Apple Seeds iOS 10.2 Beta 5 to Developers and Public Beta Testers

Apple on Friday seeded the fifth beta of iOS 10.2 to developers and public beta testers, four days after seeding the fourth beta of iOS 10.2 and more than a month after releasing iOS 10.1, the first major update to iOS 10.


iOS 10.2 provides support for a new Single Sign-On feature that remembers cable logins across video apps and includes Apple’s new channel guide app and the Emergency SOS feature which debuted on the Apple Watch last year.

Other new features in iOS 10.2: three iPhone 7-specific wallpapers, an option for preserving Camera settings, “Love” and “Celebration” screen effects in Messages, additional music sorting options and dedicated buttons for Repeat and Shuffle in the Music app.

Lastly, the softwares brings out refreshed designs for many of the existing emoji characters, in addition to many new Unicode 9.0 emoji like clown face, drooling face, selfie, face palm, fox face, owl, shark, butterfly, avocado, pancakes, croissant and more, plus profession emoji in male and female genders like firefighter, mechanic, lawyer, doctor, scientist and more.

The new software is available as an over-the-air update. It’s also available via Apple’s dedicated developer portal. For public beta testers, the software is available as an OTA update as well on devices running the previous beta.

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