iOS 16.2 Beta Problems, Features, Bugs Fixed & More
Last updated on November 2nd, 2022 at 06:41 amPosted in News by Patricia on October 25, 2022
Apple has released the first iOS 16.2 beta with build number 20C5032e for Developers and Public Beta testers (October 27). iPadOS 16.2 beta with the same build number is also available. Check out all the new features as well as problems, issues and bug fixes!
iOS 16.2 Beta Problems
Common issues reported in this version are listed below along with any available fixes or workarounds:
- 1. Camera app not closing when opened from Lock Screen.
Workaround: Use Side Button to lock the screen and reopen it to access Home Screen. Access Camera from the Home Screen. More details here.
- 2. APP_ASKING_PASSCODE_IPHONE code instead of the actual text when an app is asking for passcode.
- 3. iPhone freezing and rebooting randomly for a few users. Reported by Larry.
- 4. Safari closes the most recent tab resets to the oldest one for Zach.
- 5. WiFi keeps disconnecting similar to iOS 16.1. Reported by Tauya.
Potential fix: available here.
- 6. Turn Off sound not working on iPhone 14 Pro for Ry.
- 7. AirPlay crashing after a couple of seconds when using third-party apps. Reported by Matt.
- 8. Safari freezing for Ingo.
- 9. CarPlay screen scrambled when using Google Maps and other apps for Nathan.
Fix: Disconnect and reconnect CarPlay.
- 10. To be updated! (Contribute in the comments!)
Fact: Known issues reported by Apple are available in the Developer release notes.
iOS 16.2 Beta Features
Changes available in this release, when compared to iOS 16.1 are highlighted here:
- 1. Freeform app has been added as a built-in iOS app. It’s designed for sketching, gathering notes, saving links and more. The most important feature is that multiple people can collaborate on a document and the edits are updated in real-time for everyone. App is also available in iPadOS 16.2 and macOS Ventura 13.1
- 2. Sleep Widget for Lock Screen – the widgets provide info about time spent in bed and sleep quality. There are three options available: a one-tile widget and two multiple-tiles glances.
- 3. TV App Live Activities have returned after they’ve been briefly tested during the iOS 16.1 beta. You can now add live sports scores from the TV App to the Lock Screen.
- 4. Stage Manager External Display support is back in this iPadOS 16.2 beta. This functionality is limited to M1 and M2 iPads. Up to 8 apps can be added instead of the regular 4 on the iPad.
- 5. Home app gets new architecture to better to better cope with the Matter smart home standard that was introduced in iOS 16.1.
- 6. Car Bluetooth icon is now shown in the Now Playing controls on the Lock Screen. Reported by therealFoxter.
- 7. Unintentional SOS Calls reports now available. Share feedback to Apple if you accidentally trigger a call. Reported on Twitter.
- 8. Turn Off Hide IP Address per website is now available. Thanks freaktheclown for sharing.
- To be updated! (Contribute in the comments!)
iOS 16.2 Beta Bugs Fixed
iOS 16.1 issues that have been addressed in this version are mentioned here:
- 1. Battery drain in standby mode has been fixed. Confirmed by pheuk.
- To be updated! (Contribute in the comments!)
iOS 16.2 Beta Download
Anyone with an iOS 16 Developer Beta Profile can download it over-the-air in Settings -> General -> Software Update.
The above mentioned profile can be downloaded and installed from Apple’s Developer platform by subscribed users.
Tip: You can install the iOS 16 Public Beta profile from the Apple Beta Software Program which is free to signup for. Here are all the details.
Have you installed iOS 16.2 Beta on your iPhone? Help us with new features and bugs spotted since this update. Share your findings in the comments!
Related: Apple has also released watchOS 9.2 beta (20S5331), macOS 13.1 beta (22C5033e) and tvOS 16.2 beta (20K5331f).
iPhone 8 Plus randomly freezing and rebooting after 16.1 RC update (no issue in previous 16.1 beta 5), this not fix in 16.2 beta 1.
Thanks for sharing this. How often does it happen? Does it occur when you’re actively using the device or in stand by mode? Could you identify any potential trigger or pattern for this behavior?
