Apple Seeds iOS 10.1 Beta 1 to Public Testers

Just about twenty four hours after releasing iOS 10.1 beta 1 to developers, Apple has now seeded the first beta of  iOS 10 to public beta testers for testing purposes, just under two weeks after releasing iOS 10 to the public.


iOS 10.1 has plenty of tweaks behind-the-scenes for improvements and enhancements, but the biggest new addition is Portrait Mode for iPhone 7 Plus owners. Apple has brought the highly-anticipated Portrait Mode to the stock Camera app for iPhone 7 Plus owners. With Portrait Mode, users will be able to get a shallow depth-of-field shot, similar to what’s available on a DSLR. It will put the main image in focus, while the background will have a slight blur.

iOS 10 offers features like a redesigned Lock screen, a Siri SDK to allow third-party apps to integrate with Siri, and a completely overhauled Messages app with stickers, a full App Store, Digital Touch, Bubble Effects, and more. Other new additions include a dedicated “Home” app for HomeKit users, new facial and object recognition capabilities in Photos, and redesigned Maps and Apple Music apps.

Beta testers who have signed up for Apple’s beta testing program will receive the iOS 10 beta update over-the-air after installing the proper certificate on their iOS device.

Those who want to be a part of Apple’s beta testing program can sign up to participate through the beta testing website, which gives users access to both iOS and macOS Sierra betas. Betas are not stable and include many bugs, so they should be installed on a secondary device.

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