iOS 10 Beta 3 Tidbits: iOS 9-Style Touch ID Option, New Keyboard Sound, and More

With any major beta update, there are several small changes and tweaks as Apple aims to refine the operating system ahead of its public release, and iOS 10 beta three, seeded to developers this morning, is no exception.

Today's update, available as an over-the-air download for those who installed the first two betas or the beta configuration profile, features new Touch ID accessibility options, new haptic feedback when locking the iPhone, better keyboard sounds, and more.

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



Locking haptic feedback - When locking an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus, there's a small haptic vibration to let you know the device has been properly locked. On other devices, there's a new sound when pressing the power button.

Touch ID - There's a new Accessibility option that allows users to open an iPhone with Touch ID with just a finger on the button, which is the way Touch ID worked in iOS 9. The setting was initially added in beta two but wasn't functional.

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Keyboard sound - The muted popping-style keyboard sound that was introduced in beta one and removed in beta two has been reintroduced in beta three.

Siri - In Settings, there's a new "App Support" section of Siri that will display information on which apps work with Siri and access your data.

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Audio fix - Audio playback through the internal speaker will no longer stop because of haptic feedback.

Quick Actions - In iOS 10 beta 3, a 3D Touch on an app icon will now bring up a Share option that includes the name of the app. Previously, the app name was not included.

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Health - There's a new "Improve Activity" option that allows you to send anonymous health-related information to Apple under Settings --> Privacy --> Diagnostics and Usage. When you open the Health app for the first time in iOS 10, there's also a pop-up that gives you the option to enable it.

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iOS 10 beta three will likely be seeded to public beta testers later this week. Apple will release iOS 10 to the public at the end of the beta testing period, likely in September alongside new iOS devices.

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Top Rated Comments

now i see it Avatar
103 months ago
I must say that these quick iOS update videos that MR does are really great. Quick, to the point and the presenter speaks very well. Great job.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rdlink Avatar
103 months ago
iOS10 is the first set of betas since iOS5, that i have downgraded from. Battery life has been absolutely shocking for me.

Shame, i really enjoy some of the new features
That's usually an indicator of a non-updated app that is having a problem with the new OS. While I don't have the patience for early betas anymore, I have friends who are running it and have had no battery issues.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
C DM Avatar
103 months ago
Why Apple didn't implemented 3D Touch emulation on iPhone SE? This device use latest chipset that same on iPhone 6s and 6s Plus..

So enable 3D Touch emulation by replace Hard Press with Longer Press is good options, so iPhone SE users will be able to use latest 3D Touch features without any worries...
Because that's not really what 3D Touch is.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macrumors4leo Avatar
103 months ago
Best part of the update was you mentioning that pokémon go is working better!
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Norbs12 Avatar
103 months ago
I am using the public beta on an iPhone 6 with 128k of memory. I have 55K of pictures in the icloud. Took quite a while for them to sync, and it has been working for 10 days on the facial recognition and still has 8K to go before complete. The facial scan is supposed to only happen when plugged in and locked but I find even if on battery if I do anything in the ‘people’ album my iPhone gets very warm, rapid battery drain and the System app shows both CPUs at 80-100% load. I think any alterations even as simple as assigning a name causes a high CPU process to start and if you have done several they FIFO stack. My phone becomes slow and it drains from 100% to drained in just a few hours.

Its a beta, there are bugs.
Dang and I thought 16GB was small.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
atlatnesiti Avatar
103 months ago
iOS10 is the first set of betas since iOS5, that i have downgraded from. Battery life has been absolutely shocking for me.

Shame, i really enjoy some of the new features
That is weird, my battery life is the same or tad better than on iOS 9.
BTW; iOS 10 beta is probably the most stable beta ever introduced by Apple.
PS; iPhone 6s+
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)