It’s actually random. It doesn’t happen at regular times. you could be browsing just fine and it happens, or it just happens on standby, and you realize it restarted as it requires the passcode for you.
Thanks for clarifying.
Anyone know how to fix my iPhone 12 freezing and rebooting? Happened 5 times since I installed 16.2 two hours ago.
Try to enable Low Power Mode. Issue has been reported for previous iOS 16 versions and some users noticed that the Low Power Mode prevents freezing and rebooting. Does it help?
I’ll try it Thanks.
No luck with that.
Thanks for the follow up. Sorry to hear this. I would recommend you to clean install iOS 16.2. I assume you installed it over-the-air. A wired reinstall could help. Here is how to:
David, were you able to get it fixed? I just downloaded it and have the same problem.
You might have to downgrade to iOS 15.6. There’s no other fix that we are aware of. Here is how to:
Hi, I have the same issue – iphone X constantly freezing and rebooting after installing iOS 16.2.
I would like to try a “clean install” (like you suggested below) but for that I would need to back-up my phone first – however, it does not let me do that because it freezes before I get a chance to do a backup… Any ideas? Thanks a lot.
Uhh that’s annoying. Thanks for reporting. Try the following:
Update all apps in App Store.
Start deleting apps that you don’t use often. Trim as much as possible. Are reboots getting less frequent?
Unable to close camera app if opened from Lock Screen. works normally but can’t be closed. No problem when opened from home screen. Please report!
Thanks for the feedback. Yes, we can replicate this bug. It’s been reported.
Here are a few workarounds:
Safari closes most recent tab and resets to the oldest tab
Thanks for the feedback. When does this happen?
I’m having this issue as well. I also can’t close old tabs. Safari just restores them.
Thanks for the feedback. When does it happen, while Safari runs in the background? In public browsing or in private mode?
Wifi randomly turns on and off. I have tried all fixes available on various sites but problem still persists
Have you tried this fix?
The Home app says it wants to update, but as my ‘big’ homepods are on 16.1 only, an error arises. So the new app has to wait?
Thanks for reporting. Turn beta updates ON and auto updates OFF and the try to upgrade the HomeKit.
By far worst beta I’ve had in last 10+ betas I’ve installed,
14 pro 1TB Aussie variant, running e-sim and physical sim,
Freezing and crashing everyday, stuck on camera app, modem updated but still struggling with physical sim issues,
Had a couple of temp notifications saying device has shut down to cool it’s to hit, warning sign in camera app wen this happens..
The turn ON & OFF tones were fixed in the 16.1 RC build after only the turn on tone worked, however it’s now gone back to no turn off sound and the turn on sound only working..
My battery is pretty good, well same as 16.1 RC build..
Def looking forward to a new beta pushed out,
Thanks for the extended feedback. Yes, a new beta should be rolled out next week.
You would expect it to be buggy since it’s the first one of the iOS 16.2 sequence.
Regarding camera stuck issue we’ve listed some options here:
Q: The temperature notifications have been legit or glitchy? I mean the device was actually hot or it was triggered without a reason?
Airplay issue from anything other than apple native apps.
Content plays then shuts off after a couple of seconds as the app crashes.
The issue doesn’t exist with native apple apps (podcast, Apple Music etc)
Thanks for reporting. Does a restart help?
Thanks for reporting. Nothing seems to fix ie. restarts, reinstalls…etc tried every fix I could find. My third party apps will steam via Bluetooth to Bose speakers – but will crash every time using AirPlay to HomePods.
Also having this issue. Tidal, YoutubeTV both crash moments after transferring audio to HomePod Mini.
Thanks for confirming.
The ear speaker has stopped working after the 16.2 beta
Thanks for reporting. What iPhone are you owning is it a 12 model?
I also am having this issue with my 12 Pro Max.
Yes, unfortunately you might be dealing with the same earpiece problem that. If you have an Apple Store nearby, pay them a visit and they should offer a free replacement.
