Apple Seeds Second Beta of iOS 10 to Developers

Apple today released the second beta of iOS 10 to developers for testing purposes, just over three weeks after first unveiling the new operating system at its 2016 Worldwide Developers Conference.

Today's update is available as an over-the-air download to those who installed the first beta or the beta configuration profile and it's available for direct download through the Apple Developer Center. The update is accompanied by a new beta of Xcode 8.

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iOS 10 is a major iOS update with a host of new features and design tweaks, including a new Lock screen experience with 3D Touch-enabled notifications, a more easily accessible camera, a redesigned Control Center, and a new widgets screen.

Messages has been entirely overhauled with features that include background animations, bubble effects, Digital Touch, handwritten notes, Tapback replies, predictive emoji, and its own dedicated App Store, and Photos has gained impressive facial and object recognition capabilities along with a Memories feature for rediscovering forgotten moments.


There's a new Home app and apps like Maps and Apple Music have been redesigned, plus there are hundreds of smaller tweaks and changes in the operating system.

iOS 10 is only available to developers at the current time, but Apple plans to introduce a public iOS 10 beta in July before the official fall release of the software.

For full details on iOS 10, make sure to check out our iOS 10 roundup.

Changes in Beta 2

- The Messages App Store is now live with Apple's sticker packs available for download.

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- The Filters icon in the bottom toolbar of Mail has been changed from the previous funnel-style icon.

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- 3D Touch shortcuts on the flashlight and time in Control Center now have icons, and the brightness settings for the flashlight have been renamed to low/medium/bright light from low/medium/high intensity.

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- Apple's new organ donor signup functionality is included on the Medical ID tab of the Health app.

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- The Music app now supports Dynamic Type, so those who have selected a smaller text size in Settings will see smaller fonts in the Music app, addressing a significant complaint from the beta 1 redesign.

- There is a new "Low Quality Image Mode" in the Messages section of Settings.

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Related Forum: iOS 10

Top Rated Comments

DeutscheMark Avatar
100 months ago
Score: 44 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Tubamajuba Avatar
100 months ago
Omg when is beta three coming out?! To soon...?
It's been ten minutes since beta 2 came out, and still no word on beta 3. Is Apple giving up on iOS 10?
Score: 30 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ck2875 Avatar
100 months ago



- There is a new "Low Quality Image Mode" in the Messages section of Settings.



The people leaking parts from the Supply Chain will love this built-in low quality image mode.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Paradoxally Avatar
100 months ago
Go on developers, find dark mode!
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
EricTheHalfBee Avatar
100 months ago
Connected and started update right away - no waiting.

I'll probably get more beta updates for iOS 10 in the next few months than Android users get in a lifetime. ;)
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nikhilnagaraj24 Avatar
100 months ago
Is 'Rest Finger to Unlock' new? Found this on Beta 2 but not sure if it was on beta 1.

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Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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