The iOS 16 Beta 3 changes were triggered on those who were subscribed to the iOS 16 Developer Beta as good as iPadOS 16 Developer Beta yesterday (July 6, 2022). Below is a list of all the major changes you should be aware of.
Changes in iOS 16 Developer Beta 3
iCloud Shared Photo Library
Now you can share your iCloud Photo Library with your friends and family members easier than ever. Up to five different people can be invited to share a photo library, allowing each person to add, remove and edit
iOS 16 Lock Mode
Lockdown mode is a feature primarily intended for people in information-sensitive positions who may be vulnerable to targeted cyberattacks: whether they are government employees, journalists, activists, politicians, or any another person with a good dose of paranoia (justified or not). For most people, this feature won’t be worth it, as it severely restricts many features, including message attachments, shared albums in Photos, calls from unknown numbers in FaceTime, and many browser extensions and features. .
Include today’s deadline
The Reminders app now has a new “Include Due Today” option in Settings. This means you can see both include both “overdue” AND “due today” items in your daily badge count.
Improved privacy of upcoming calendar events
When you lock your screen, your calendar events are now blurred, until the user unlocks the phone.
New start screen and features of Stage Manager for iPad
This change only benefits iPad users, but there’s a new start screen for the Stage Manager feature, along with an updated multitasking menu and tutorials on how to use both.
History of atrial fibrillation
For iOS 16 and watchOS 9, a new AFib history feature (i.e. atrial fibrillation history) has been added for people with the disease, which records and tracks necessary data, helping to monitor health. At the moment this is only available in the US for some reason, although we imagine it will expand to all regions in the near future.
Besides the major functional changes, there have also been some relatively minor cosmetic updates for iOS 16 Developer Beta 3.
- Clownfish wallpaper: Probably the most interesting of the changes is the addition of the 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 to consumers around the world.
- Time font options for lock screen: Time on lock screen now has additional font options, with up to 12 variations available.
- Earth Lock Screen Wallpaper Widgets: If you have widgets enabled when using the Earth wallpaper for your lock screen, they will no longer obscure the beautiful globe, but it will slide down with the widgets appearing on top.
We hope this helped you learn 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’ll be posting new update pages covering each of the upcoming iOS 16 beta developer changes, as well as those for the iOS 16 public beta.