Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of iOS 10.2 to Developers [Updated]

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming iOS 10.2 update to developers, two weeks after seeding the third beta of iOS 10.2 and a month after releasing iOS 10.1, the first major update to iOS 10.

Registered developers can download the fourth iOS 10.2 beta from the Apple Developer Center and it should be available over-the-air soon.

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iOS 10.2 introduces new emoji, such as clown face, drooling face, selfie, face palm, fox face, owl, shark, butterfly, avocado, pancakes, croissant, and more. There are more than a hundred new emoji, including several profession emoji available in both male and female genders, such as firefighter, mechanic, lawyer, doctor, scientist, and more. Apple has also redesigned many existing emoji, adding more detail to make them look much more realistic.

Along with new emoji, iOS 10.2 includes new wallpaper, new Music sorting options and buttons for Repeat and Shuffle, new "Celebrate" and "Send with Love" Screen Effects, an option for preserving camera settings, a TV widget and TV settings, Single-Sign On support for watching live TV via apps, and the official "TV" app that was first introduced at Apple's October 27 event.

The TV app serves as an Apple-designed TV guide that's designed to simplify the television watching experience and discover new TV shows and movies to watch. The TV app will eventually be available on both iOS devices and the Apple TV.

With iOS 10.2, the "Videos" app is replaced entirely with the new "TV" app, which will now serve as the TV and movie hub on iOS devices.

Apple has called iOS 10 its "biggest release ever" for iOS users, with a revamped lock screen, a Siri SDK for developers, an overhauled Messages app, a dedicated "Home" app for HomeKit users, new facial and object recognition capabilities in Photos, and redesigned Maps and Apple Music apps.

Update: iOS 10.2 beta 4 is now available as an over-the-air download.

Update 2: Apple has also made iOS 10.2 beta 4 available for public beta testers.

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48 months ago

Oh I hope they keep the "find at least one new bug everyday" feature!!!

someone else that has zero idea of what betas are for...
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48 months ago

I'm seriously starting to hate Apple.. I was wondering why I couldn't make any phone calls from my Mac or iPad recently, I had to update to the latest version of iOS 10 for it to work and the feature to be present again. Not only that, but forcing me to update to download something like Facebook? Oh and did that update I HAD to do improve anything for me? Ha, it slowed me down even more and cut my battery life.. AGAIN! I would give up my freedom to knock Tim clean out, seriously.

Nothing in this rant is true.

You can make calls from Mac or iPad using iOS 9 or older versions of iOS 10.
Nothing forces you to download Facebook.
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48 months ago

Oh I hope they keep the "find at least one new bug everyday" feature!!!

Its a freaking beta, chill out.
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48 months ago

I'm seriously starting to hate Apple.. I was wondering why I couldn't make any phone calls from my Mac or iPad recently, I had to update to the latest version of iOS 10 for it to work and the feature to be present again. Not only that, but forcing me to update to download something like Facebook? Oh and did that update I HAD to do improve anything for me? Ha, it slowed me down even more and cut my battery life.. AGAIN! I would give up my freedom to knock Tim clean out, seriously.

No one has forced you to install Facebook. Not sure why you are saying that. I have had zero issues making phone calls from my Mac and iPad without updating to the latest version of iOS 10.
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48 months ago
How about they fix the Music app to make it as useful as it used to be? Multiple taps to bring up menus that were once easily accessible? Lack of swipe to unlock? Artist label showing EVERY artist ever purchased from iTunes instead of showing ONLY those artists currently residing on the phone itself? How are these "features" intuitive or useful to anyone?
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48 months ago
We need a jailbreak
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