It's Already Time For iOS And iPadOS 16.2: The Beta Is Underway With Many New Features

These are days of fire from the point of view of updates for Apple. The day before yesterday the house of apple made available iPadOS 16.1 and macOS Venturabeyond iOS 16.1 for the iPhone but development never stops and today it is already time for the first beta of iOS and iPadOS 16.2.

Their build which was released for the developers contains several interesting functionalities. Let’s find out together!

New Freeform app: Easy collaboration

New Freeform app
New Freeform app

Let’s start with a new app called Freeform, and first announced at WWDC. Freeform it’s a digital canvas designed for cooperation and allows users of iPhone, iPad, And Mac to work together in real-time, contributing with images, notes, scribbles, documents, web links, PDFs, and more, adding content visible to all.

Apple’s Freeform app is designed to work with Apple Pencil on ‌iPad‌ and can be used with FaceTime for visual feedback among the participants.

External Monitor Support For Stage Manager

External Monitor Support For Stage Manager
External Monitor Support For Stage Manager

In iPadOS 16Apple had removed support for a Stage Manager on external monitors for iPads with M1 and M2 as a way to be able to introduce the functionality to the iPad Pro with A12X and A12Z chips.

Now with iPadOS 16.2Stage Manager can be used again with external monitors, supporting up to eight apps instead of four, but only on iPad M1 And M2.

The Home app is renewed

The Home app is renewed
The Home app is renewed

As we saw earlier this month, Matter 1.0 is finally with us and Apple updates its app accordingly Home for controlling smart devices. The update comes along with the betas for HomePod 16.2, iOS 16.2, iPadOS 16.2, tvOS 16.2, And ‌MacOS Ventura‌ 13.1.

According to Apple, Home now has one new architecture that allows better performance and is more reliable in homes with many smart accessories.

120Hz ProMotion Support

On devices that support ProMotion, Apple now states that the changes to the animated layout of the SwiftUI will support a 120Hz refresh rate.

Unintentional SOS calls

iPhones have a feature that allows you to do calls to emergency services if necessary, a function further developed with iPhone 14 the Apple Watch of 2022 with accident detection. The problem is that Apple is receiving a series of notifications that the feature is activated even accidentally, without the user needing it.

Now with iOS 16.2, it appears that Apple is collecting data on these reports.

Software Updates

With iOS 16.2, Apple made a change to the section Updates app software Settings, available in General. The text of the installed software version is now bolder, making it more noticeable.

After releasing yesterday the update for developers, Apple today opened the iOS 16.2 beta And iPadOS 16.2 to all interested users. The news is the same, with the new app Freeformsupport ai external monitors for Stage Manager on iPads, the new architecture of Home, and some other small changes.

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Abram left his e-business studies to devote himself to his entrepreneurial projects. In 2017, he created the company Inbound Media and wrote articles about high-tech products for his Chromebookeur site. In 2019, Chromebookeur was renamed Macbound and became a general purchasing advice site. Today, Abram manages the development and growth of Macbound, surrounded by a young and talented team.

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