iOS 16.1 RC Problems, Features, Bugs Fixed, Improvements

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Posted in News by Patricia on October 18, 2022

iOS 16.1 RC

Apple has released iOS 16.1 RC build number 20B79. This is the final beta update before the public release of iOS 16.1 announced for October 24. Check out the common problems, new features, bugs fixed, improvements and more!

iOS 16.1 RC Problems

This is the last chance to report issues before the public release. Help us uncover them and we will try to provide the best troubleshooting options available, as well as forward your feedback to Apple:

  • 1. Live Activities not availablein the Apple TV app.
  • 2. Stage Manager rotation bug when you switch from Landscape to Portrait and back to Landscape every window is a different size and in a different position. Reported by Chris D.
  • 3. iOS 16 Dark theme wallpaper not included. (Not really a bug, but something many iPhone fans have been waiting for).
  • 4. External display support not available in this iPadOS version (Also not a bug, but it’s something that’s missing and was included in earlier betas.)
  • 5. To be updated! (Contribute in the comments!)
  • Fact: For more known issues we also recommend you to check iOS 16.1 Developer release notes.

iOS 16.1 Features

ios 16.1 release notes
Below you can review all changes highlighted by Apple in the update log:

iOS 16.1 RC Bugs Fixed

According to Apple’s release notes we can highlight three issues that have been addressed in this release:

  • 1. Deleted texts might continue to appear in the conversation list in Messages.
  • 2. Dynamic Island content not available in Reachability view.
  • 3. CarPlay not connecting when using a VPN app.
  • Nevertheless, we expect many other under-the-hood fixes for annoying iOS 16 problems. We’re updating them below after testing and after receiving feedback from our readers:

  • 4.
  • 5. To be updated! (Contribute in the comments!)

iOS 16.1 RC Download

iOS 16.1 download
This update is available over-the-air in Settings -> General -> Software Update as long as the iOS 16 Beta Profile is installed on iPhone.

Else, you have to sign up as a Public Beta tester and enroll your device, with the help of the iOS 16 Configuration Profile. A step-by-step guide is available here.

Tip: Do perform a full encrypted backup of your iPhone on computer in Finder (Mac) or iTunes (Windows), before updating!

Have you installed iOS 16.1 RC on iPhone? Have you noticed any other changes not mentioned in this article? What about other bug fixes or new problems? Share your feedback in the comments!

Related: Apple has also released iPadOS 16.1 RC (20B79), macOS Ventura 13 RC (22A379), watchOS 9.1 RC (20S75) and tvOS 16.1 RC (20K71).


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