Apple Releases Third Public Beta of iOS 10

Apple today released the third public beta of iOS 10 to public beta testers, two weeks after releasing the second iOS 10 public beta and just a day after seeding the fourth developer beta of iOS 10. The third public beta and the fourth developer beta are identical, offering features like new emoji, revamped keyboard sounds, and more.

Beta testers who have signed up for Apple's beta testing program will receive the third 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 always stable and include many bugs, so they should be installed on a secondary device.


iOS 10 includes a huge number of new features and design tweaks, like a reimagined 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, scene, and object recognition capabilities.

There's a new Home app, apps like Maps and Apple Music have been redesigned, and 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 alongside new iOS devices.

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FurbyUK Avatar
103 months ago
I hope you and the other fellows excited to play with betas are reporting every single bug.
Nah, just for that, I'm not going to. [emoji23]
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
blacktape242 Avatar
103 months ago
hope battery life is better....
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kaibelf Avatar
103 months ago
You need to lookup your 'history'. It is has always been 48 hours.
YOU need to refresh your history.

July 8th, 2015: https://www.macrumors.com/2015/07/08/ios-9-beta-3/
July 9th, 2015: https://www.macrumors.com/2015/07/09/ios-9-os-x-el-capitan-public-betas/

July 21st, 2015: https://www.macrumors.com/2015/07/21/apple-seeds-fourth-ios-9-beta-to-developers/
July 22nd, 2015: https://www.macrumors.com/2015/07/22/apple-second-ios-9-public-beta/

And August 6th, 2015: https://www.macrumors.com/2015/08/06/apple-seeds-fifth-ios-9-beta-to-developers/


Same day release for that one.


I could go on...
I have seldom seen a manhood swinging contest that was more hilarious than this exchange. Large hands abound.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mlrollin91 Avatar
103 months ago
Which has been outside the norm for Public beta releases. History shows that it usually is 24 hours or less from developer release to public beta release. For whatever reason the first two iOS 10 public betas didn't follow this.
You need to lookup your 'history'. It is has always been 48 hours.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
C DM Avatar
103 months ago
The Dev3 release notes states that FaceTime doesn't work with prior versions of macOS and iOS. However, considering that if b1-3 didn't work with FaceTime with iOS 9 and Mac OS X <10.12b I think we'd have heard about that, I'm guessing it ONLY doesn't work with the prior betas. So, yes, truth it does not work "correctly" WITH PRIOR BETAS… until further testing and confirmation. (And really, who is sticking around on b1 or b2??)
As I recall it states perior beta versions not prior versions.
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LordQ Avatar
103 months ago
That was, well, unexpected. Must be approaching the first GM candidate build for this to be released only 24 hours after DP. Apple must think its extremely stable.
I hope you and the other fellows excited to play with betas are reporting every single bug.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)