Apple releases second public beta for iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS Ventura

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Apple has seeded the second public beta versions of iOS 16, iPadOS 16, tvOS 16, and macOS Ventura to members of its software testing program.

The second public beta versions of the new software updates should be essentially identical to the fourth developer beta counterparts, which were released on Wednesday.

Interested users can sign up for Apple's Beta Software Program and download the new betas from the associated web portal.

New features in iOS 16 include a redesigned Lock Screen with support for widgets and additional customization, the ability to edit or delete iMessages, and an Apple Pay Later installment plan, among a slew of other features.

The iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 public betas have a build number of 20A5328h. The macOS Ventura public beta build number is 22A5311f. The tvOS 16 public beta build number is 20J5344f.

Apple did not release a fourth developer beta of watchOS 9 on Wednesday, so a second public beta hasn't been released either.

In iPadOS 16, Apple has moved its tablet a bit closer to its Mac with a feature called Stage Manager, which will allow for windowed multitasking. Apple's watchOS 9 introduces new faces, heart rate zones, a Medications app, and other additional fitness and health features.

Comparatively, tvOS 16 is a smaller update but still includes new features like additional gaming controller support, new Smart Home features, and cross-device compatibility.