For developers, Apple today released the 3rd beta version of iOS/iPadOS 16. As expected, these betas have improved some of the new features added to iOS 16 and introduced some new ones. Foreign technology media MacRumors took stock of the new features introduced by iOS/iPadOS 16 Beta 3.
Apple added AFib History to iOS 16 and watchOS 9 for those with atrial fibrillation, with the goal of tracking how long and how often a person is in atrial fibrillation. In iOS 16 beta 3, the AFib History section was added to the Health app and activated in watchOS 9 beta 3. Currently, the history of atrial fibrillation is limited to users in the United States.
iCloud Shared Photo Library
The third beta of iOS 16 introduces support for iCloud Share Photo Library to make it easier for you to share photos with friends and family. You can invite up to 5 people to share a photo gallery with you, and all participants can add, delete, and edit pictures.
As an extreme security measure, the lock mode is available in iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS Ventura. This is an optional security feature designed to protect a small number of high-profile users who are at risk of being targeted by state-sponsored spyware cyberattacks.
Lockdown mode is aimed at journalists, activists, government employees, and others who could be the target of sophisticated cyberattacks. It’s not for the average user, and it limits many iPhone features. For example, in Messages, attachments other than pictures are blocked, and on FaceTime, phones of people you haven’t previously contacted are blocked. In web browsers, complex web technologies and browsing functions are blocked, shared albums are removed from the Photos app, wired connections are blocked, and profiles cannot be installed.
Lock screen time font
On the customizable iOS 16 lock screen time, there are now 12 fonts to choose from, including an option that is narrower than previous fonts and a thicker version of the previously available serif font.
Calendar lock screen widget
To protect privacy, the Calendar Lock Screen Gadget no longer provides details of the next upcoming event when the iPhone is locked. It obscures this information until the iPhone is unlocked by its owner.
There is a new “Include Due Today” option in the settings section of the reminder app. Its purpose is to include overdue and expiring items in the badge count, not just items that expire today.
Earth lock screen wallpaper
In the Earth Lock Screen wallpaper, the widget will no longer block the view of the Earth. When using widgets, the globe image moves down, and if the widget is not placed, it moves up. In previous betas, widgets overlapped.
iOS Version Interface Update
In the Settings app under About > iOS Versions, if you tap on the version number, the interface is updated. It’s simpler, it’s no longer a pop-up card, and it no longer links to Apple’s security website.
Some iOS 16 users who installed the third beta version saw the Jokerfish wallpaper option. When Steve Jobs introduced the wallpaper in 2007, it appeared on the original iPhone, but it was never officially launched. It won’t be shown to everyone, but it can be added as a wallpaper option in a future beta.
Front desk scheduling
On iPad, the front scheduling feature has a new splash screen. There are also new tutorials to walk you through how to use it, as well as an updated multitasking menu with improved tabs. When you select the iCloud+ subscription option, a new splash screen explains these features.
Safari supports virtual cards
iOS 16 adds support for virtual cards that use Safari to shop. Some banks and card providers allow customers to generate virtual card numbers (similar to how Apple Cards work) for online use to avoid their credit card details being stolen Safari in iOS 16 will support this feature based on code in beta.