Apple has started finally rolling out iOS 16 beta 2 for developers. The latest beta version of iOS 16 will allow users to back up their devices to the iCloud over LTE and 5G networks. Moreover, the iOS 16 beta 2 brings new features related to SMS filtering in the Messages app. Let us check out these features in detail.
iOS 16 Beta 2 Brings iCloud Backup Support Over LTE And 5G
iCloud backup was only available over Wi-Fi and supported 5G networks, provided your network carrier gave you the option. With the latest beta version of iOS 16, you will now be able to back up your device to iCloud over a cellular network.
New Features in iOS & iPadOS 16 beta 2: Customers using iOS 16 can now back up their device over an LTE cellular connection, as well as a 5G or Wi-Fi connection. (95276719)Apple
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While the iOS 16 beta 2 is available exclusively to developers, Apple has confirmed that the first public beta will be released in July. The official release is expected to happen this fall. The company has also warned beta testers against various performance and stability issues while they run the iOS 16 beta on their primary devices for testing various features.
iOS 16 Beta 2 Improves SMS Filtering On Messages App
Furthermore, iOS 16 beta 2, “allows developers to classify incoming SMS from unknown numbers into 12 new sub-categories within Transaction and Promotion categories for improved organization.”
Other features rolled out to the Messages app via the latest beta version of iOS 16 include:
- Dual-SIM iPhone users can now filter their messages based on their SIMs. They can choose to display “All Lines,” or just its primary or second SIM number.
- For selected US carriers, Messages extends the “Report Junk” feature to enable users to report SMS/MMS junk to carriers. You can see this option inside Messages from Unknown Senders.
- For Indian users, Messages now supports event extraction from SMS. These event and appointment messages are presented as Siri suggestions and also are presented to users in the Messages thread and in the Calendar Inbox.
With iOS 16 beta 2, Apple has also acknowledged a bug, which causes the replies to scroll to an incorrect position while you attempt to reply to an existing thread of replies.
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