iOS 16.5 Features, Bugs Fixed, Release Notes & More (RC)

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Posted in News by Patricia on May 9, 2023

iOS 16.5 RC

Apple has seeded iOS 16.5 RC build number 20F65 for both Developers and Public Beta testers! If no significant issues are reported until next week, this will become the official version.

iOS 16.5 Features

The Release Candidate always includes the official release notes. This version makes no difference. This time Apple mentions just a couple minor additions like:
iOS 16.5 features

iOS 16.5 Security Updates

Apple also mentions security updates in the release notes, but the document detailing them hasn’t been updated yet.

Fact: Nevertheless, we can safely anticipate that the security fixes included in the iOS 16.4.1a Security Response are included for sure in this release, allowing users that haven’t installed the security add-on to benefit from these fixes too!

iOS 16.5 Bugs Fixed

The update log mentions three issues that have been addressed in this version:

More: problems fixed are also mentioned in the Developer Release notes. They address various problems with matter accessories as detailed here.

iOS 16.5 RC Issues

Ongoing problems or new bugs reported in this version are updated here:

iOS 16.5 RC Download

ios 16.5 rc download
The Release Candidate is available, over-the-air in Settings -> General -> Software Update on iPhone 8 or later models that run the iOS 16 Beta Profile!

Fact: Never installed an iOS beta on your device? Here is a step-by-step guide!

Have you installed 16.5 RC or iPadOS 16.5 RC on your device? Did you spot any other changes or bug fixes not mentioned in this article? What about ongoing issues? Share bug fixes or new issues detected in the comments!

Related: Apple has also seeded iPadOS 16.5 RC (20F65), macOS 13.4 RC (22F62), watchOS 9.5 RC (20T562), tvOS 16.5 RC (20L562) and HomePod 16.4 RC.

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