Apple released iOS 16.5 to the general public on May 18, nearly two months after the tech giant launched. iOS 16.4. The latest iOS update provides some important bug fixes and security patchesit brings some new features to Apple News and offers some new wallpapers.
However, some people have said that the update drains their iPhone battery faster than usual. Apple previously said this is not unusual after an iOS update, and iPhones may need 48 hours to adapt to new features within an update. So if your battery dies fast after this update, that should go away soon.
To download the latest iPhone update, go to Settings > General > Software update and follow the on-screen prompts.
Here are the new iPhone features you get with iOS 16.5. You can also check the Important security patches and bug fixes included in the update.
Pride Celebration Wallpapers
Apple added two new preloaded Pride Celebration wallpapers to a new Pride Wallpapers section. That section is “designed in the colors of the Gay Pride flag to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community,” its description says.
You can access the new section by touching Settings > Wallpaper > +Add new wallpaper.
Apple News gets some sports updates
He Apple News The app was released in 2015 and iOS 16.5 brings a Sports tab to the app for the first time. The tab can be found in the toolbar at the bottom of the screen when you open the app. Previously, the toolbar displayed tabs for Today, Additional News, Audio, Follow Up, and Search. The update removes the Search tab to make room for the Sports tab.
With iOS 16.5, My Sports scores and schedule cards in Apple News also get an update. Now when you touch the three dots (…) in the lower right corner of one of these cards, you will see an option to go to the game. Tapping this option will bring up more details about that game.
Here are the release notes for iOS 16.5.
This update includes the following improvements and bug fixes:
• A new Pride Celebration lock screen wallpaper to honor the LGBTQ+ community and culture.
• The Sports tab in Apple News provides easy access to stories, scores, standings, and more for the teams and leagues you follow.
• My Sports schedule and scorecards in Apple News take you directly to game pages where you can find additional details on specific games.
• Fixes an issue where Spotlight may stop responding.
• Resolves an issue where podcasts in CarPlay may not load content.
• Fixes an issue where Screen Time settings may reset or not sync across devices.
Some features may not be available in all regions or on all Apple devices. For information about the security content of Apple software updates, visit this website:
For more information, check out why you should download iOS 16.5 now and how iOS 17 could turn your iPhone into a smart home display. And if you want to test new iOS features before everyone else, here you go how to become an apple beta tester.
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