Siri Gets a Boost in iOS 16.5 Beta 4: Screen Recording Feature Added
Apple has recently rolled out the fourth beta version of iOS 16.5 to developers, just a week after seeding the previous one. This new beta release is accompanied by the fourth test versions of other operating systems including watchOS 9.5, macOS 13.4, iPadOS 16.5, and tvOS 16.5. Interestingly, Apple also recently released a Rapid Security Response for iOS 16.4.1 users. It is worth noting that the release of these beta versions comes almost a month prior to the WWDC keynote, where Apple is expected to preview iOS 17 and other operating systems.
One of the new features included in beta 4 of iOS 16.5 is the addition of the My Sports tab in Apple News, which has been highly requested by users. This feature enables users to follow their favorite sports, teams, leagues, and athletes. Moreover, it provides access to scores, schedules, and standings for top professional and college leagues.
Siri improvements: While users can ask for quite some time for Siri to take a screenshot of the iPhone screen, iOS 16.5 makes it possible for the assistant to start a screen recording for the first time. Users must say, “Hey Siri, start screen recording,” and the screen recording will begin.
In addition to these two features, Apple is also working on bringing quad-box Picture-in-Picture to the Apple TV to give users the ability to have up to four sports streams at once. As of now, there are only code references, meaning this might not launch during the iOS 16.5 cycle.
For macOS 13.4 beta testers, Apple is changing how developers can download the latest beta. Similar to what the company did with iOS 16.4, macOS users will need to provide a registered developer account to download new betas with the new iOS 17/macOS 14 cycle, which will start in June.
With iOS 16.4, on the other hand, Apple added 20+ new emojis, web push notifications, 5G Standalone support, Apple Music and Apple Podcasts tweaks, Battery consumption resume, and Voice Isolation for Cellular calls.