iOS 10.2 public beta 2 is now available to download on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices for those who are registered on Apple Beta Software Program. Just in hours after Apple releasing the developers beta 2 of iOS 10.2, has made pubic beta available for testers.
Featuring new TV app, iOS 10.2 beta 2 for public testers follows hot on the heels, among other changes, available to update on compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices.
Following the beta release to registered developers, once again opens up the testing arena to more individuals that can assist Apple is ensuring that iOS 10.2 is ready for public release later in the year. About this particular iOS 10.2 pre-release seed is that not only it contain a number of important bug fixes and usability utilities, but it actually filled with interesting titbits that testers, and almost the global public with configuration profile, can sink their teeth into.
New features and changes includes within iOS 10.2 would be the inclusion of new “TV” app that Apple covered in-depth as part of its recent “hello again” MacBook Pro event recently. The support for the new TV app in iOS 10.2 extends to both iPhone and iPad (as well as Apple TV running tvOS 10.1), and eventually gives users a better way of discovering new TV content in a manner that wasn’t already possible.
The previous includes improvements based on what has been watched, but unfortunately doesn’t include any buy-in at the moment from services lie Netflix or Amazon Prime video. With that lack of support for those providers may cheapen the TV experience for many, but nevertheless the majority will undoubtedly feel that it’s a step in the right directions to home and work.
The development phase of iOS 10.2 also adds a dedicated device widget for the aforementioned TV app, giving users a quick way of viewing and accessing content without having to invoke the full TV app.
Additionally, Apple has bundled in a number of tweaks to the stock Music app, with iOS 10.2 makes encrypted iTunes backups safe again, namely new Shuffle and Repeat buttons live, as well as offering support for Emergency SOS calls directly via the Power button on the device.
Now that this beta has only been out into the hands of esters for a very short time, but the testing pool has been opened up to include public testers, it’s likely that things will progress a lot quicker.
Any individual enrolled in the company’s public beta program at beta.apple.com with a compatible iPhone, iPad or iPod touch can grab the latest publicly available beta right now, without delay. For those who already have previous beta installed can head to Settings > General > Software Update on the device right away to download beta 2 OTA update.
UPDATE X1: Alongside iOS 10.2 public beta 2, Apple has also released macOS Sierra 10.12.2 beta 2. Find more details on macOS Sierra 10.12.2 here.
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