iOS 16.5 was published on May 18, 2023, as the fifth major upgrade to the iOS 16 operating system.
Sports Tab in Apple News: iOS 16.5 adds a Sports tab to Apple News. Sports-related stories, scores, standings, and other information are available to users. Selecting favourite teams and leagues allows for customization.Taping on sports score and schedule cards in Apple News now takes users directly to game pages with more granular information about specific games.
iOS 16.5 features a Pride Celebration Lock Screen wallpaper, which corresponds to the 2023 Pride Apple Watch Band and watch face.
Bug Fixes: The update includes bug fixes for Spotlight, Screen Time, and Podcasts, among other things. Specifically:
Spotlight is no longer unresponsive.
Resolves issues with Podcasts unable to load material in CarPlay.
Screen Time settings that may reset or fail to synchronize across all devices are fixed.
Security Enhancements: Numerous security updates for vulnerabilities are included in iOS 16.5 and iPadOS 16.5. Among the noteworthy points are:
The update addresses three security weaknesses that were actively exploited.
The security issue in WebKit allows attackers to bypass the Web Content sandbox. Apple resolved this problem with enhanced bounds checks and reports that it was actively abused.
The other two WebKit flaws involved the processing of malicious online content, which might result in the disclosure of sensitive information or arbitrary code execution.