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The second major update to the iOS is here. Apple has released the iOS 10.2 beta to developers and it comes with a few new features that will be discussed in this article. We remind you that many of new emoji that are now available in this update were firstly introduced in Unicode 9.

There is a video on YouTube which will explain all new features, and you can watch it below:

The first beta of iOS 10.2 is currently available to users who have an Apple Developer account, but we’re expecting the stable release to be brought by the end of November. And these are the new features and changes you should know about:


iOS 10.2 includes Unicode 9 emoji and they introduce a new clown face, a drooling face, a fox face, a shark, an owl, a butterfly, pancakes, several professions for both genders, such as a doctor, a lawyer, a firefighter, a scientist and many more. On the other hand, Apple has redesigned old emoji to look better.


Apple has created new wallpapers with the use of the same graphics that were revealed in marketing materials for its iPhone 7.

Screen Effects

Users can add an effect to a message and use the new “Celebrate” Screen Effect

Camera Settings

Users will notice a new option (Preserve Settings in the Settings app) that will allow them to save their last known camera settings. This way, they will save the last Camera Mode, Photo Filter, or Live Photo setting.

Videos Widget

The Videos app has a new widget which can be accessed by swiping to the right on the home screen. With the help of this widget, any movie and TV show from the Videos app will start playing automatically.

Emergency Contacts

Nougat has a new feature that allows users to add emergency information on the lock screen, which will help doctors and unknown people to easily contact their families and friends in case something happens to them. Apple has introduced a similar feature that will automatically notify emergency contacts when the iPhone or Apple Watch owner wil use the Emergency SOS feature that’s related to the Health app.

Apple Music

Users are now able to sort playlists or albums by type, title, and recently added.