Apple is rolling out the second beta version of the iOS 10.2 update that is going to be released to the general users soon. For now, only developers and beta testers have the privilege of having access to the features and new implementations the new beta build has in store.
According to MacRumors, just a day after seeding the new iOS 10.2 beta to developers, the Cupertino giant is now rolling it out to authorized public beta testers who are eager to test out and uncover what changes the upcoming update will bring to iOS 10-running devices.
Based on the information gathered after the beta was released to enrolled developers, the second iOS 10.2 comes with the new TV app that was launched alongside the new MacBook Pros during Apple’s Oct. 27 event. The new app serves as a TV guide for users of Apple TV since it is meant to assist users in finding new content based on the TV shows and movies they previously watched.
Another new feature that’s been leaked by beta 2 is the SOS feature that allows users to make emergency calls by simply pressing the power button five times. However, this feature will not be available to all, since release notes indicate that it will work only in the U.S., the U.K., Australia, Canada, Russia, Italy, France, Spain, Belgium, Brazil, Hong Kong, India, Japan and China.
The second beta of iOS 10.2 also brings changes to the Music app. The changes are not very drastic; they simply pertain to the design tweaks that make the Shuffle and Repeat buttons more prominent in the app’s interface.
Meanwhile, the standout feature of the upcoming update that was actually leaked by the first beta version is the collection of new and enhanced emojis. As per AppleInsider, the new emojis conform with Unicode 9.0. The Apple-centric news site also revealed that certain changes to the Preserve Camera and Accessibility settings have been made. Furthermore, three new wallpapers and a new widget for the Videos app are also arriving via the iOS 10.2 update.
For a hands-on experience with the iOS 10.2 beta, people who are enrolled in the Apple Beta Software Program can download the software over-the-air. Since betas tend to be very unstable and rife with bugs, beta testers are advised to install the software on a secondary device.