Apple Seeds iOS 10.1 Beta 2 to Developers

Apple on Tuesday has officially seeded the second developer beta of iOS 10.1 for testing purposes, two weeks after seeding the first iOS 10.1 beta and three weeks after releasing iOS 10 to the public.

As of right now, the iOS 10.1 developer release notes say that the software fixes motion handling, and that developers will be able to access barometric pressure data for iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4, and the iPad Pro.

iOS 10.1 also adds Portrait Mode, which will let iPhone 7 Plus owners 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.

What’s new in iOS 10.1 beta 2:

Messages – The Messages App Drawer has been tweaked. There are no longer dots to represent each app installed, and there’s a new scroll bar at the bottom.

Split-View – It’s no longer possible to drag and drop stickers when using Split View mode on an iPad that supports it.


The new software can be installed through the dedicated Apple developer site, or as an OTA update on devices running the first beta. A public beta will more than likely follow soon. If there is anything new discovered in the beta release, we’ll update this post accordingly.

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