iOS 16.5.1 could launch soon because Apple needs to fix these iPhone bugs

iOS 16.5.1 could launch soon because Apple needs to fix these iPhone bugs

June 28, 2023

Apple is gearing up to release iOS 16.5.1, a minor update aimed at fixing various bugs reported by iPhone users. Following the recent release of iOS 16.5, which offered fewer new features, lagging behind iOS 16.4, which offers more, Apple aims to promptly address user concerns with this upcoming update, identified as “build 20F74”. While the exact release date remains uncertain, there are indications that iOS 16.5.1 could be available as early as this week.

Several issues have been reported by users experiencing iOS 16.5, including:

1. HomeKit users face persistent notifications that cause annoyance
2. battery draining problems attributed to the software update
3. inaccurate Apple Weather forecast for numerous users, likely unrelated to software updates
4. automatic Wi-Fi disconnection, which affects certain iPhone users
5. CarPlay functionality affects skip forward and volume buttons
6. lags in Spotlight searches while attempting to search for apps or other information.

Given that iOS 16.6 is currently in beta 2, it appears more plausible for Apple to release a minor update, iOS 16.5.1, to address these bugs rather than delaying its resolution until iOS 16.6 becomes widely available in a few weeks.

The recent WWDC 2023 keynote event showcased the custom software development company’s introduction of iOS 17, iPadOS 17, watchOS 10, macOS 14, tvOS 17, and visionOS, along with new Macs and the Vision Pro spatial computer. However, the ceremony indirectly delayed Apple’s engineers from addressing this issue in iOS 16.5 as all hands were on deck during the occasion.

While Apple is actively working on beta updates for the forthcoming software cycle, the company must prioritise delivering iOS 16.6 to iPhone users and the iOS 16.5.1 update to address the reported bugs. Apple aims to address user concerns with this minor update swiftly. While the exact release date remains unknown, we are optimistic that the update will arrive as early as this week, relieving users complaining about the above-mentioned issues.