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Apple releases iOS 16.5 and iPadOS 16.5 to the public

Apple has released iOS 16.5 and iPadOS 16.5 to the public, with the new updates now installable on iPhones and iPads.

As WWDC 2023 and the introduction of iOS 17 looms, Apple isn't quite finished with iOS 16 yet. With the release of iOS 16.5 and iPadOS 16.5, Apple is making relatively few visible changes to the operating systems, with new features likely being saved for the next milestone releases.

The release of iOS 16.5 and iPadOS 16.5 occurs after a brief beta-testing period, which consisted of three rounds of testing.

As for the content of the updates, the betas indicated that features on the way included a dedicated Sports tab in Apple News, additional screen recording instructions for Siri, and a four-screen picture-in-picture mode for the Apple TV app.

The relatively few public-facing changes is a change from iOS 16.4, which had a lot more visible updates.

How to update to the latest releases

Devices update automatically within a day or two, depending on the user's settings. Those who want to install the update sooner can do so manually.

For iOS and iPadOS, users can navigate to the Settings app, select General, then Software Update.