Apple has officially launched iOS 16.5, a much-anticipated software update that brings a host of new features and improvements. Here, I will provide a detailed overview of the update, including the new features, bug fixes, and essential steps to take after updating your device.
After Updating: Essential Steps
After updating your device to iOS 16.5, there are a few essential steps you should take:
- Update Your Other Devices: Make sure to update your Apple Watch, HomePod, and Apple TV to their respective latest versions.
- Check for Carrier Updates: After updating your iPhone, go to Settings > General > About. If there is a carrier update available, a pop-up will appear on your screen. Updating your carrier settings can improve network compatibility and overall performance.
- Explore New Features: Take some time to explore the new features introduced in the update, such as the new Pride wallpaper and the sports tab in the News application.
New Features and Updates
The iOS 16.5 update is not just for the iPhone. Apple has also released updates for the Mac, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. For devices that do not support iOS 16, Apple has released iOS 15.7.6.
One of the most exciting features of iOS 16.5 is the new Pride wallpaper, which comes with stunning animation and supports both dark and light modes. This new wallpaper can be added to your lock screen, enhancing the aesthetic appeal of your device.
In addition to the new wallpaper, Apple has introduced a new watch face to go along with it. Available on watchOS 9.5, the new Apple Watch Pride watch faces also support both light and dark modes.
Apple’s News application has also received an update, with a new sports tab for sports fans. This tab provides a centralized location for all sports-related news and updates.
The iOS 16.5 update also addresses several bugs that users have reported. These include:
- A bug prevented the beta update toggle from appearing in the settings for some users.
- Issues with Spotlight not providing the correct information or no information at all.
- A bug that caused the volume on the iPhone to increase to 100% after ending a FaceTime call.
- Issues with screen time on a child’s device turning off automatically.
- Problems with CarPlay losing some of the content.
Apple Music’s New Feature: Setlist
Apple Music has also received a new feature called Setlist. This feature allows you to see if any artist is having an upcoming concert. You can search by cities and countries, and even purchase tickets directly within Apple Music. The Setlist feature is integrated into Apple Maps, providing a seamless user experience.
The iOS 16.5 update brings a host of new features and improvements, enhancing the overall user experience. Make sure to update your device and explore all the new features that this update has to offer.