The iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 betas have been with us for a few weeks now. Throughout four betas for developers, the big apple has offered its new features and tools that will launch in a few days with this new update. Some of these functions are the arrival of the compatibility of Stage Manager with external screens in iPadOS or the arrival of the Freeform app, Apple’s collaborative tool. Finally, Apple has released Release Candidate versions of iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 for developers. So its global launch is getting closer.

iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 ready for release

one version release candidate, or launch candidate, is a version of software that has a state of maturity and stability sufficient to be considered a possible final version. That is, it is a version that is ready to be released to the public, but it may still include some minor bugs or missing some feature. Apple uses the Release Candidates when they are about to release the updates to everyone, in order to make sure there are no serious bugs ahead of release.

are already available release candidates of iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 through the Developer Portal or using Wireless Update directly from your iPhone and iPad. As long as you have a developer profile installed.

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However, this update It has also brought news for its launch. Among them, the arrival of encrypted iCloud backups (which will reach all US users after the release of the new versions), new ways to protect iCloud documents in certain applications except Calendar, Contacts and iCloud Mail. The new Apple Music Sing service has also been added to the Music app for launch.