Apple Releases Second iOS 10.2 Beta to Public Beta Users

Apple Releases Second iOS 10.2 Beta to Public Beta Users

Apple has released the second beta of iOS 10.2 to their public beta testers. The new seed was previously only available to developers. The new beta seed includes the long-awaited TV app, Unicode 9.0 emoji, and more.

Apple Releases Second iOS 10.2 Beta to Public Beta Users

While the current beta is available only to developers and members of Apple’s public beta testers program, the new mobile operating system should become available to all users in the near future.

Today’s second iOS 10.2 beta seed is available as an over-the-air update to beta testers who have the correct configuration profile installed on their iOS devices.

New features of the iOS 10.2 beta include (via 9to5Mac):

  • Three new wallpapers in iOS 10.2 beta (only for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus)
  • New widget for Videos app
  • New Preserve Camera setting
  • New emoji (looks like the Unicode 9.0 update)
  • New ‘Press and Hold to Speak’ menu under Home Button Accessibility settings
  • New ‘Celebration’ Messages screen effect
  • New ‘Show Star Ratings’ option under Music Settings
  • New headphone icon in status bar for Bluetooth audio devices
  • TV app now included on iOS 10.2 beta, Videos app still present
  • TV widget joins Videos widget
  • SOS feature similar to Apple Watch when clicking power button 5x
  • Music now points to relocated shuffle and repeat controls (which have a button look now)

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