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.


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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Top Rated Comments

gsmornot Avatar
102 months ago
What will the keyboard sound like this week? Ha.
Score: 33 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jsmith189 Avatar
102 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.
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Ron21 Avatar
102 months ago
hopefully the dock bugs are fixed :)
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple_Robert Avatar
102 months ago
dark mode :(?
Sitting in the dark while using the beta is as close as you are going to get right now.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Northgrove Avatar
102 months ago
Ive been loving apple lately
Ive has been loving Apple for quite some time.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
C DM Avatar
102 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?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)