iOS Beta 5 release date & changes


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iOS Beta 5, or more accurately, iOS 16 Developer Beta 5, has just landed. Below we’ve listed everything you need to know about the new update, which you can download from here (though we’d strongly recommend you don’t unless you know what you’re doing and have backed up all of your data).

iOS beta 5 release date

iOS beta 5 aka the iOS 16 developer beta 5 release date was 8th August, 2022.

iOS beta 5 release notes

The full iOS Beta 5 release notes can be read by clicking on the link, but you can get a decent summary in the below video from yer boy Brandon Butch, or read on whilst we break down some of the main new features.

iOS beta 5 features

There are a range of new features and tweaks in iOS 16 developer beta 5. The release notes above detail all of these but the main ones are as follows:

iOS 16 beta 5 battery percentage in status bar

One of the biggest visual changes in the new iOS 16 Developer Beta 5 is the inclusion of an exact percentage figure for your remaining battery life in the top right of the screen. This can be toggled on and off in under ‘Battery‘ within ‘Settings‘ if you’re not a fan.

This change applies to the iPhone 12, iPhone 13, iPhone X, and XS but not the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 mini and ‌iPhone 13‌ mini, iPhone 11, or iPhone‌ XR.

iOS 16 beta 5 changes to notification sounds

The ‘Play Sound‘ option in the ‘Find My‘ application now generates a new sound in ‌iPhone‌s, which is a bit louder than previously. Additionally, pinging your iPhone from an Apple Watch causes the same sound to be generated.

iOS 16 beta 5 copy and delete screenshots

A new functionality has been added to screenshots in iOS beta 5. Now, after you take a screenshot and edit it as necessary, instead of just the ‘Done‘ and ‘Delete‘ options, you can also ‘Copy and Delete‘ the picture, meaning you can quickly paste it somewhere without it taking space up in your phone’s storage.

iOS 16 beta 5 lock screen changes: music visualizer

iOS Beta 5 lock screen iOS Beta 5 music visualizer mini visualizer

The latest developer beta for iOS 16‌ includes a miniature version of the music visualizer, which you can see and control from the lock screen on your device.

iOS Beta 5 FAQ

What’s the latest iOS 16 Beta?

iOS 16 Developer Beta 5 is the latest release from Apple. We’re expecting iOS 16 Public Beta 3 to be released soon.

What’s new in iOS Beta 5?

iOS 16 Developer Beta has a number of tweaks, the main ones being a mini music visualizer on the lock screen, the ability to copy and delete screenshots, and view battery percentage in the status bar.

Final Word

This has been our iOS Beta 5 release date & iOS 5 changes page. We hope it has proven illuminating. Be sure to also check out our iOS 16 Public Beta page for the latest prediction on when we’ll see this come out.


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