That iOS 16 beta 3 Changes were unleashed on the subscribed iOS 16 developer beta as well as iPadOS 16 developer beta yesterday (July 6, 2022). Below is a list of all the important changes that you need to be aware of.
Changes in iOS 16 Developer Beta 3
iCloud Shared Photo Library
Now it’s easier than ever to share your iCloud Photo Library with friends and family. It’s possible to invite up to five different people to share a photo library, allowing anyone to add, remove, and edit
iOS 16 lockdown mode
Lockdown mode is a feature primarily intended for those in information-sensitive positions who may be vulnerable to targeted cyberattacks: be they government employees, journalists, activists, politicians, or anyone else with a healthy dose of paranoia (well-founded or not). The feature isn’t worth bothering with for most people as it severely limits many features including attachments in 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 “Due Today” option in Settings. This means you can see both “overdue” and “due today” items in your daily badge count.
Improved privacy of upcoming calendar events
When you lock your screen, your calendar’s events will now appear blurry until the user unlocks the phone.
New Stage Manager for iPad splash screen and features
This change only benefits iPad users, but there’s a new splash screen for the Stage Manager feature, as well as an updated multitasking menu and tutorials on how to use both.
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 to aid in health monitoring. At the moment this is only available in the US for some reason, although we expect it to be expanded to all regions in the near future.
Besides the major functional changes, there were also some relatively minor cosmetic updates to iOS 16 Developer Beta 3.
- Clown Fish Wallpaper: Probably the most interesting of the changes is the addition of Clownfish wallpapers given their history. As tech oracle Mark Gurman explains in the tweet above, this was the wallpaper Steve Jobs used on his original iPhone, which is now available to consumers around the world for the first time.
- Lock screen magazine options: The clock on the lock screen now has additional font options, with up to 12 variants available.
- Earth lock screen background widgets: If you have widgets enabled when you use the Earth wallpaper for your locked screen, they no longer obscure the beautiful globe but instead slide down with the widgets showing at the top.
We hope this helped enlighten you a bit about the new changes in iOS 16 Beta 3. If you want a visual reference for each of these changes, take a look at this MacRumors page. We will be releasing new update pages covering each of the upcoming iOS 16 beta developer changes as well as the iOS 16 public beta.