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New iOS 16 beta now available!

Until the new version of iOS is officially released, we will have to see several betas of the new version of Apple’s operating system. And it is that the fourth version of iOS is now available, available only for developers, with some important news and improvements in some aspects.

A few hours ago the launch of the fourth version of the beta of iOS 16, iPadOS 16, tvOS 16 and macOS Ventura. Although it does not bring many new features, it is true that there have been some improvements in performance as well as in other aspects, such as the Messages app.

Main novelties

In this new beta, the main novelties of beta 4 of iOS 16 refer to the Messages app updates. In addition to the news, some problems and errors that have been found in the other betas are solved. Among the novelties, the following stand out:

  • Edit a message: for 15 minutes, users can make up to 5 edits to a given message, and recipients will be able to see a record of the edits made to the message. Once you’ve reached the limit of five edits, the “edit” option will disappear from the long-press menu.
  • Undo send: Users will now be able to unsend any message up to 2 minutes after sending it.

  • Mark as unread: this alternative allows you to mark messages as unread when you don’t have time to reply, but want to make sure you reply to the sender later.
  • Live Activities: one of the most attractive functions presented during the WWDC had not been seen until now. But as of this week the Live Activities API is now available to developers, which means they can try it out and see how they can implement the feature in their apps. Live Activities displays and updates the latest app data on the iPhone lock screen. This allows people to see the live information that matters most to them at a glance. During the June event, Apple demonstrated that Live Activities can work for an Uber ride or seeing if our Starbucks order is ready. With iOS 16, Apple brings FaceTime Transfer, which allows you to seamlessly transfer calls from your iPhone to your Mac or iPad, and vice versa. The company is also adding live captions in FaceTime, allowing you to see automatically transcribed dialogue embedded in your video calls.

So you can download the beta if you are not a developer

As we have mentioned before, until Apple officially releases the new version of iOS, only developers will be able to have the test versions. However, there is a fairly simple way to access the betas without being a developer. To do this, follow the steps explained below:

  1. With your iPhone, iPad or Mac go to betaprofiles.com.
  2. Go to the profile you want to download and click on “Install Profile”.
  3. Accept the liability agreement.
  4. Install the profile in the Settings app.
  5. Reboot the device.
  6. Open Settings > General > Software Update.
  7. Regularly update your device.

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