Apple Seeds releases iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 release candidates

Apple today released candidate builds of the upcoming iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 updates to developers for testing, with the betas arriving less than a week after Apple released them. The fourth row is iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 beta.

Registered developers can download iOS16‌2 and iPadOS 16.2 from the Apple Developer Center, and the beta is live after installation.

Today’s RC brings end-to-end encryption for additional iCloud features, with the feature available to all US users with the launch of iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2. iCloud‌ Advanced Data Protection adds end-to-end encryption for iCloud‌ Backup, Notes & Photos, iCloud Drive, and more. When Advanced Data Protection is enabled, iCloud Mail, Contacts, and Calendar are the only iCloud categories not covered by end-to-end encryption.

Take notes, draw, doodle, brainstorm, create mood boards, and more in iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2. includes Freeform software that can be used for Multiple people can work on the same freeform canvas, with changes synced to all participants in real-time.

As for iPadiPadOS 16.2, iPadOS 16.2 brings external display support to Internship Manager Multitasking and lets you use up to eight apps simultaneously. External display support is available for m 1 and m 2 iPad models.

Apple has added a new Home App architecture arriving in iOS and iPadOS 16.2, which Apple says is designed to provide faster and more reliable performance, especially in homes with many smart home accessories. The new version requires HomePod 16.2 beta software and prevents the Home app from working with devices running iOS 16.2, iPadOS 16.2, or updated to iOS 16.2 or later. macOS Ventura 13.1.

Unexpected emergency SOS calls can be reported to Apple in iOS 16.2, there’s a new sleep widget, live sports scores are back for the TV app, and there’s permanent iPhone 14 screen changes Pro and more, full details available on our iOS 16.2 Features Guide site. Here are Apple’s full release notes for the update:

free form
Freeform is a new app for working creatively with friends or colleagues on Mac, iPad and iPhone
– Flexible canvas lets you view files, images, tags, and more. allows you to add
Drawing tools allow you to draw anywhere on the board with your finger

Plays Apple Music
A new way to play millions of your favorite songs on Apple Music
– Fully customizable sounds allow you to sing a duet with the original artist, solo vocals, or mix them
– Newly improved tone words make it easier to follow the music

iCloud Advanced Data Protection
The new option brings the total number of iCloud data categories protected with end-to-end encryption to 23, including iCloud Backup, Notes and Photos to protect your data even in the event of a cloud data breach.

Lock the screen
New settings allow you to hide background or notifications when Always On Display is on on iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max
– The sleep widget lets you view your latest sleep data
– The Medications widget lets you view reminders and quickly access your schedule

game center
SharePlay support in Game Center for multiplayer games, so you can play with people you’re on a FaceTime call with.
– Activity widget lets you see what your friends are playing and doing in games right from your home screen

– Live Actions in the Apple TV app lets you follow your favorite teams with live scores right on the lock screen or on Dynamic Island on iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

place of residence
Improved reliability and efficiency of communication between smart home accessories and Apple devices

This update also includes the following improvements and bug fixes:
– Improved message search lets you find images based on their content, such as dogs, cars, people, or text
The Disable IP Address Masking setting allows iCloud Private Relay users to temporarily disable the service for a specific location in Safari.
– Weather news articles show information about the weather in that location
Sharing indicators in Notes allows others to see live indicators as they make updates to the shared note
– AirDrop now automatically returns to contacts after only 10 minutes to avoid unwanted requests to receive content
– Crash detection improvements on iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models
Fixes an issue where some notes are not syncing with iCloud after updates

Some features may not be available in all regions or on all Apple devices. For more information about the security content of Apple software updates, visit this site:

iOS 16.2 should see a release in mid-December.

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