You can now download iOS 10.2 beta 3 and install on your compatible iPhone, iPad or iPod touch devices. Made available to those users registered on the Apple Developer Program and the public beta testers to get it soon. Here’s everything you need to know about this release, and of course, about iOS 10.2 in general.
This is the third pre-release seed of iOS 10.2, which comes two weeks after the initial introduction of iOS 10.2 beta 1, and just seven days or so after the company pushed out iOS 10.2 beta 2 to the developers and testers community. What to say regarding great things about iOS 10.2 is that it fills the gaps left by iOS 10.1.1, meaning that device owners actually have a lot to sink their teeth into when downloading and consuming the update.
Main inclusions to be getting is the Unicode 9 emoji characters and iOS 10.1.1 appeared to be nothing more than a bug fix and performance enhancement build, iOS 10.2 release looks to raise the motion bar a little by actually bringing in new functionality to the table.
Developers and testers installing iOS 10.2 betas will definitely be able to customize their iPhone or iPad with one of three new wallpapers pulled directly from the marketing shots used for the launch and promotion of iPhone 7 range. Apple has also took a decent step of updating the Video app to include its own widget.
The integration of Unicode 9 has also been taken to the next level from Unicode Consortium within iOS 10.2. Communication trend, there’s also a new full-screen messaging effect dubbed “Celebrate” built into the revamped Messages app. Add this to new settings within the Health experience, brand new TV app added, alongside new options in the Camera and Photos apps. Staying within iOS 10.2 betas, you have what will hopefully be polished release that gives end-users to actually skin their teeth into.
For compatible list of changes that iOS 10.2 beta 3 will be carrying forward from earlier iOS 10.2 pre-releases, check out the complete list of feature additions for iOS 10.2 beta 1 here: iOS 10.2 Beta 1: New Features And Changes and for iOS 10.2 beta 2 here: iOS 10.2 Beta 2 with New Feature Additions: Everything That’s New.
Looking for the changelog within this latest beta 3 seed of iOS 10.2, we’ll be sure to bring all that latest as the information comes in.
As always, those who are registered and enrolled members of Apple Developer Program can download and interact with the latest pre-release seed right now as an over-the-air update from Settings > General > Software Update on the device. For those who prefer a manual or fresh installation can grab the iOS 10.2 beta 3 IPSW file directly from developer.apple.com and restore to it using iTunes.
Update x1: iOS 10.2 Public Beta 3 is out now, available to download as well for those registered on Apple Beta Software Program.
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