Apple Preparing iOS 16.5.1 Update for iPhone Following iOS 17 Beta

Apple appears to be preparing an iOS 16.5.1 update for the iPhone, based on evidence of the software in our website's analytics logs last week. It's unclear when the update will be released, but it will likely be available either this week or next week.

iOS 16
Minor updates like iOS 16.5.1 are typically focused on bug fixes, stability improvements, and security patches, rather than new features. Apple's Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter does not work properly with iPhones running iOS 16.5, but the issue was resolved in the iOS 16.6 beta last month, so a fix is likely to be included in iOS 16.5.1 as well.

Apple released the first beta of iOS 17 at WWDC last week. The update will be publicly released later this year for the iPhone XS and newer, and has many new features, including a StandBy mode while an iPhone is charging in a landscape position, interactive Home Screen widgets, improved autocorrect, a Journal app, and more. For the first time, developer betas are available without a $99/year Apple Developer program membership.

Earlier this month, Apple revealed that 81% of all active iPhones were running iOS 16, but that percentage has surely declined following the iOS 17 beta. Apple will likely release iOS 17 in September, around the time that iPhone 15 models launch.

Related Roundups: iOS 16, iPadOS 16
Related Forum: iOS 16

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winxmac Avatar
17 hours ago at 07:42 am
Waiting for iOS 16.9/iPadOS 16.9
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BorisDG Avatar
17 hours ago at 07:45 am
Let's hope it's today or tomorrow.
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dumastudetto Avatar
17 hours ago at 07:47 am
I can't wait to benefit from the latest bug fixes and performance improvements at the same time as everyone else on every supported Apple device. Only Apple can do this.
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Lounge vibes 05 Avatar
17 hours ago at 07:57 am

Earlier this month, Apple revealed that 81% of all active iPhones were running iOS 16 (''), but that percentage has surely declined following the iOS 17 beta.
It absolutely has not.
There are still more people buying new iOS 16 running phones, or updating their old phones from older versions to 16, then there are that will run the beta.
Most people don't even actively update their phones, they're not going to run a beta. Most people just wait for the phone to update itself.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Cruncher Avatar
17 hours ago at 08:14 am
I am quite happy with iOS 16.5 and my iPhone 14 Pro Max. Also Battery Life is finally more than ok. Getting at around 9-10h SOT. I hope 16.5.1 fixes the remaining bugs and that`s it. I still don`t know what iOS 16.6 is for expect iMessage encrypting thin or whatever. Here in Europe no one cares about iMessage.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MacBird Avatar
16 hours ago at 08:41 am

I hope this fixes the recently introduced carplay bug. Audio plays out of my phone instead of my car until I unplug/plug again.
There are quite a few Car Play bugs that can only be fixed by unplugging/plugging back in.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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