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Apple today seeded the fifth beta of an upcoming iOS 10.2 update to developers and public beta testers, four days after seeding the fourth beta of iOS 10.2 and more than a month after releasing iOS 10.1, the first major update to iOS 10.

Registered developers can download the iOS 10.2 beta 5 from the Apple Developer Center or over-the-air with the proper configuration profile installed.

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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, 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 aims to simplify the television watching experience and allow users to discover new TV shows and movies to watch.

The TV app is available on iOS devices and the Apple TV, and in iOS 10.2, the "Videos" app has been replaced entirely with the new "TV" app, which will now serve as the iOS TV and movie hub.

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.

Article Link: Apple Seeds Fifth Beta of iOS 10.2 to Developers and Public Beta Testers
 

Robert.Walter

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Sure hope this fixes the slow to open camera on my 6s (sometime swipe to open hangs mid screen or camera freezes requiring reboot).

And also the BT connectivity problems between my BT headset and my moms connectivity to her AW and her MFi hearing aid.
 
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Moorepheus

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Not gonna lie...iOS 10 is what kept me using iPhone over Android. Before 10, it was safe to say Android was better. Now Apple has leveled the playing field.
Exactly how is it better. To me, iOS 10 is really no different than 9. Are there behind the scenes changes, sure, but for the most part, iOS has been iOS since the beginning.
 

astroturfme

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Well I've noticed my cheap Bluetooth headphones now connect automatically on the 10.2 betas vs constantly having to fidget with Bluetooth on/off and re-pairing in the previous release. If that's any indication - then there should be some relief for Bluetooth users out there.




Any improvement in Bluetooth functionality not mentioned in release notes explicitly? Since their work on it with 10.1.1, have had some issues streaming in the car as have others from poking around here.
 

Hustler1337

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New update already? I just updated to Beta 4 yesterday after multiple failed attempts. Sadly cannot be said about their Mac updates.
 

mantan

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Exactly how is it better. To me, iOS 10 is really no different than 9. Are there behind the scenes changes, sure, but for the most part, iOS has been iOS since the beginning.

It sounds like iOS 10 drains batteries a lot faster....so there's that difference...
 
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roncron

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10.2 PB5 update installed smoothly on my 6S Plus. Build 14C89.

Have no idea what bugs they've fixed or what new emojis they added in this build. I've been using 10.2 as my daily driver since PB3 with no problems. Fingers crossed that will continue...
 

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Must be getting very close to public release. Also noticed the start of some of the third party apps that integrate into TV beginning to do updates.
 

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Exactly how is it better. To me, iOS 10 is really no different than 9. Are there behind the scenes changes, sure, but for the most part, iOS has been iOS since the beginning.

This is only my opinion. The adoption of lockscreen widgets, changes in Messages...Everything you can do in messages. Widgets on homescreen. Notification pull down. To me...Things like this is what attracted me to Android. If Apple would finally allow us to move icons around how we please, mount the storage like an external usable drive, be able to manage the phone w/out iTunes and allow widgets to be placed anywhere, it would surpass the Android ecosystem...again, in my opinion.
 

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This is only my opinion. The adoption of lockscreen widgets, changes in Messages...Everything you can do in messages. Widgets on homescreen. Notification pull down. To me...Things like this is what attracted me to Android. If Apple would finally allow us to move icons around how we please, mount the storage like an external usable drive, be able to manage the phone w/out iTunes and allow widgets to be placed anywhere, it would surpass the Android ecosystem...again, in my opinion.

You need to manage the phone with iTunes? Why? The only time anyone in my household plugs their phone into their computer is when I do so in order to use it for app development. My wife and daughter haven't plugged into iTunes in at least a year.
 
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