Beta 2 of iOS 16.4, MacOS Ventura 13.3, iPadOS 16.4, Released for Testing
Apple has released the second beta versions of iOS 16.4, MacOS Ventura 13.3, and iPadOS 16.4 to those participating in the beta testing programs for Apple system software.
No major features or changes are expected. The beta versions of iOS 16.4, iPadOS 16.4, and macOS Ventura 13.3 include new Emoji icons including jellyfish, moosehead, hair pick, donkey, high five hands, and more. The software updates will also undoubtedly focus on bug fixes and include security enhancements as well.
iOS 16.4 beta 2, iPadOS 16.4 Beta 2, and MacOS Ventura 13.3 beta 2 are available now for developers, and will soon be available to public beta testers as well.
iOS 16.4 beta 2 and iPadOS 16.4 Beta 2 are available to download now from Settings > General > Software Update section of enrolled iPhone and iPads.
MacOS Ventura 13.3 beta 2 is available to download now from Apple menu > System Settings > Software Update for Mac users in the MacOS beta testing programs.
Keeping track of beta releases offers insight into what Apple is focusing on with their software updates, upcoming features, and priorities.
Typically Apple will run through several versions of beta system software before a final version is released to the general public, suggesting it’s still weeks away from public release.
The latest versions of non-beta stable builds of Apple system software are currently versioned as macOS Ventura 13.2.1 for Mac, iOS 16.3.1 for iPhone, iPadOS 16.3.1 for iPad, iOS 15.7.3 & iOS 12.5.7 for older iPhone and iPad models,, and macOS Big Sur 11.7.4 for Mac, and macOS Monterey 12.6.3 for Mac.