iOS 16.5 is now available for free download. Apple is releasing the new operating system just a few weeks after releasing a quick update. These are the new functions at a glance.
Apple only released a supplementary security update for the iPhone in early May 2023. After six weeks of beta testing and two release candidates, the latest version of the operating system is now available: iOS 16.5.
iOS 16.5: Apple releases new iPhone update
In addition to a new option for the lock screen, the current software update mainly contains improvements and bug fixes. Compared to the previous updates, however, the latest version contains few new features.
For example, the earlier beta versions of iOS 16.5 included, among other things, a new Siri command to start and stop a screen recording. However, this function is not included in the version that has now been released.
iPhone update: These are the new features
The new iPhone update introduces some innovations. For example, iOS 16.5 includes a new Pride Fest lock screen wallpaper. With this, Apple wants to honor the LGBTQ+ community and their culture. The new wallpaper is available to match the new Pride Celebration watchface and a Pride Sport band for the Apple Watch.
It also fixes an issue where Spotlight may become unresponsive and podcast content in CarPlay fails to load. An error in which settings from “Screen Time” can be reset or not synced across devices should no longer occur in the future.
There is a new feature in the Apple News app: the new “Sports” tab is now available there to make it easier to follow games and provide easier access to reports, results and tables. However, this function is not yet available in Germany.
In addition, Apple releases more information about around 40 security updates for all aspects of the system.
Install iOS 16.5
iOS 16.5 is available for download now. You can install the new system update on all models from the iPhone SE. To do this, go to the device settings under “General” and “Software update”. Then click on “Download and install” and enter your device code.
The latest version is believed to be the last iOS 16 update before Apple is expected to release iOS 17 in June 2023. There should be many new functions, especially for people with disabilities.