Apple seeds iOS 10 beta 5 to developers

By , Aug 9, 2016

ios 10 beta 5

Apple on Tuesday seeded the fifth beta of iOS 10 to developers. Registered developers running the latest betas can access the update via the OTA mechanism in iOS, or as a standalone download via Apple’s developer center.

Beta 5 comes just one week after the fourth beta, suggesting Apple has entered the fine-tuning stage as it prepares for a public release next month. Beta 4 added new emoji, new keyboard sounds and several other minor tweaks.

Introduced in June, iOS 10 offers a number of new features and improvements. It’s compatible with the iPad 4 and later, the iPad mini 2 and later, the iPhone 5 and later, and the 6th gen iPod touch.

We are currently installing today’s beta, and will be sure to report back with any notable changes. If you spot something we’ve missed, leave a comment below or email us at

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  • [RECON1]

    Downloading meow

    • hkgsulphate

      tell us whats new! thanks! meow

      • Abhijeet Gupta

        Meow 😛 hahaha

    • leart


      • Noohar

        I lol’ed!

  • Gabriel Anaya

    That was quick. Has it not only been a week since the last beta was seeded?

  • Omar D. Plumey

    Hopefully it fixed the quick reply in iMessage bug. That’s what made my downgrade back to iOS 9.

    • Kurt

      That was quite annoying. Nothing to make me go through the hassle of downgrading. Things like that are expected in Betas, but I do hope they got it fixed!

      • Omar D. Plumey

        Is it fixed?

      • Kurt

        Not sure yet. Mine on beta 4 would work sometimes and then not work at times I haven’t encountered it just yet.

    • José Tijeritas

      it´s funny, in my country 99% of the people uses whatsapp and not imessage anymore…

      • ChrisLinke

        I don’t get the joke.

  • Justin de Vreugd

    watch os beta 5 is also released

  • ericesque

    Not a fan. Was hoping they’d polish widgets and notifications a bit more. Maybe my experience is not as good because I’m on a non-3D touch device, but widgets need work and notifications/notification center feels clunkier than iOS 9.

  • Lion

    Hopefully it fixes notification banners NOT autohiding, most annoying bug in the last beta

    • Kurt

      Looks as if it doesn’t. I hope thats just a bug and not something they are changing to. Its convenient at times actually but most of the time just annoying!

    • Kurt

      Ok, after rebooting my device they are autohiding now! Thank goodness!

      • Lion

        That’s good to know

  • Jose Gonzalez

    Just downloaded ……..

  • Framboogle

    Redesigned Now Playing icon in CC

    • Abhijeet Gupta

      New lock sound

      • [RECON1]

        I guess it’s a nice touch…sounds like a door closing.

      • Abhijeet Gupta


    • nyangejr

      Make sense

  • JohannASSburg

    UGH animations have been slowed down and how that giant date is on Home Screen Zero as well as the widgets page in NC. Lame

    • ericesque

      Dang. I vastly prefer how it was in beta 4 on lockscreen/lockscreen zero. Big time with readable day/date below.

      • JohannASSburg

        Lock screen zero is still that way. I have having the date on Home Screen Zero and in NC because it just wastes space

      • ericesque

        I crave consistency. I already feel like there has been an explosion of inconsistencies in iOS since 8.0. They’ve started adding multiple ways to do the same thing. That’s a page that belongs in Microsoft’s playbook, not Apple’s.

      • JohannASSburg

        I would say since iOS 7 most noticeably.

        Isn’t multiple ways of doing the same thing “a sign of a matured platform” and “more user choice and customization”?

        (Also I’d say that having multiple ways of doing the same thing isn’t in consistent, it’s consistent.

      • ericesque

        I’d argue that multiple ways of doing the same thing smacks of design by committee. In the past Apple has been much more prescriptive, saying there’s one right way to do something. From their own Human Interface Guidelines, “…it’s essential that the path through content is logical, predictable, and easy to follow. In general, give people one path to each screen. If they need to see a screen in multiple contexts, consider using an action sheet, alert, popover, or modal view.”. There are 3 different paths to widgets right now and you get something very slightly different depending on how you get there.
        You’ll have to elaborate on how consistency is achieved by providing multiple ways to do one thing.

      • JohannASSburg

        I see what you mean. You have a point. This is probably a consequence of iOS not having been built with all these features in mind.

        I meant that (at least in the situation regarding this feature) it makes it more important/slash reinforces its importance to users, if you can access the same screen of widgets no matter where you are on your phone: lock screen, home screen, or in an app without having to leave it. I hear all the time that people forget to even check their Notification Center.

      • nyangejr

        What’s lockscreen zero

    • nyangejr

      What’s Home Screen Zero

      • ericesque

        The home screen has multiple pages. If you’re on the home screen and hit the home button, you’ll end up on page 1. Home screen zero is a term used to describe the page to the left of page 1. In iOS 9 it is the predictive siri page. In iOS 10 it’s the widget page.

        Lock screen zero is probably not really a thing. I used the concept of home screen zero and applied it to the iOS 10 lock screen which now has 3 pages. The main lock screen in the center, the widget page on the left (lock screen zero), and the camera on the right.

  • [RECON1]

    One thing I have found interesting is that on a 128GB, there’s usually 114GB capacity. On iOS 10, it jumped to 121.6 something, and now it’s at 121.75

    • Martin 

      I haven’t notice it before but on 64 iPad Air 2 I had 56gigs now there is 59.12

      Cool 🙂

    • ticky13

      I got a one gig increase in storage on my iPhone going from b4 to b5.

  • Justin de Vreugd

    wow that new lock sound is much better

  • The Tech Kidd

    I’m making a video about it right now! Should be out in about an hour or so!

  • Marc

    Lyrics in the music app are finally working properly.

    • I never know how to view lyrics in music all

      • Marc

        In the now playing screen just click the three dots and an option for lyrics should pop up. It doesn’t work for every song but it’s finally working nOw for most of the albums I listen to.

    • Gil

      You can bring me one song , for example ? For me it does not work on any song

      • Marc

        I took three different screenshots of three different songs but you get the point. Also keep in mind it only seems to work with music from Apple Music. At least for me.

      • Gil

        No , still not working for me

      • Same for me still not working. Maybe it’s because of the region?

  • Public beta is out as well!

  • [RECON1]

    Wow. Public beta is out now too.

  • Dontwannaknow

    Seriously. The widgets are too ugly to even try. They should have polished it up a bit more. That design is so similar to iOS 6. I’ll get iPhone 7 anyway.

  • Brandon Valley

    Alarm clock bug squashed. If you set an alarm and went in to adjust it song/time etc it would turn alarm button off upon saving.

  • Tony Trenkle Jr.

    The public betas are out too.

  • Omar D. Plumey

    Maybe it’s just me but I like the old quick reply better. It’s faster and sometimes after replying, like while I’m playing a game, after I reply the game reloads.

  • Kamon Junchana

    Dock bar crash on ios 10 beta 5