Apple Releases Second iOS 10.1 Beta to Public Beta Testers

Oct 5, 2016 11:08 am PDT by Juli Clover
Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming iOS 10 update to public beta testers for testing purposes, two weeks after releasing the first iOS 10.1 public beta and one day after providing the second beta to developers. It's been three weeks since iOS 10 was released to the public.

Beta testers who have signed up for Apple's beta testing program will receive the new iOS 10.1 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 macOS Sierra betas. Betas are not stable and include many bugs, so they should be installed on a secondary device.

iOS 10.1 introduces a “Portrait” mode for the iPhone 7 Plus, which takes advantage of the dual cameras in the device. Portrait mode is designed to mimic the kind of shallow depth of field images that can be taken with a high-end DSLR, with a front subject that stands out over a blurred background.


The two cameras in the iPhone 7 Plus capture images, which are scanned by the built-in image signal processor to create a depth map. Machine learning techniques are used to recognize people and/or foreground images, keeping people and main objects in focus while applying an artful blur or "bokeh" to the background. The 10.1 update also includes bug fixes and performance improvements to address issues discovered since the release of iOS 10 and it features some tweaks to the Messages interface, replacing dots that represented each installed app with a scroll bar.

iOS 10 is a major operating system update that includes features like a redesigned Lock screen, a Siri SDK to allow third-party apps to integrate with Siri, and a completely overhauled Messages app with stickers, a full App Store, Digital Touch, Bubble Effects, and more. Other new additions include a dedicated “Home” app for HomeKit users, new facial and object recognition capabilities in Photos, and redesigned Maps and Apple Music apps.


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41 months ago
Closing apps animation on my 7 plus seems smooth and fine now.
BTW, just signed up on the forum. Hi everyone!
Rating: 5 Votes
41 months ago

DARK MODE!!! it's all i want lol

Not happening!
Rating: 2 Votes
41 months ago

They need to release 10.0.3 with the fix because this bug is very annoying and idk when this beta will be released for public.

Which bug?
Rating: 2 Votes
41 months ago

New Beta fixes my Bluetooth issue with a BMW head unit.

Did you have the music stopping when connected over BT?
What iPhone model do you have? iPhone 7/7 Plus?
Rating: 2 Votes
41 months ago
New Beta fixes my Bluetooth issue with a BMW head unit.
Rating: 2 Votes
41 months ago
Does this beta fix the 'Estimated ship dates: November 1, 2016-November 8, 2016' error? :cool:
Rating: 2 Votes
41 months ago

They need to release 10.0.3 with the fix because this bug is very annoying and idk when this beta will be released for public.

10.1 will probably be out by the end of the month. They aren't going to release a software update for one bug if its fixed in the next build already. This bug also doesn't effect everyone. No issues with my Air 2/7Plus.
Rating: 2 Votes
41 months ago
Chuck Norris takes all his Portrait photos Landscape too...
Rating: 1 Votes
41 months ago
DARK MODE!!! it's all i want lol
Rating: 1 Votes
41 months ago

Are we able to remove the beta and go back to 10.0.2 if we dislike the public beta? Thanks

You can, you'd just need to re-install it basically.
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