iOS 16.1 developer beta 3 Download – What’s new?

iOS 16.1 Beta 3 Download

Apple released iOS 16.1 developer beta 3 with build number 20B5056e, and modem firmware 2.11.00. The new firmware comes with a lot of new changes like the wallpaper section has been redesigned, and you can change the home screen and lock screen wallpaper in the Settings app. Now you no longer need to go to the lock screen to change the wallpaper. Check out more interesting features below.

The build number of iOS 16.1 is 20B5056e or Modem Firmware is 2.11.00 and the size of the new iOS 16 Beta 3 is 712MB. With the iOS 16.1 beta 3 update, Apple also released iPadOS 16.1 public beta 4watchOS 9.1 public beta 3tvOS 16.1 public beta 3HomePod 16.1 public beta 3, and macOS Ventura 13 public beta 9. All the developers are able to download iOS 16.1 beta 3 on their iPhones now.

iOS 16.1 developer beta 3 build number

How to download iOS 16.1 developer beta 3 Update

  • Go to “Settings”.
  • Tap on “General”.
  • Click on “Software Update”, Now you can show the newly released iOS version. Tap on the Download option and install it.
How to download iOS 16.1 developer beta 3 Update
iOS 16.1 developer beta 3

What’s new in iOS 16.1 developer beta 3?

  • Wallpaper UI Redesigned
  • Set Homescreen and Lockscreen wallpaper in the settings application
  • Dynamic Island animation is very fast and smother
  • New In-App content option available in App Store
  • Remove Matter Accessories in the General Settings
  • Focus mode graphics changed
  • Live Sports scores on the lock screen
  • Fixed Picture in Picture mode on Youtube
  • Fixed Airdrop connection issue
  • Fixed iPhone 14 Pro series camera shaky issue
  • Fixed Carplay Microphone volume too low in iPhone 14 Pro

Check Full Apple Released Note here.

New Wallpaper UI

The wallpaper section saw major changes. The wallpaper section has been redesigned once and changing the lock screen and home screen wallpaper has become very easy. Now no need to go to lock screen to change both combo wallpaper. Also, the “Add New Wallpaper” button has changed compared to previous beta 2 updates. Also, Download iOS 16 Wallpaper 4K.

iOS 16.1 beta 3 new wallpaper ui redesign

Dynamic Island Animation

After the latest development build slightly dynamic island animation was improved and run fast in iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

In-App Content

Apple is introducing for the first time In-App content features in the App Store settings options. This new feature helps apps automatically run in the background to download content before they run. It has improved your user experience while browsing apps like Safari, Instagram, Youtube, and many other social media apps.

In-App content iOS 16.1 update

Remove Matter Accessories

In a previous update to iOS 16.1 beta 2, Apple added the Matter Accessories feature in the General section, but it was empty. That’s why this time this feature has disappeared from the General section.

Remove Matter Accessories on new ios 16.1 beta 3 update

New Focus Mode UI

The new UI design also changes in focus mode. All focus mode activities have been redesigned and use new graphics that are very attractive this time around. The user interfaces for Driving, Fitness, Game, Mindfulness, Personal, Reading, and Work mode has been changed.

New Focus Mode UI

Dynamic Island Live Scoreboard

With the latest iOS 16.1 beta 3 update, you can take full advantage of your dynamic island and enable a live match scoreboard. This is a great feature that changed the iPhone 14 lineup. You should try it on your iPhone too.

Dynamic Island show live scores in iOS 16.1 beta 3

Fixed Issues

  • Apple is fixed the iPhone 14 Pro camera shake issue when opening third-party camera apps like Instagram, Snapchat, and TikTok.
  • The YouTube, picture in picture mode is now fixed. You can play any video in the background and run other apps easily.

Bugs in iOS 16.1 developer beta 3

  • Random Restart iPhone while charging
  • Bugs in Music Album: Animation Glitch bug on the lock screen
  • Bugs in iPhone Storage: System Data takes too much space
  • Flickering issue while low brightness
  • Display issue: Green tin and Red tin issues in some iPhones

iOS 16.1 developer beta 3 Geekbench score

The Geekbench score for single-core is 1888 and the score for Multi-core is 5415. It has increased slightly compared to the previous version. In iOS 16.1 beta 2 the single-core is 1852 and the multi-core is 5362 on iPhone 14 Pro.

Geekbench score of iOS 16.1 beta 3

Should You Install iOS 16.1 beta 3?

Yes, definitely install the beta 3 version if you are using iOS 16.1 beta 2. And if you are not beta user then wait for iOS 16.2 update.

iOS 16.1 developer beta 4 release date?

We expect the next update to iOS 16.1 beta 4 to arrive in mid-October 2022.

iOS 16.1 Beta 3 Supported Devices

This update can be installed on iPhone 8 or later devices. These updates are not supported on the iPhone SE (2016), iPhone 6S, ‌iPhone‌ 6S Plus, ‌iPhone‌ 7, or ‌iPhone‌ 7 Plus and earlier.

  • iPhone 14
  • iPhone 14 Plus
  • iPhone 14 Pro
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation)
  • iPhone SE (3rd generation)


Overall performance has been pretty good so far, of course, it takes some time to fully optimize. Propagation in the latest devices is great and very fast since then. And wallpaper settings are also fast and a new UI design can be helpful for you. Also, the benchmark score will be improved compared to the previous version.

Source: (1) Zollotech (2) Brandon Butch