If you are signed as a developer you can download iOS 10.2 beta 2 on iPhone 7 as Apple on Monday seeded the fresh beta software update for all compatible iPhones and iPad. The release follows one week after the beta 1 of iOS 10.2 was launched, with that first beta coming almost instantly after iOS 10.1.1 was made public, and once again looks to push iOS forward for those with a compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices.
The initial iOS 10.2 beta 1 seed brought with it a few new features such as the ability to preserve camera settings, a video widget, three new wallpapers, and of course, spanking new emoji. That said, beta 2 of iOS 10.2 is more of a point update but it brings some new features and additions as well, including the new TV that Apple first demoed at its “Hello again” event on October 27th. Other changes that have been discovered so far include tweaks to Apple Music and a new SOS feature.
What’s new in iOS 10.2 beta 2 release
iOS 10.2 beta 2 comes with a new SOS feature that can be activated by pressing the power button on the iPhone five times which will automatically call the emergency services of your country. The feature was added by Apple to iOS because it was made mandatory by certain governments to have an emergency SOS mode in smartphones. SOS mode on the iPhone is only available in the such countries as:
- Hong Kong
- United States
You can find some SOS related options under Settings -> General in iOS 10.2 beta 2.
To make shuffling and repeating songs in Apple Music less of a nightmare, Apple has tweaked the buttons to make them more visible while on the Now Playing screen of the app. There is also a new splash screen when you first launch the now playing screen in iOS 10.2 beta 2.
The new TV app in iOS 10.2 acts as a TV guide for iPhone and iPad owners and helps them find new content. Besides recommending shows and movies to watch, the new TV app will also take you to the iTunes Store to help you discover new releases that are worth watching.