Apple has released the first beta build of iOS 10.2 on November 1st, then a week later registered developers have received the second beta build and now it’s available for public testers, as well. In order to download and install this update, anyone who joins Apple’s beta program will grab iOS 10.2 beta 2 by going to Settings > General > Software Update.
So far, iOS 10.2 beta has brought the following changes:
– Three new wallpapers for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus;
– Videos app has a new widget;
– There’s a new Preserve Camera setting;
– New emoji have been introduced and they look like Unicode 9.0 update, being also available on macOS 10.12.2 and watchOS 3.1.1;
– There’s a new “Press and Hold to Speak” menu located under Home Button Accessibility settings;
– A new “Celebration” Messages screen effect has been added;
– Under Music Settings you’ll notice a new “Show Star Ratings” option;
– There’s a new headphone icon in status bar for Bluetooth audio devices;
– TV app has been added;
– TV widget has joined Videos widget;
– When you click power button five times, you will trigger SOS feature similar to Apple Watch;
– Shuffle and Repeat buttons are bigger in Music app.
Next month, Apple will most likely release the final form of iOS 10.2 and the company has confirmed that it will bring Single Sign-On and the TV app to the public. If you haven’t registered yet for Apple’s Beta Software Program, you should head to this page and click on Sign up button. You will be required to enter your Apple ID and if you don’t have one, then you will create it in less than a minute. You will choose a name for your Apple ID, then a password and specify your name, date of birth, answer to three secret questions and say where you’re from.