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Apple releases iOS 10.1 public beta 2 for the iPhone and iPad

Updated Oct 5th, 2016 1:53PM EDT
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Google was right in the middle of taking the wraps off its latest and greatest hardware products on Tuesday when Apple decided to go ahead and release a brand new version of its iOS 10.1 beta software. Sure it was a little rude, but at least it gave Apple fans something to do while all eyes were focused on Google. We already showed you how to install iOS 10.1 beta 2 on your iPhone or iPad even if you don’t have a developer account, and it’s ridiculously easy to do. Some people prefer to keep things legit though, and luckily the wait between Apple’s developer beta releases and its public beta releases isn’t long at all.

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Apple on Wednesday released the latest beta version of its iOS 10.1 software, iOS 10.1 public beta 2. The new build is packed full of bug fixes, and you’ll also find refinements as well as a few new features. What’s more, iPhone 7 Plus users who install iOS 10.1 public beta 2 will gain access to Apple’s Portrait Mode feature, which uses the 7 Plus’ dual lens camera to create a bokeh effect on photographs so that they look similar to photos captured using a high-quality DSLR camera.

If you want the new iOS 10.1 public beta 2 software on your iPhone or iPad, all you need to do is sign up on this page on Apple’s website. You’ll then be able to download and install a special beta profile on your iPhone or iPad, which will give you access to iOS 10.1 public beta 2. Once the profile is installed, simply go to Settings > Genera > Software Update and follow the on-screen instructions to install the update.

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