Apple has released iOS 16 beta 2. How to update if you’re not a developer

Just over two weeks after the launch of the first iOS 16 betas Apple released the second. Like the first version, it will initially only be available to developers, however, it is possible to circumvent this limitation by downloading the corresponding beta profile. We’ll talk about where to get it below. But above all, let’s understand what’s new in iOS 16 beta 2 and whether it makes sense to install this update, given its freshness and potential instability.

iOS 16 beta 2 is now available. True, only for developers


All the key innovations set to debut in the lineup iOS16seems to have already appeared in the first beta. In any case, some of the features scheduled to launch in the release release are already available to anyone who has installed the test update. Therefore, if there are any innovations in the second beta that are missing from the first, most likely it is a few minor tweaks and fixes.

What’s new in iOS 16

iOS 16’s innovations turned out to be less important

Main list What’s new in iOS 16 as following:

  • Customizable lock screen;
  • Unsend messages in Mail and iMessage;
  • Remove background from photos;
  • Improved dictation;
  • Support for digital IDs in Wallet;
  • Apple Pay Later installment purchase service;
  • New map display format in Apple Maps for 11 cities;
  • New CarPlay format;
  • Photo sharing mechanism via iCloud Family Sharing;
  • A separate account for a child on a single device;
  • Horizontal scanning of Face ID on iPhone 12 and 13;
  • Medication reminder;
  • Live captions;
  • New camera features;
  • Advanced security options.


Overall iOS 16 turned out to be quite boring update. Most features announced by Apple will not be immediately available to users, and when they are, they will not be available to everyone. Cupertino has once again limited innovation to only the latest devices. So, for example, horizontally face recognition Only works on iPhone 12 and 13.

Which devices will update to iOS 16

The iPhone 7, unfortunately, was also not included in the list of contenders for iOS 16

However, devices that will receive iOS 16will be less than expected:

  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8Plus
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone SE 2020
  • iPhone SE 2022

How to Install iOS 16 Beta

Install iOS 16 Beta 2 everybody can. Simply download an active beta profile:

  • Follow this link and download the iOS 16 profile;
  • Open “Settings” on iPhone and select “Downloaded Profile”;

Anyone can install a beta developer profile

  • Confirm the installation of the downloaded beta profile;
  • Go to “Software Update” and download iOS 16 beta 1.


Install iOS 16 beta not as difficult as it looks. Another question is that it’s probably not worth doing. Either way, on your primary device. Because although the update is in an early stage of testing, it does not differ in stability from the released versions. I’m not talking about the security of iOS 16, which still raises questions because it may contain unpatched critical vulnerabilities.