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

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

iOS 10 beta 8 is available as an over-the-air download to those who installed the first seven 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.

iOS 10 is currently available to developers and public beta testers, with a full public release planned for the fall. iOS 10 beta 8 is likely to be the last update before the golden master version is released as Apple will need time to finalize the software before its public launch. For full details on iOS 10, make sure to check out our iOS 10 roundup.

Update: Many users appear to be running into an error when attempting to download the new beta, getting an "Unable to Check for Update" popup.


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19 months ago

Keep getting an, Unable to check for update? Anyone else

Technically, I'm getting a "Recherche de mise à jour impossible" error, but yes.
Rating: 10 Votes
19 months ago
iOS 10 will have 10 betas.
Rating: 9 Votes
19 months ago

A nice reminder how much wasted space there is on an iPad. Thank you.


How do you expect Apple to use the screen real estate in the settings app eh? I'll donate to you if you come up with a better more efficient design for that specific part of the app.

Stop trying to pretend you're a designer.
Rating: 8 Votes
19 months ago

Awesome! i'm getting the update error though.

GM tomorrow.

Tomorrow? On Saturday? That's not realistic at all...it'll be here on Sunday.
Rating: 6 Votes
19 months ago

Can some clear this up for me;
If I'm a public beta tester, I see it as iOS 10 beta 7? Is it one number behind developer betas?


I don't know if you are genuine or trolling. If genuine, I really don't understand how people are still asking this. It's pretty clear what the beta version is for the developers and the public. It is even made categorically clear in the 1st line of the article - "Apple today seeded the eighth beta of iOS 10 to developers and a seventh version to public beta testers for testing purposes,". It must have taken more time to post and ask that than it would have been to read the article's 1st line.
Rating: 4 Votes
19 months ago


Rating: 4 Votes
19 months ago

Technically, I'm getting a "Recherche de mise à jour impossible" error, but yes.

Nice way of putting it. LOL
Rating: 4 Votes
19 months ago

iOS 10 will have 10 betas.

Apple will say it's a coincidence, but we know the truth.
Rating: 3 Votes
19 months ago

Then use the Feedback app to report it and quit crying.

He just finished saying that he is using the Feedback app and nothing is changing.
Rating: 3 Votes
19 months ago

Was it before possible to split screen the App Store, can't remember that.

its new!
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