iOS 16 beta 2 tidbits: new wallpaper colors, backup via LTE, SMS filtering and more

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iOS 16 beta 2 tidbits: new wallpaper colors, backup via LTE, SMS filtering and more
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Apple today shipped the second beta versions of iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 to developers for testing purposes, and the new beta versions introduce new features and refine some of the changes Apple made with the first release of iOS 16 Were.

lock screen photo wallpaper customization

When customizing a photo on the lock screen, two new overlay options for changing the look of a photo are Duotone and Color Wash.

customize ios 16 wallpaper settings

edit wallpaper photo

If you set a photo as a wallpaper, Apple tells you that you can use the pinch gesture to adjust the image cropping.

ios 16 pinch to crop

backup via LTE

iPhone and iPad users can back up their devices over a 5G or WiFi connection as well as an LTE cellular connection. Apple introduced support for 5G backup in iOS 15 and extended it to LTE in iOS 16.

astronomy wallpaper location

Astronomy Wallpapers now shows a green dot so you know where you are. The dot earth appears in the wallpaper options, but doesn’t stay on the wallpaper all the time and is instead only visible when editing the wallpaper. These dynamic wallpapers are now available on older iPhones as well.

Astronomy Wallpaper Location iOS 16

edit wallpaper

In the Settings app, the Wallpaper section has been changed to make it easier to customize the different wallpapers you set for your home screen and lock screen. There are new “customize” options on the lock screen and home screen options to make it clear that there are settings that can be adjusted.

customize ios 16 wallpaper settings

There is also an option to “set as wallpaper pair” when you choose your look.

Apple Cash and Apple Card

The Apple Cash “send and request” interface was changed in the second beta of iOS 16. It’s now a combined button instead of two separate buttons, and the balance is more clearly displayed.

apple ios 16 send cash application

For Apple Card, the “Weekly Activity” section also tells you how much Apple Cash you’ve earned throughout the week. you


There is now a “Save to Sticky Note” option when saving a screenshot, joining the Save to Photos, Save to Files, and Delete Screenshot options.

ios 16 sticky notes screenshot

remove lock screen

Now it’s easier to remove Lock Screen by swiping up.

remove lock screen ios 16

SMS Filtering

For better organization, developers can classify incoming SMS messages from unknown numbers into 12 subcategories along with transaction and promotional categories, according to Apple’s release notes.

For users in India, Messages supports SMS event extraction. Event and appointment messages are displayed as Siri Suggestions and also presented to users in message threads and calendar inboxes.

iPadOS 16 Stage Manager

In iPadOS 16 beta 2 on supported iPads, there is a new Stage Manager setting in the “Home Screen & Dock” section of the Settings app. Shows options to hide recent apps and hide dock when using Stage Manager.

spam report

For some US carriers, Messages in iOS 16 beta 2 expands the “Report Spam” feature to allow users to report spam SMS/MMS messages to carriers.

report spam ios 16

to translate

The translation app now supports Turkish, Thai, Polish, Indonesian and Dutch.

Healthkit API

For developers, the HealthKit Training API supports multi-sport training with activities including swimming, cycling and running.

iOS 16 beta 2 also adds HealthKit support for new running training metrics that Apple announced at WWDC. Training metrics include running power, ground contact time, vertical oscillation, running speed, and stride length.

Other New Features

Know about a new feature in iOS 16 that we have missed? Let us know in the comments below.

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