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Apple Seeds Sixth Beta of iOS 10 to Developers and Public Beta Testers

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

iOS 10 beta 6 is available as an over-the-air download to those who installed the first five betas or the beta configuration profile and it's available for direct download via Apple's Developer Center (developers only).

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.

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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 5, Apple introduced a new lock sound and fixed some important bugs.

According to Apple's release notes, iOS 10 beta 6 fixes a number of bugs. Search hints now function as expected in the Messages Store, Siri offers an appropriate response when a request requires a removed app, a bug that caused sticker pack apps to be blank has been fixed, and more. Reports from beta testers suggest an ongoing bug affecting the dock on iPads running iOS 10 has been resolved.

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.

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43 months ago
What will the keyboard sound like this week? Ha.
Rating: 33 Votes
43 months ago

It had the exact opposite effect on me -- I'm heading to Android. To each their own.

Heading to Android because of a few iMessage features that aren't at all being forced upon you? Lmao. Bye then.
Rating: 26 Votes
43 months ago
hopefully the dock bugs are fixed :)
Rating: 20 Votes
43 months ago

dark mode :(?

Sitting in the dark while using the beta is as close as you are going to get right now.
Rating: 10 Votes
43 months ago

Ive been loving apple lately

Ive has been loving Apple for quite some time.
Rating: 9 Votes
43 months ago

Some adults have children. And young relatives. And other acquaintances that will spam them, however innocent their intentions might be.

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out how this can become a major annoyance.

Sounds like the issue lies elsewhere then. After all people can be calling your phone and leaving stupid voicemails, or ringing your door bell and running away, but those aren't really issues with the phone or the doorbell, right?
Rating: 8 Votes
43 months ago
Haptic feedback please!
Rating: 8 Votes
43 months ago

Obviously it's more than the changes to iMessage, although Apple still hasn't clarified if the receiver is able to disable these "rich notifications". In that sense, it most certainly is being forced upon you. Anyone older than 12 will understand why this is an issue.

Thankfully, as an adult, it is my fellow adults who text me. I trust my fellow adults to be mature enough and have enough restraint NOT to spam me relentlessly with these effects. I am, therefore, in no way concerned about being able to turn this feature off.
Rating: 6 Votes
43 months ago

Android is still arse! It sucks, it is ugly, and the battery still sucks. I have an S6 sitting in my drawer used for 2 days I will sell you for $300.

I use and prefer iOS (and the broader Apple set of devices), but have no real issues with Android beyond subjective differences in taste (maybe a little bit of an issue with security on Android too). To each their own. I'll sit here and enjoy iOS and macOS and those who like Android can sit over there and enjoy their android devices! Their using android (or some user choosing to switch for silly/justified reasons) doesn't really impact me so live and let live, and all the other platitudes.
Rating: 5 Votes
43 months ago

So in order to avoid visual diarrhea on my cellphone, I should tell kids to stop being kids? How about the ability to disable said visual diarrhea?

Like I said, I'm moving to Android so it's a moot point. I'm still entitled to my view, however. Apple is now catering to 12 year olds and it shows.

Just enjoy the visual diarrhea Mr. pooper!
Rating: 5 Votes

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