iPadOS 16.1 Beta Issues, Features, Bugs Fixed [Q & A]
Last updated on September 13th, 2022 at 08:28 amPosted in News by Mike on August 23, 2022
Apple has released iPadOS 16.1 Beta build number 20B5027f for Developers and Public Beta testers. Update shows up as iPadOS 16.0 in the Software Update screen but is labeled 16.1 after the installation in Settings -> General -> About!
This confirms rumors that claimed that Apple plans to delay the release of iPadOS 16, because it plans to continue to fine tune new features like Stage Manager.
More, it seems that Apple is planning to host multiple events this autummn and will schedule iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 releases accordingly. New iPhone 14 with iOS 16 in September and new iPad models premiering iPadOS 16.1 in October.
iPadOS 16.1 Beta Update
- This release is available, over-the-air, in Settings -> General -> Software Update.
- It shows up as iPadOS 16.0 in the Software Update screen.
- Tap Download and Install and be patient until the update is requested, downloaded, prepared, verified and installed!
Fact: Of course, all this works if the iPadOS 16 Developer Configuration Profile is installed on your device. If your iPad runs a previous iPadOS 16 beta version, the Beta Profile is most likely still installed.
You can check it in Settings -> General -> VPN & Device Management.
iPadOS 16.1 Beta Not Available
If this release isn’t showing up you have to check the following:
- 1. iPadOS 16 Public Beta Profile – if you enrolled iPad via the Apple Beta Software Program platform you have to download the appropriate profile from the Apple Public Beta Program.
- 2. Install iPadOS 16 Beta Profile – More details here.
- 3. Reboot iPad – sometimes iPadOS might glitch out and you simply have to restart iPad for the software update to show up.
iPadOS 16.1 Beta Issues
Problems reported by users for this version are listed below:
- VPN not working on iPad after this update. Readers reported issues for Cisco IPSec VPN (Bog), OpenVPN (Jason), and 22.214.171.124 VPN (Vignesh M.).
Fix: Remove app and VPN profile -> Reset Network Settings -> Reconfigure VPN. Please confirm in the comments.
- WiFi not working, Settings confirms connectivity, but there’s no WiFi icon in status bar. | Reported by John C.
- To be updated! (Contribute in the comments!)
Tip: The Developer release notes are the same with iOS 16 Beta 7. You can check them here.
iPadOS 16.1 Beta Bugs Fixed
Issues from previous iPadOS 16 beta versions patched in this release are shared below:
- To be updated! (Share your findings in the comments.)
iPadOS 16.1 Beta Features
Changes spotted in this update, compared to the previous iPadOS 16 test version are listed here:
- To be updated!
Tip: If you want to check all iOS 16 / iPadOS 16 features please read this post.
Have you managed to update iPad to iPadOS 16.1? Did you spot any changes, new features or issues? Don’t hesitate to comment. We’re there to help.
Related: Apple has also rolled out iOS 16 Beta 7 (20A5356a), watchOS 9 Beta 7 (20R5359a) and tvOS 16 Beta 7 (20J5371a).
After installing iPad OS 16 (16.1 beta 1?) beta 7, wifi died. Settings shows the pad (12.9″ gen 5 2TB wifi) connected to the router. There is no wifi icon in the status bar and internet is not functioning. Went through all the usual potential fixes but no luck, not even using hotspot to the iPhone.
Thanks for sharing John. A similar issue was reported on Macs running macOS Ventura 13 Public Beta 3. For Macs fix is quite simple, in the System Settings app as shown here: https://www.iphonetricks.org/macos-ventura-wifi-not-working-greyed-out-fix/.
Regarding your iPad, do you have a 2.4Ghz or a 5Ghz WiFi network available? If the iPad prioritizes the 5G one, try to forget it and force the device to connect to the slower one.
Hey John, just in case you need internet connectivity, I found that one way to get it even on this update is to plug in a USB-C to ethernet adapter of some kind, and internet then works. Hopefully this is fixed soon.
IpadOS 16.1 Beta 1 – Cisco IPSec VPN not working.
Thanks for reporting. Have you tried to remove VPN profile and reconfigure?
IpadOS 16.1 Beta 1 – OpenVPN not working.
Thanks for reporting. Have you tried to remove the VPN profile and reconfigure?
126.96.36.199 vpn not working . Tried reinstall app , deleted vpn profile and nothing fixed my issue
Thanks for reporting. Have you also tried to Reset Network Settings?
IPSec VPN on iPadOS 16.1 (public beta, build 20B5027F) ist broken. period. Even completely reinstalling my iPad Pro as new device didn’t fix it.
VPN shows as connected in Settings, VPN badge is never shown in the status bar on the top. How they could brake this is beyond me.
Personally I used this to switch to WireGuard (my router supports it), and will hopefully never have to deal with Cisco IPSec again. WireGuard is more secure and way more convenient. They can drop IPSec from iPadOS/iOS if they like.
Thanks for the extended feedback Tim. I guess we’ll have to wait until they fix it in the next betta. We’ve reported this issue (FB11497575), as many others did, so Apple should be definitely aware of it.
They fixed it in the new public beta (20B5045d)
Thanks for confirming Stefan!
After downloading iOS 16 VPNs stopped working. I’ve tried almost everything to fix it nothing has worked. This is probably a bug in iOS 16 because everything was fine the day before I downloaded iOS 16.
Thanks for reporting Mikayela. iOS 16.0.2 has been just rolled out with bug fixes. Check it out and let us know if it helps!