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*UPDATE* iOS 16 Beta 3 changes: Developer Beta

The iOS 16 Developer Beta has landed, read on for all the details of the new version

Updated: Jul 8, 2022 10:55 am
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The iOS 16 Beta 3 changes were unleashed on those subscribed to the iOS 16 Developer Beta as well as the iPadOS 16 Developer Beta yesterday (on the 6th July, 2022). Below are a list of all the major changes you need to be aware of.

If you want to know the latest on when the iOS 16 Public Beta will be released, follow the link to our page on the subject.

iOS 16 Developer Beta 3 changes

iCloud Shared Photo Library

You can now share your iCloud Photo Library with friends and family members more easily than ever. It’s possible to invite up to five different individuals to share a photo library, allowing each person to add, remove, and edit

iOS 16 Lockdown Mode

Lockdown mode is a feature primarily meant for those in information-sensitive positions that may be vulnerable to targetted cyberattacks: be they government employees, journalists, activists, politicians, or anyone else with a healthy dose of paranoia (justified or not). For most people, the feature will not be worth bothering with, given it heavily restricts a lot of functionality, including attachments to messages, shared albums in Photos, calls from unknown numbers in FaceTime, and many browser extensions and features.

Include Due Today

The Reminders App now has a new “Include Due Today” option within Settings. This means you can see both include both ‘overdue’ AND ‘due today’ items in your daily badge count.

Improved privacy on upcoming Calendar events

When you lock your screen, the events of your Calendar are now blurred out, until the user unlocks the phone.

New Stage Manager splash screen & features for iPad

This change only benefits iPad users, but there is a new splash screen for the Stage Manager feature, plus an updated multitasking menu and tutorials on how to use both.

AFib History

For both ‌iOS 16‌ and watchOS 9 a new AFib History feature (that’s atrial fibrillation history) has been added for those with the condition, which records and tracks the necessary data, assisting in monitoring health. At the moment this is only available in the USA for some reason, though we imagine it will expand to all regions in the near future.

Cosmetic changes

Besides the main functional changes, there have also been some relatively minor cosmetic updates for iOS 16 Developer Beta 3.

  • Clownfish wallpaper: The most interesting of the changes is probably the addition of Clownfish wallpaper, given its history. As tech oracle Mark Gurman explains in the tweet above – this was the wallpaper used by Steve Jobs on his original iPhone, now available for the first time for consumers all over the world.
  • Time font options for lock screen: The time on the lock screen now has additional font options, with up to 12 variants available.
  • Earth lock screen wallpaper widgets: If you have widgets enabled when using the Earth wallpaper for your locked screen, they will no longer obscure the beautiful globe, instead it will slide down, with the widgets appearing at the top.

Final Word

We hope this has helped educated you a bit on the new iOS 16 Beta 3 changes. If you want a visual reference for each of these changes, take a gander at this MacRumors page. We’ll be releasing new update pages covering each of the upcoming iOS 16 Beta Developer changes, as well as those on the iOS 16 Public Beta.

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