Apple seeded the second beta of a forthcoming iOS 10.2 update to public beta testers on Tuesday November 8. Apple seeded the new beta one week after seeding the first beta of iOS 10.2, one day after providing the second iOS 10.2 beta to developers and two weeks after launching iOS 10.1 which is the first major update to iOS 10.
The registered beta testers who have signed up for Apple’s beta testing program can download the second iOS 10.2 beta from the Apple Developer Center or over-the-air with the proper configuration profile installed. Those who want to take a part of Apple’s beta testing program can sign up to participate via the beta testing website, that gives users access to both macOS Sierra and iOS betas. Betas are not stable and contains many bugs, hence they must be installed on a secondary device.
iOS 10.2 does not have a single main feature such as Portrait mode in iOS 10.1, however, it does provide few smaller feature changes. New emoji have been added in the update, such as clown face, drooling face, selfie, face palm, owl, fox face, shark, avocado, butterfly, pancakes, croissant, and so on. There are more than a hundred new emoji, such as few profession emoji present in both male and female genders, like firefighter, lawyer, mechanic, doctor, scientist, and others. Apple has also redesigned many available emoji, adding more detail and having them look much more realistic. iOS 10.2 contains new wallpaper, along with new emoji, new Music sorting options, an option for preserving camera settings, a new “Celebrate” Screen Effect,” a Videos widget, Single-Sign On support for watching live TV via apps, and so on.
Apple has called iOS 10 its “moat significant release ever” for iOS users, with a Siri SDK for developers, a revamped lock screen, an overhauled Messages app, new object and facial recognition abilities in Photos, a dedicated “Home” app for HomeKit users, and redesigned Apple Music And Maps apps. The new tweaks in iOS 10.2 beta 2 are as follows: iOS 10.2 contains the “TV” app which was explained at Apple’s October 27 event. The app is designed to act as a TV guide to assist users find new content and choose what to watch.
There is a new SOS feature that will call emergency services when the power button on the iPhone is pressed five times. According to Apple’s release notes, SOS works in Belgium,Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, China, Hong Kong, Italy, India, Japan, Spain, Russia, UK, and US. Settings for SOS is present in the Settings app under the General section. Also, there are more prominent Repeat and Shuffle buttons available in the Music app while playing a song.