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Apple rolls out the first beta for iOS 10.2

Updated 6 years ago
Published Oct 31st, 2016 4:20PM EDT
Apple iOS 10.2 Beta Download
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Just hours after launching iOS 10.1.1 to the public, Apple is rolling out the first beta version of iOS 10.2 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch developers.

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We’re still waiting for details regarding the first beta of the new iOS 10 version, but there doesn’t appear to be any signs of the new TV app that Apple unveiled during its MacBook Pro event last week.

So far, we know that the beta contains three new wallpapers from the “Hello Again” presentation, a new widget for the Videos app and SOS contacts added to the Health app. There are also bug fixes (as is the case with virtually every release).

The most exciting inclusion of iOS 10.2 for many might be Unicode 9.0 emojis, which were originally unveiled back in June. You can get an early look at some of the new emojis coming soon to iOS 10 right here:


Finally, there’s a new Preserve Settings option under Camera in the Photos & Camera settings menu. Within, you’ll be able to preserve your last Camera Mode or Photo Filter, along with the ability to keep Live Photos turned on or off.

These appear to be the highlights, but we’ll be sure to update this post if any other features or additions are uncovered throughout the day.

iOS 10.2 beta 1 is available to download now for those with a developer account as an over-the-air update. A downloadable version of the software should also be available soon through Apple’s website, if you prefer to update via computer.

Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.