Apple’s subsequent working system replace will probably be iOS 16.4, with the software program in beta testing as of February 16. Software program updates undergo a number of rounds of testing with builders and public beta testers forward of launch, so when can we anticipate to see iOS 16.4 offered to the general public?

iOS 16
Formally, Apple says that the iOS 16.4 and its sister updates iPadOS 16.4, macOS Ventura 13.3, tvOS 16.4, and watchOS 9.4 will probably be launched within the “spring.” The spring equinox (aka the primary day of spring) is on Monday, March 20, and the season will final via June 21.

It is doubtless iOS 16.4 will probably be launched in late March, although we might additionally see the replace launched within the first week or two of April.

Apple has offered us with three developer betas and three public betas up to now, and whereas the variety of betas we get varies, we do usually see no less than 4 or 5 earlier than a public launch. With that in thoughts, we get no less than yet one more beta adopted by a launch candidate, which is a software program replace that Apple offers to testers that marks the identical model of an replace that is anticipated to be delivered to the general public.

Some previous beta timelines for latest updates:

  • iOS 16.3 – The RC was launched on January 18 after two betas, a launch adopted on January 23.
  • iOS 16.2 – The RC was launched on December 7 after 4 betas, a launch adopted on December 13.
  • iOS 16.1 – The RC was launched on October 18 after 5 betas, a launch adopted on October 24.
  • iOS 15.6 – The RC was launched on July 12 after six betas, a launch adopted on July 20.
  • iOS 15.5 – The RC was launched on Might 12 after 4 betas, a launch adopted on Might 16.

With these dates in thoughts, probably the most possible candidates for an iOS 16.4 launch embrace Tuesday, March 28; Tuesday, April 4; and Tuesday, April 11. Software program updates can even come on Mondays and Wednesdays, so the Mondays and Wednesdays of these weeks may be the potential launch dates.

iOS 16.4 Options

iOS 16.4 is a significant replace with an extended record of options. We have summarized some highlights beneath, however everything new in iOS 16.4 can be found in our dedicated guide.

  • New emoji characters that embrace shaking head, pink coronary heart, blue coronary heart, grey coronary heart, donkey, moose, black chook, goose, wing, jellyfish, hyacinth, pea pod, ginger, fan, comb, flute, and maracas.
  • Safari Net Push Notifications for apps saved to an iPhone or iPad‘s Home Screen.
  • The choice so as to add web sites and internet apps to the ‌House Display‌ from third-party browsers like Chrome.
  • A return to the standard “curl” web page turning animation in Apple Books.
  • A re-release of the HomeKit structure improve that was pulled from iOS 16.2.
  • Updates to the Podcasts app interface.

At launch, iOS 16.4 will be capable to be put in on all units which can be able to working iOS 16, and will probably be a free replace. We expect iOS 16.4 to be one of many final main updates to ‌iOS 16‌, with Apple set to show its consideration to iOS 17 as June’s WWDC event approaches.