iOS 10.2 beta version out

In just two weeks after the release of iOS 10.1, Apple is already making progress on the next update. This new update, iOS 10.2, is now available to public beta testers who will hop on and see if there are any issues in the ride before the update is released to the rest of the world.

What’s New?

This is the second major update to iOS 10 hence it comes with a number of reasonable additions to the operating system. Here are some of the notable new additions to the operating system:

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  • Emoji: For starters, users will get access to Unicode 9 emoji. This brings to the iPhone emoji like clown face, fox face, drooling face, butterfly, owl, selfies, shark, face palm and many more. The number of new emoji in this update is large, with the addition of both genders of several profession emoji.
  • Wallpapers: If you followed the release of the iPhone 7 closely, you will be familiar with some of the cool wallpapers that were shown in the marketing materials. This update brings these wallpapers to older iOS devices.
  • Camera: Another notable addition to the iOS user interface is the option to save your last known settings in the camera. This means that if you are not that much into photography, but you just want good photos, you will be able to use this to preserve some camera settings like the photo filter, camera mode etc.

This beta version of iOS 10.2 will be sent to beta testers who have the necessary certificates installed on their devices. If you want to get early bird access to new iOS features, you can sign up to be a beta tester on the Apple beta testing website.

It’s however important to note that although you’ll be getting these new features before everyone else, beta versions are not stable hence they should not be expected to function as reliably as release versions. As a result, they should be installed on secondary devices.