Latest iOS 10.1 and macOS Sierra betas now available to public beta testers

By , Oct 5, 2016

iOS 10 Messages teaser 001

Apple today released a second beta of an upcoming iOS 10.1 software update and a third beta of an upcoming macOS Sierra 10.12.1 software update to non-developers who are enrolled in the official Apple Beta Software Program.

Both macOS Sierra and iOS 10.1 public betas can be downloaded over-the-air through Apple’s Software Update mechanism on devices enrolled in the beta program. iOS devices must have the proper certificate installed to run public betas.

iOS 10.1 includes a beta of Portrait mode in the stock Camera app for taking depth of field photographs with the bokeh effect on the dual-lens iPhone 7 Plus devices. There’s also a brand new switch in Settings that allows you to turn on the Reduce Motion feature without disabling bubble and screen animations in Messages.

iOS 10.1 beta 2 was seeded yesterday to Apple’s registered developers.

macOS Sierra beta 3 was pushed to developers on Monday.

When it releases for public consumption, macOS Sierra 10.12.1 will bring support for a dedicated Portrait album in the stock Photos app. The Portrait album is where any bokeh images taken with the iPhone 7 Plus’s dual-lens camera will be stored.

  • Share:
  • Follow:
  • therealjjohnson

    downloading now!

  • Y2J

    So still no dark mode?

    • HardTakeR

      same question

    • Chris Lo

      Exactly. It’s almost the only reason I personally have left to jailbreak. I hate this white GUI still after all this time. I need Eclipse on iOS 10!

      • Y2J

        It’s seriously getting ridiculous, and eclipse was one of the very few things I used my JB for too

  • pnh

    No public love for Watch OS?

    • iDoktor

      Nope because you cannot downgrade an Apple Watch

  • Dao Sasone

    Same ass selective focus for Samsung camera app

  • Rodney Coleman

    I downloaded the profile file from a site so I get the “paid” beta profile versus the public. Beta 2 is a good improvement

  • Mads Teland

    macOS SIerra 10.12.1 public beta 3 has been released yesterday, not today.

    I found a mistake in video at the end. “iPhone 7’s Customizablr Home Button” should be “iPhone 7’s Customizable Home Button” instead.

  • Hendo27

    So I have an Iphone 7 and an Iphone 5. I registered my iphone 7 for the public betas but not the iphone 5. This morning about 6am central standard time I got the update for 10.1 beta 2 on my iphone 5 but didn’t see it on my 7 until normal release time. Is this normal?

  • RobDigital413

    Is this OTA? Still on 10.1 b1 no update notification in settings app