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iOS 10 Beta 5 Tidbits: New Lock Screen Sound, Widget Tweaks, and More

Apple today released new versions of iOS 10 to both developers and public beta testers, and as with any major beta update, there are several small changes and tweaks that have been implemented as Apple works to refine the operating system ahead of its release this fall.

Today's update, available as an over-the-air download for those who installed the first four betas or the beta configuration profile, features a new Lock screen sound, tweaks to the Control Center and widgets screen, and more.

We've rounded up some of the biggest changes in beta five in the video below, so make sure to check it out to get a quick look at what's changed. We're also listing all of the changes in the post below.

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Smart Battery Case - The iPhone 6 and 6s should now work properly with Apple's Smart Battery Case. According to the iOS 10 release notes, the case will no longer cause devices to panic.

Photos - Apple plans to reprocess facial recognition data in beta 5, so all named, favorited, and merged face data will be reset.

Lock sound - There's a new sound when locking the iPhone. It sounds like a door closing.

New Output icon - The output icon seen in the Control Center, the Music app, and other locations in iOS has been slightly tweaked. It is no longer represented by headphones and instead resembles a triangle with sound waves.

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Settings - The "Home" section in the Settings app has been removed on the iPhone, as it served no purpose, but it remains available on the iPad.

Widgets - The new widgets panel, accessible by swiping to the right, now displays the date on all devices.

Related Roundup: iOS 10


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23 weeks ago
I really hate the fact that there's a separate page for music on the control center...
Rating: 26 Votes
23 weeks ago
Up, Up, Down, Down, Shake iphone Left, Right, Left, Right. Yes! Music successfully paused
Rating: 23 Votes
23 weeks ago
Oh, Apple...



Rating: 17 Votes
23 weeks ago

Up, Up, Down, Down, Shake iphone Left, Right, Left, Right. Yes! Music successfully paused


Hadoken!!

I wish they weren't messing with Control Center so much. It's like when Exposé was perfect in about OS X Leopard, then they started messing about with it and ruined its brilliance, even if you could technically do more things. I'd love to have options for customising it more, but once you start having to scroll and swipe, you might as well be back in settings, so it defeats the object.


New Output icon - The output icon seen in the Control Center, the Music app, and other locations in iOS has been slightly tweaked. It is no longer represented by headphones and instead resembles a triangle with sound waves.


For what possible reason might they want to avoid people's attention being drawn to the subject of headphones?! :confused::rolleyes:;)
Rating: 10 Votes
23 weeks ago

Sorry, is it me or is this now awkward the way the dock is displaying the blurs?





Dude
I think someone's trying to reach you. Just sayin
Rating: 9 Votes
23 weeks ago
Holy cow...I can not stand the amount of complainers on Macrumors anymore. Guys, cheer the heck up.
Rating: 8 Votes
23 weeks ago

But then you have all kinds of things mixed in together, which would be rather messy as far as actual notifications from apps vs. simply ever-present widgets with different information that they display. Not only would potentially more important information (like notifications) be mixed in with more static information (like widgets) but it would require more scrolling up and down to find things and perhaps even missing some things that would get pushed further down.

I actually really liked iOS 5/6's Notification Center with the widgets in the same dropdown.

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It was easier to see weather at the same time as seeing unread texts or emails, plus it gave us the ability to tweet or post to Facebook right from there! Still amazed that Twitter hasn't given us that option with the newer widgets, especially since it's still on OS X/macOS...
Rating: 7 Votes
23 weeks ago

people actually bought that hideous battery case?

A lot of them have actually been finding it to be quite nice and useful even, as all kinds of threads about it indicate.
Rating: 6 Votes
23 weeks ago

I really hate the fact that there's a separate page for music on the control center...


Me too. I'd rather have the Airdrop and the huge Night Shift buttons on the separate page.
Rating: 6 Votes
23 weeks ago
Actually, I did because my work paid for mine in order to test it out and see if it was something we'd recommend to our employees.

Sure, it's pretty ugly by Apple standards, and you have to wonder how they let that slip through as acceptable to print the Apple logo on the back of it. But you know what? It's really functional! I've owned at least 4 other "battery cases" for my iPhones in the past, and all of them had design flaws or problems. I had a couple of them literally fall apart on me, with pieces separating from each other inside them. None of them used the Lightning port to charge them. So I always had to have a mini-USB charger handy to recharge them, even if I already had an Apple charger around for the phone itself. And they always had poor integration with the iPhone. (The phone would think it was on a charger every time it was plugged in to the battery case. It had no knowledge what the true remaining battery life was.)

With the "hideously ugly" Apple case, you get one that's designed well enough so there's a soft fabric on the inside, so your phone never gets scratched up taking it out of the case or putting it back in. The whole outside is a non-slip rubber material, making it far less likely to drop it by accident. It uses your regular Lightning charger and cable, and the phone gives you a new battery display screen showing both the charge levels of the phone and the case battery.

I'd buy it again if something happened to this one. It gets the job done -- and hey, it's no more ugly than an Otterbox Defender.


people actually bought that hideous battery case?

Rating: 6 Votes

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