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Apple Releases First Beta of iOS 10.2 to Developers [Update: Here’s What’s New]

Following the release of iOS 10.1.1, Apple today has seeded developers with the first beta build of iOS 10.2. This new beta is available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. It comes a week after the release of iOS 10.1.

So far, it’s been discovered that three new wallpapers featured on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are available for use in iOS 10.2, while a new widget for the Videos app, Unicode 9.0 emoji, a new ‘Celebration’ Messages effect, and more are also present. There’s also a few tweaks like a refreshed audio icon for Bluetooth connected devices seen throughout the OS, so be on the lookout for these changes as well.

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To install iOS 10.2 on your device, you must be a registered developer or public beta tester and already have your device activated to receive beta builds. If your device falls under these guidelines, head over to Settings > General > Software Update and you should see a listing for iOS 10.2 Beta 1. Just tap “Download and install” and you’ll be good to go. I do recommend jumping on a Wi-Fi network first alongside plugging in your device beforehand as a) you don’t want data overcharges on your bill and b) you don’t want your phone or tablet to die during the installation process.

Max Buondonno is a technology enthusiast who has been working as a journalist in this industry for more than a year. He has grown up in the age where everyone has a smartphone which has influenced his decision to become a professional technology writer, his passion in life. He's dipped his toes in the development of websites, while you can ask him anything about Apple, Google, or Microsoft and he's bond to give you an answer. He's reachable on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, and email.

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