Apple Seeds Fifth Beta of iOS 10 to Developers [Update: Also Available for Public Beta Testers]

Apple today seeded the fifth beta of iOS 10 to developers for testing purposes, one week after seeding the fourth beta and approximately two months after first unveiling the new operating system at its 2016 Worldwide Developers Conference.

iOS 10 beta 5 is available as an over-the-air download to those who installed the first four betas or the beta configuration profile and it's available for direct download via Apple's Developer Center.

iOS 10 is a major iOS update with a ton 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. According to Apple, iOS 10 is the company's biggest iOS update ever released.


The Messages app in iOS 10 has been overhauled with features that include background animations, bubble effects, Digital Touch, handwritten notes, Tapback replies, predictive emoji, and a dedicated App Store, and Photos has gained new facial and object recognition capabilities along with a Memories feature for rediscovering forgotten moments.

Over the beta testing period, Apple is tweaking the features introduced in iOS 10 to refine them ahead of the public release of the operating system. In iOS 10 beta 4, Apple introduced new emoji characters and a redesigned look for many existing emoji, a Control Center intro, new Accessibility features, changes to the Notification Center, and more. New changes found in the fifth iOS 10 beta will be listed below.

iOS 10 is currently available to developers and public beta testers, with a full public release planned for the fall. For full details on iOS 10, make sure to check out our iOS 10 roundup. To see what's new in iOS 10 beta 5, head over to our tidbits post where we've rounded up some of the most notable changes.

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Top Rated Comments

McFreggle Avatar
100 months ago
Is it stable? ;)
Yes. It hasn't crashed once since I installed it. Two minutes ago.
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
A MacBook lover Avatar
100 months ago
That was totally unexpected! Quick guys, what's changed? :D
The only thing that's changed is everything!
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
6836838 Avatar
100 months ago
That was totally unexpected! Quick guys, what's changed? :D
Things were fixed.
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No changes, see the release notes, just keeps the fanboys and girls happy.
Release notes have only EVER shown SDK changes for the mostpart. Their intention is not to describe OS fixed or new features. You think you're being helpful, but you're not.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
6836838 Avatar
100 months ago
Did they fix the really annoying problem of the Pokemon App _working_?
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Rogifan Avatar
100 months ago
I'm already using whatsapp. It's cross platform. I don't know why Apple is putting that much effort in a messaging app only few people use. I'm very happy that they do, don't get me wrong but there are so much other apps that need attention more. Unless they make iMessage cross platform :)
Because a lot more than just a few people use iMessage.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Zirel Avatar
100 months ago
Turn off iMessage and choose to use other third party messaging app.
iMessage is not the whole of Apple product after all.
Sorry for my straightforward comments. :(
Turn off for what?

I prefer my method: stop talking with people who don't have iMessage.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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