iPhone and iPad users with a developer profile are getting the update to iOS 16.1 beta 3 and iPadOS 16.1 beta starting today. Apple continues to make small changes to the systems, but this time the interim releases are accompanied by noticeable improvements, says MacRumors.
New wallpaper settings interface
In “Settings” you can quickly switch between saved wallpapers if you go to the appropriate section. One of the features of iOS 16 is the creation of several presets for the splash screen and lock screen widgets. Previously, they had to be changed only through the lock display, and now this is done using the item in the “Settings”. In addition, the button for adding wallpaper has become brighter and larger, according to 4PDA.
Stage Manager on older iPad Pros
The new multitasking mode already works not only on the iPad with the M1 chip, but also on the 2018 and 2020 iPad Pro equipped with the A12Z and A12X chips. In this beta, Apple has also removed external display support from Stage Manager. In the future, it will return, but only for iPad with M1.
Emergency SOS via satellite
In the release code, there are references to a new way to send emergency messages via satellite. The feature will officially launch in the US and Canada in November for the iPhone 14 series. It is clear from the code that it will be possible to transmit your location via satellites. And the system will also warn about the length of the required delay between messages.
NIX Solutions notes that in addition, a demo version of satellite communications will be available to users. Within its framework, the owner of the iPhone will be taught how to send a signal in an emergency. The function is also important to ensure that people do not contact emergency services for fun or curiosity.