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Everything new in iOS 10.2 beta 3, and how to install it without a dev account

Published Nov 15th, 2016 9:44AM EST
iOS 10.2 Beta 3 Features
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Apple on Monday released yet another new beta version of its upcoming iOS software release. iOS 10.2 beta 3 fixes a number of bugs and irons out some wrinkles as well, and it even adds a new feature here and there. In fact, there’s even yet another new screen effect available in the Messages app; stickers might already have become boring to many users, but bubble effects and screen effects have managed to escape going out of style thus far.

Yes, there are plenty of nifty new features and updates in iOS 10.2 beta 3, but you can’t have it yet. Why? Because iOS 10.2 hasn’t yet been released to the public. In fact, it hasn’t even been released to beta testers yet at this point. Of course, that won’t stop hardcore Apple fans from installing the new beta software on their iPhones and iPads, even if they don’t have the “required” developer account. In this post, we’ll tell you everything you need to know to get iOS 10.2 beta 3 installed on your device right now.

MUST SEE: The 5 best new features coming to your iPhone in iOS 10.2

There once was a time when Apple went to great lengths to try to prevent non-developers from installing iOS beta software. Every single device that needed access to an iOS beta had to be registered in Apple’s system, and a device that wasn’t registered couldn’t be used if beta software was installed. Today, however, things are much different. All you need to do to gain access to an iOS beta is install a special profile on your iPhone or iPad, and you don’t even need to be a developer to gain access to the profile.

So how does it all work? Check out the video below from YouTube user iCrackUriDevice, which details all of the changes in iOS 10.2 beta 3 (beginning at 3:33) and explains how to install iOS 10.2 beta 3 on any iPhone or iPad without a developer account or even a computer (beginning at 5:58). Of note, you can learn how to find the profile you’ll need in this post.

Zach Epstein
Zach Epstein Executive Editor

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content. Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment.

His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.

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