Only two days after releasing sixth beta seed, Apple has now made available for download iOS 10.2 beta 7 for both developers and Public testers registered on Apple Developer and Beta Software Program.
Apple also officially launched a new feature called ‘Single Sign-on’ for iOS 10.x devices before this release, which was initially part of iOS 10.2 betas when it was still in beta and being tested on the said firmware prior its eventual rollout to everyone on other versions of iOS 10.
Registered developers can download the seventh beta of iOS 10.2 over-the-air with proper configuration profile installed. Seeing that beta 7 OTA is weighing around 2GB in size, it seems that this is the final build of iOS 10.2 which will eventually be rolling out globally to all iOS users with compatible iPhone and iPad devices sometime near next week.
iOS 10.2 introduces new emojis, such as clown face, drooling face, smile, face palm, fox face, owl, shark, butterfly, avocado, pancackes, croissant and much more. There are still dozens of new Unicode 9 emoji characters, plus several profession emoji available in both male and female genders, such as firefighter, mechanic, lawyer, doctor, scientist, and more. Also thrown designed existing emoji icons, adding more detail to make them look more realistic.
Apple has also confirmed that it’s going to add a special diagnostic software into its next firmware release scheduled for next week in order to analyze battery shutdown issues affecting some iPhone 6s units.
So, with the release of iOS 10.2 finally, which is largely being touted as the firmware update Apple will drop with diagnostic software built right in. Apart from battery troubleshooting tool and Single Sign-on feature, iOS 10.2 also brings with it all-new TV app, SOS calling feature for users in India, user interface tweaks to Music app, two new full-screen iMessage effects for Apple’s Messages app, and more.
With that said, iOS 10.2 includes new wallpaper, Music sorting options and buttons for Repeat and Shuffle, new “Celebrate” and “Send with Love” Screen Effects, an option for presrving camera settings, Single-Sign On support for watching live TV via , etc.
The official TV app was first introduced at Apple’s October 27 event, which is said it serves as an Apple-designed TV guide that aims to simplify the television watching experience and allow users to discover new TV shows and movies to watch.
This TV app is available on both iOS devices and the Apple TV (in the tvOS 10.1 beta) and in iOS 10.2, the “Videos” app has been replaced entirely with the new “TV” app, which will now serve as the iOS TV and movie hub.
Ultimately, the release of iOS 10.2 would be the “biggest release ever” for iOS users till date, with a revamped lock screen, a Siri SDK for developers, an overhauled Messages app, a dedicated “Home” app for HomeKit users, new facial and object recognition capabilities in Photos, and redesigned Maps and Apple Music apps.
Head to Settings > General > Software Update on your iPhone or iPad should get you to iOS 10.2 beta 7 OTA update. For those new in installing betas can go to either developer.apple.com, or beta.apple.com to get onto the latest iOS 10.2 beta.
New features and changes information that we spot in beta 7 seed of iOS 10.2 will be updated here at TechGiri.com. Stay tuned.
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