iOS 10.1 Beta 2 Download Released: New Feature Changes And Tweaks


Apple has today released iOS 10.1 beta 2 download to developers and testers with compatible iPad, iPhone and iPod touch devices. Here are new changes and tweaks details.

This second seed of iOS 10.1 pre-release build follows hon on the heels of the original beta release issued two weeks ago to registered members at Apple Developer Program and testers registered at Apple Beta Software Program, and is also available in addition to the final and publicly available iOS 10.0.2 initiated to improve performance and fix some bugs being experienced with iOS 10.0.1.

Sudden availability of iOS 10.1 beta 2 once again proves Apple’s dedication and willingness to push its mobile platform forward, with immediate focus n eradicating bugs and attempting to make iOS 10 one of the best consumer friendly experiences on iPhone and iPad to date. It’s only a matter of weeks iOS 10 / 10.0.1 have been with s, but Apple has already introduced a public update in the form of iOS 10.0.2, as well as the first and now second beta of iOS 10.1, hopefully to give developers and public testers something to sink their teeth into.

Rather than introducing any wholesale changes or new inclusions that users can test drive and interact with, iOS 10.1 beta 2 continues down the road features that was initially laid out by iOS 10.1 beta 1.

First release included a number of bug fixes and performance enhancements designed to remove some of the more prominent issues. Apple also took the opportunity to introduce the highly-anticipated “Portrait” mode that compliments the iSight-Duo camera system on the iPhone 7 Plus.

iOS 10.1 Beta 2 New Feature Changes And Tweaks

To that end, Apple’s beta release is to tweak user design elements and the way that users interact with them. A few changes have been spotted in this latest beta release including the expected few more, will likely be spied as the beta is installed on more devices.

1. Full Screen Effects In Messages Now Works With Reduce Motion

iMessage effects in iOS 10 Messages app now work even when Reduce Motion settings is on. That gives a more rounded experience for those which were sending effects to people who simply were not seeing them. To turn this option on with Reduce Motion, head to Settings > General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion and then turn the toggle on for both Reduce Motion as well as for the new option ‘Auto-play Message Effects‘.

2. Cleaner UI for Apps Drawer In Messages

Although Messages apps drawer has received a slight makeover, with dots at the bottom now gone in favor of a scroll bar for navigating between multiple apps installed in the Messages app.


3. Replay Effects In Messages

Remind you about the new Replay button below chat bubbles in Messages app that allows effects to be replayed for those that either missed them the first time around, or just want to relive the magical experience.


We expect Apple to be tweaking the way it works and improving the output it is capable of all over the beta process. Admitted that the software was still being worked on during the iPhone announcement event, and betas are exactly the place for such software to be well optimized upon before the final version is made available to users.

With iOS 10.1, owners of the iPhone 7 Plus will be able to take full advantage of the hardware’s capability. And being able to interact with the gorgeous and extremely powerful 2x optical and 10x digital zoom capabilities, iPhone 7 Plus owners will also now be able to capture stunning photographs with depth-of-field and bokeh effects.

Developers and testers with a compatible iPhone, iPad or iPod touch are able to grab the latest beta as an over-the-air (OTA) update as long as an existing beta version is installed on the device, and of course, when an OTA configuration profile is present. Registered developers can also download the IPSW file directly from

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