iOS 16.1 Beta Issues, Bugs Fixed, New Features & More
Last updated on September 18th, 2022 at 08:58 amPosted in News by Patricia on September 14, 2022
Apple has released the first iOS 16.1 beta build number 20B5045d for Developers and Public Beta testers. It comes with new features, bug fixes as well as its own share of bugs and issues, that have to be fine tuned until the public release expected for October, alongside the delayed iPadOS 16!
iOS 16.1 Features
Check out a list with the new features uncovered in this version:
- 1. Clean Energy Charging setting in Settings -> Battery -> Battery Health & Charging.
- 2. Matter Accessories option in Settings -> General, below CarPlay and above iPhone Storage.
- 3. Battery percentage in status bar for iPhone XR, iPhone 11 and iPhone Minis.
- 4. Get Current Focus action now available in Shortcuts.
- 5. Customize Home Screen wallpaper in Lock Screen edit menu.
- 6. AirPods icon displayed at the bottom of the Music app.
- 7. New Screenshots UI using pull down menu when saving edits.
- Live Activities are live including documentation for Dark mode. Reported by haukesomm on Reddit.
- To be updated! (Contribute in the comments!)
iOS 16.1 Beta Issues
Problems reported in this release are mentioned below together with available fixes:
- 1. WhatsApp crashing when sending an image. Reported by DavidGman and Sotol.
Workaround: Use Share menu in Photos app.
- 2. Unable to Check for Update error in Settings -> General -> Software Update, while running iOS 16.1 Beta! Reported by Lars.
Update: Issue has been fixed by Apple server-side. More details here.
- 3. App Library bug in iOS 16.1 causes swipes on Home Screen not to work anymore. Reported by Jannes
Fix: Reboot iPhone / iPad. (Only temporary, issue comes back.)
- 4. Swiping not working at all in iPadOS 16.1 (PB2) including swipe up to go Home, swipe down for Notification Center, swipe to unlock, Swipe between home pages and more.Reported by Axel.
Temporary Fix: Force restart device.
- 5. GPS not working on iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max in this version. Reported by Benji200.
Workaround: Downgrade to iOS 16.0.1 or be patient until the next beta is released. More details about his issue available here.
- 6. To be updated!
Fact: For more details regarding known issue you can also check the iOS 16.1 Beta release notes for Developers.
iOS 16.1 Beta Bugs Fixed
Issues reported in iOS 16.0 and fixed in this release are mentioned here:
- To be updated! (Contribute in the comments!)
iOS 16.1 Beta Download
(Update, September 15)
This version is
currently only available to registered Apple Developers as well as Public Beta testers!
For the update to show up in Settings -> General -> Software Update, you need the appropriate configuration profile installed on your iPhone.
The iOS 16 Public Beta Profile can be downloaded from the Apple Beta Software Program website. A step-by-step guide is available here.
Have you installed iOS 16.1 beta on iPhone? Did you spot any other changes not mentioned in this article? What about bugs? Share your feedback in the comments!
Related: Apple has also released iPadOS 16.1 Beta 2 (iPadOS 16 Beta 8), watchOS 9.1 Beta (20S5044e), and tvOS 16.1 Beta (20K50412).
Unable to check for update error when trying to search for Software Update. Is it just me?
Thanks for reporting. Good find. I can confirm the issue.
Not just you, me too
Restart didn’t fix
Removing profile didn’t fix
Putting beta profile back didn’t fix
Deleting TestFlight apps (read elsewhere in an older thread) didn’t fix
Thanks for the feedback. Couldn’t find a fix either.
Yup same issue here in ipad mini and ipad 12
Thanks for confirming. So, this is occurring in iPadOS Beta 8 (iOS 16.1 Beta 2) too?
Yes. I have the same problem on my ipad
On my 13 Pro I have the same problem…:/
Thanks for confirming. Do you experience any other issues?
When it’s gonna fix this my iPhone just gonna crashed
Not sure. We will update you as soon as it does. When did your device crash? While searching for software update?
I have an issue with using the App Library. Sporadic, but already multiple times a day, when closing the App Library, I can’t swipe left or right on my home screen anymore… I can’t go back to my App Library, or go to other home pages. I have to reboot my device to get it working again… Honestly the worst beta experience I have had so far… iPhone 13.
Thanks for the feedback Jannes. That sound annoying. So this is only occurring if you use the App Library?
I’m experiencing the same thing
Try to disable or enable Search in Settings -> Home Screen. Whatever state is selected in the Show on Home Screen field, change it. This should unlock the Home Screen swipes. Let us know if it works!
Why is my WhatsApp crashing whenever I try to send pic or upload videos☹️..?
It’s either Apple has changed something in iOS 16.1 and WhatsApp has to update with support for that change, or there’s an actual bug that’s crashing the app.
Have you tried to delete app and reinstall?
I can’t swipe for anything, gesture isn’t recognized…swipe to unlock, to go home, for notification center, swipe between home pages. is it just my iPad?
UPGRADED TO IOS 16.1
IPHONE 13 PRO MAX RE STARTED
WHEN I OPEN WHATS APP OPEN A CHAT TRY TO SEN A PICTURE
WHATS APP SHUTS DOWN GOING BACK TO HOME SCREEN
ADVISE WHAT TO DO……….
Thanks for reporting. Try to offload WhatsApp in: Settings -> General -> iPhone Storage -> WhatsApp -> Offload App -> Reinstall. Let us know if it helps.
Not work…mightbe have to waiting the solving from WA developer
What’s not working?
iphone 14 pro gps not working properly after ios 16.1 beta update!
Thanks for reporting. Indeed it seems that there’s a major GPS bug that’s rendering the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max GPS unusable! We’ve detailed this problem here: https://www.iphonetricks.org/iphone-14-pro-gps-not-working-ios-16-fix/
iOS 16.1 I can not swipe in shortcut folders. I have tried everything to fix this including accessibility settings restarting device restoring and more. Any ideas? I was fine on the iOS 16 release. On September 7. I am using ipsone 13 pro max
Thanks for reporting this. Have you tried to reinstall the app? Settings -> General -> iPhone Storage -> Shortcuts -> Offload App -> Reinstall
I tried a few apps. But it’s not that. Within the folders of shortcuts I can not swipe to next page of shortcuts.
Thanks for the follow up. Not sure what else to suggest, except waiting for iOS 16.0.2 or iOS 16.1. Let us know if you have any breakthrough.
My yahoo mail app force closes when try open an email. Sometimes it will open an email but for the most part it force closes.
Thanks for reporting. Does it help if you offload the app and reinstall?
I did that and it still does it. i removed the profile for the beta and reinstalled it and it still does this.
Thanks for the follow up. Not sure what else to suggest at this moment.
Thanks for replying. I heard the 16.1 beta 2 is fixing to have a public release. Maybe it’ll fix it.
I just had a update for the Yahoo mail app and it’s fixed now. Looks like it was on their end.
Thanks for the follow up. Glad that everything is fine now.