can be installed on an Apple TV box by using Xcode.

tvOS updates are usually minor in nature, focusing on behind-the-scenes bug fixes and performance improvements. No new features have been discovered as yet, but we’ll update this space if we find or learn anything new about the beta seed.

Beta User Caveat

Apple warns users not to install betas on their daily driver Apple devices. Betas should only be installed on devices used solely for testing purposes.

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