iOS 16.3 Beta 2 Features, Issues, Bugs Fixed & More

iOS 16.3 beta 2

iOS 16.3 beta 2

Apple has seeded iOS 16.3 beta 2 build number 20D5035i for Developers. Public Beta is available too! Take a look at the new features, bugs fixed, known issues and more!

iOS 16.3 Beta 2 Issues

Known problems and new bugs are tracked here, along with available workarounds:

  • 1. Apple Music background is black and not matching album artwork. Reported by T-Nan.
    Fix: Reboot iPhone.
  • 2. Turn Off Private Relay can’t be cancelled anymore, only options to Turn Off Until Tomorrow or disable completely.
    Fix: Unclear if this is a bug or intended functionality.
  • 3. Magic keyboard cover won’t type on iPad. Reported by 0xd00d.
  • 4. iPhone getting hot while watching videos in PiP mode. An older iOS 16 bug that’s not fixed.
  • 5. Apple Music Sing stops working instantly after you turn it On. Reported by Nolan.
  • 6. AirTags not showing in Find My and playing a sound won’t work for Isaac.
    Fix: Reboot iPhone.
  • 7. Time zones not working for this Reddit user since Beta 1.
    Fix: We’ve covered this issue in earlier iOS 16 versions. More details here.
  • 8. Weather app keeps loading forever has been reported by ADub81936.
    Fix: This is an older iOS 16 bug covered here.
  • 9. Ads displaying in Portrait mode instead of Landscape mode for this Reddit user.
  • 10. To be updated. (Contribute in the comments!)
  • Fact: Apple hasn’t published any Developer release notes for this version. You can check them out here.

iOS 16.3 Beta 2 Bugs Fixed

Issues reported in Beta 1 are listed below. Help us determine if they’ve been addressed or not:

  • 1. Games with ProMotion still stuttering. Reported by hzozo94. [Status: NOT FIXED]
  • 2. Volume Controls not working when screen is off during calls. An older iOS 16 bug that remains unfixed. [Status: -]
  • 3. iPhone crashing frequently after update for Crosgaard. [Status: -]
    Fix: Downgrade to iOS 16.2.
  • 4. App Store apps not downloading for Andy. [Status: -]
    Fix: Reinstall App Store.
  • 5. iPhone not vibrating when ringing or when receiving messages is an iOS 16.3 issue reported by Shayan.[Status: -]
    Fix: Reboot iPhone.
  • 6. WiFi greyed out in Settings for Rene on iPhone 12 Pro Max. [Status: -]
    Fix: Downgrade to iOS 16.2

iOS 16.3 Beta Features

Changes and improvements added in this version are added from

    Beta 1

  • 1. Physical Security Keys for Apple ID are now supported in Settings -> Apple ID -> Password & Security -> Add Security Keys.
    iOS 16.3 security keys
  • 2. How to handoff music to HomePod splash screen.

    Beta 2

  • 3. Emergency SOS settings screen has improved text. Call with Hold and Release, Call with 5 Button Presses and more wording changes noticeable in the screenshot comparison below.
    Emergency sos iOS 16.3 text improvements
  • 4. Widget section background blur is back in this beta. Reported by idol_of_roses.
  • 5. Thermostat On/Off toggle has an icon as reported by tripple-g.
  • 6. To be updated. (Contribute in the comments!)

iOS 16.3 Beta 2 Download

iOS 16.3 beta 2 download
This update is available, over-the-air in Settings -> General -> Software Update on iPhone 8 or later models that run the iOS 16 Beta Profile.

Update: This version is also available soon to Public Beta testers! To get it you have to enroll with the Apple Beta Software Program platform.

Tip: Never installed an iOS beta on your device? Here is a step-by-step guide!

Have you installed 16.3 beta 2 / iPadOS 16.3 beta 2 on iPhone or iPad? Help us depict changes and improvements! Don’t hesitate to mention bug fixes or new problems detected? Use the comments!

Related: Apple has also released macOS Ventura 13.2 beta 2 (22D5038i), watchOS 9.3 beta 2 (20S5637h) and tvOS 16.3 beta 2 (20K5637g)!