Yes it a iphone 12 ear speaker still not working
The fact that the earpiece broke down after the update might be a coincidence. It’s a common issue and there’s actually an Apple service program ongoing that will replace your earpiece for free. More details here:
Safari freezes and while loading info. If you go to get info from elsewhere and back to safari, the page disappears
Thanks for reporting, will try to replicate.
Anyone having issues with Carplay?
The screen will go randomly scrambled with a ghosting effect. Noticed particulary with Google maps but happens with all apps if you change the open app.
Exiting Carplay into the cars standard OS then back in does fix the issue. Couldn’t screenshot as the image came out clear.
Car model – VW Golf Mk8, using wireless carplay.
Thanks for reporting. If it does re-occur try making a photo of it and send it to contact[at]iphonetricks.org.
We’ve covered something similar last year after the iOS 15 release. Check it out here:
Thanks. Just emailed over a photo. Happened again today.
Got it. thanks. We’ll create a separate thread for this issue and also submit feedback to Apple? The connection that you use is wireless correct?
Thanks. Yes, I use a wireless CarPlay connection.
The cars OS is up to date too.
Constant stuttering in games such as Wild Rift on iPhone 13 Pro Max
– Cannot even maintain stable 60 frames per second as did on iOS 15.7
– Issue occurred after first upgrading to iOS 16 and is still not fixed the 16.2 beta
Thanks for reporting this Carl. Did Wild Rift receive any updates since iOS 16 was released? Is it just this game? Or you can name a few others?
Wild rift has not released an update to address this issue in iOS 16. I’ve only tested wild rift on my phone.
Thanks for the update. iOS 16.1.1 has been released with bug fixes but I’m not sure if it makes a difference.
I have updated to 16.1.1 and tried again. It’s still not fixed. I have linked a post below that shows game developers experiencing the exact same issue. https://forum.unity.com/threads/iphone-13-pro-120hz-something-is-wrong-with-display-synchronisation-inside-unity.1276082/
Thanks for the follow up. Yes, it seems that iOS 16.1.1 only focuses on a bug fix for the ad network that Apple had to push quickly and left all other bugs unfixed for a future update. I believe we will see iOS 16.1.2 before iOS 16.2.
I have downgraded my phone to 15.6. I’ll be monitoring future ios16 upgrades. Is it possible to get notified if this issue gets fixed in the future?
Time sensitive notifications like Gmail, Outlook, and more aren’t delivering after updating. Had to reset their notification settings individually.
Thanks for sharing.
App Store crashes and will not open on 16.2 beta. Can’t update apps. is there a fix without going back to 16.1?
Could not replicate this problem. Anyone else encountering the same?
I’ve been having the issue for about a week. Crashes all the time. Within a few seconds after opening
Thanks for confirming. It’s been reported.
I have iPhone 13 Pro Max and after update to 16.2 beta received a message, which won’t go away, that my camera has an unknown part. This is a new iphone direct from Apple so not sure what to make of this. Any ideas? Thanks
Can you please send a screenshot or photo of the error at contact[at]iphonetricks.org?
Are you sure that your iPhone was brand new and not a refurbished unit? Not that it makes a difference, because refurbished phones aren’t allowed to display this either. But at least it would look more like a hardware issue.
face id and front camera stopped working after 16.2 beta update also camera app freezes and crash randomly.
Thanks for reporting. What iPhone model is this happening on? Did you encounter Face ID problems with iOS 16.1 to?
After Update To ISO 16.1 My iphone has No Service Please Fix it!!!!
Thanks for reporting. iOS 16.1.1 has been released with bug fixes. Does it help?
Hey guys, after update of my iPhone 12 to iOS 16.2 Ia cant pay with NFC, I have tried wired reinstall but nothing happend, I can trigger NFC payment by double click of power buttom but NFC will stop working.
I really dont know what to do. iPhone is new, bought new 3 weeks ago.
Thanks for reporting. So are NFC payments working for some time and after that they stop working? Or they never worked after iOS 16.2 update? Have you tried to force restart iPhone? Have you tried to remove card and re-add card to Apple pay?
Have you tried to scan NFC tags? Are they recognized by your iPhone?