Apple Releases Second Public Beta of iOS 10

Apple today released the second public beta of iOS 10 to public beta testers, two weeks after releasing the first iOS 10 public beta and just a few days after seeding the third developer beta of iOS 10.

Beta testers who have signed up for Apple's beta testing program will receive the iOS 10 beta update over-the-air after installing the proper certificate on their iOS device.

Those who want to be a part of Apple's beta testing program can sign up to participate through the beta testing website, which gives users access to both iOS and OS X betas. The video below will walk you through the necessary steps for installing the iOS 10 beta to give the new features a try. Betas are not stable and include many bugs, so they should be installed on a secondary device.

The second public beta of iOS 10 and the third developer beta of iOS 10 are likely identical, and in the developer beta, Apple introduced a new keyboard sound, an Accessibility option for using iOS 9-style Touch ID, haptic feedback when locking an iPhone, improved Quick Actions for sharing apps, and more.


iOS 10 includes a number of new features and design tweaks, like a new Lock screen experience, a revamped Messages app with background animations, bubble effects, Digital Touch, a full App Store and more, and a Photos app with impressive facial and object recognition capabilities.

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, which we cover extensively in our iOS 10 roundup.

iOS 10 is available to developers and public beta testers at the current time, with a public release planned for the fall.

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Top Rated Comments

lodolfo Avatar
103 months ago
I have the first public beta installed but I don't see the new one in the over the air area, anyone know how to get it!??
Go outside for a walk for a couple of hours and breathe. This activates the beta update service in your phone, so when you get home you'll see the update.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LordQ Avatar
103 months ago
I really hope you guys are submitting bugs to Apple.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TurboPGT! Avatar
103 months ago
I'm guessing this is the same as Beta 3 released to developers?
Why is there always someone who asks this question. Yes. Its the same. The exact same. They are only released separately to guard against any unforeseen major issues going out to the Public beta testers.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Orlandoech Avatar
103 months ago
Sweet... downloading now. Beta1 has been meh but decently stable.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
C DM Avatar
103 months ago
Typical Apple BS designed to add wear and tear to your hardware be requiring the user to push the home button EVERY TIME you want to unlock your device. ANYTHING to sell more product! iOS 10 = TURD!
Except as has already been pointed out, there's an option to change that if you want.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MH01 Avatar
103 months ago
good luck beta testers
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