Apple has begun rolling out the third beta of iOS 10 to developers for testing purposes and debugging. This comes two weeks after the second iteration of the upcoming software update for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch was released.
iOS 10 beta 3 brings to the table quite a few changes including some returns of previous features and UI elements. 9to5Mac has been digging around the latest build and has conducted a list of new stuff they found within it. Here’s that list as of the time of writing this article:
- Tweaked HomeKit Control Panel icon, ‘Accessories’ no longer truncated
- Apple Music: Downloaded Music replaces Downloads (again), is now optional again
- Updated Keyboard Click and Lock sounds from beta 1 have returned
- You can now opt-in to share Activity data with Apple
- Videos in Health are still placeholders, but text tag lines appear below each
- New ‘App Support’ section in Siri settings
- ‘Rest Finger to Open’ option in Accessibility settings now working reliably
- Replying to Messages from locked Lock screen bug is resolved, new Dismiss dialog when pulling down alerts
- Taptic feedback when iPhone manually locks
- Image picker in Messages no longer crops photos for square preview, easier to discern
- 3D Touch over a third-party app now includes app name (example: Share becomes Share Facebook)
- New typing indicator for Messages when sending GIF images from picker, Messages extensions much less buggy
- HomeKit setting now lists which devices act as hubs
As more and more gets uncovered about the latest iOS 10 build (and since we don’t have a device to use for digging around), follow 9to5Mac’s post right here.
Already found in previous builds of iOS 10 is a new lock screen UI complete with a dedicated widgets panel, an all new Messages app, lots of improveemtns to Photos such as facial recognition and Memories for you to revisit past events, a Siri SDK alongside some slight tweaks to the personal assistant, an updated Maps app, an overhaul News and Apple Music app alongside the addition of lyrics in the latter, an official Home app to control smart home devices enabled with HomeKit integration, a much improved Phone app, universal clipboard, and much more.
If anything else notable we feel you need to know is discovered in the latest build of iOS 10, we’ll let you know.
To install beta 2 of iOS 10, head over to Settings > General > Software Update on your registered iOS device and tap “Download” when you see the option to install the latest build. As of now, you must be a registered developer in order to install this software. Soon, Apple will open a public beta program where anyone can sign up for free and begin testing iOS 10 for themselves on their device (y’know, as long as it’s not powered by the A5 processor).
You can learn more about iOS 10 here.
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