iOS 16.6 Beta 5 Issues, Fixes, Features, Changes & More

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Posted in Reviews by Patricia on July 14, 2023

iOS 16.6 Beta 5

Apple has seeded iOS 16.6 beta 5 build number 20G5070a for both Developer and Public Beta testers! Check out the new features, changes, fixes as well as ongoing issues and any new bugs reported for this version!

iOS 16.6 Beta 5 Issues

New and ongoing problems are tracked here:

  • 1. Pairing the first Matter accessory fails, in a new Home, when the accessory is selected from the nearby accessories list. Mentioned in Apple’s Developer release notes.
    Workaround: Pair the first Matter accessory with the help of the QR code on the Add Accessory card.
  • 2. To be updated. (Contribute in the comments!)

iOS 16.6 Beta 5 Features

Changes reported for this version are highlighted here:

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

iOS 16.6 Beta 5 Bugs Fixed

Solved problems are mentioned here:

How To Download

ios 16.6 beta 5 download
This update is available, over-the-air, on iPhone 8 and later as long as the iOS 16 Public Beta option is selected in:

  • Settings -> General -> Software Update -> Beta Updates.
  • iOS 16.6 Public Beta 5 shows up in Software Update. Tap Download and Install and follow the on-screen prompts.

Have you installed Beta 5 on iPhone or iPad? Do you encounter any problems? What about changes and new features not mentioned in this article? Share them in the comments please.

Related: Apple has also seeded iPadOS 16.6 Beta 5, macOS 13.5 Beta 5, watchOS 9.6 Beta 5 and tvOS 16.6 beta 5.

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