Apple seeds first iOS 10.2 beta to developers with new emoji and wallpapers

By , Oct 31, 2016

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Apple on Monday seeded the first iOS 10.2 beta to developers. Folks enrolled in Apple’s developer program can install the update via the over-the-air mechanism in the Settings app, or from the dev center.

The move comes one week after 10.1 was released to the public, and just hours after Apple rolled out iOS 10.1.1 with bug fixes for Health data. It appears 10.2 will also bring about bug fixes and improvements.

We are installing the new beta now, and will update this post if we come across any significant changes. And as always if you see something notable we haven’t mentioned, let us know in the comments below!

Update: Here is a list of the new user-facing stuff found in iOS 10.2 thus far:

  • New (Unicode 9) emoji – more than 100 new emoji including clown face, selfie, owl, shark, butterfly, pancakes and more.
  • New camera setting  new Preserve Settings option in the Settings app under Photos & Camera that will let you preserve your last Camera Mode/Filter or Live Photo setting.
  • New wallpapers – there are a few new wallpapers here that you’ve probably seen in iPhone 7 marketing materials.
  • New Messages effect – new “Celebrate” screen effect option when using iMessage.
  • Emergency contact alerts – a new setting in the Health app that has your iPhone automatically notify your emergency contacts when Emergency SOS is used.
  • New Video widget – this new widget for the Videos app displays your movies and TV shows for quick access.
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  • 7000rpm

    Apple is on its grind these past couple weeks

  • Can’t download at the moment, their servers went down.

  • Gabriel Anaya

    Please have some new features

    • askep3

      It’s a .2 so it should have something

  • Hussain Alsanona

    New emojis
    New wallpaper
    New widget for video app

  • Mario Britten

    New emojis (Unicode Update), new wallpapers from the keynote.
    http://imgur. com/3jCHDkT
    http://imgur. com/jpn8z0a
    http://imgur. com/7Sg92Kh
    http://imgur. com/2IEA4Bi

    • Mario Britten

      Also: Snappier 3D Touch animations (not confirmed, just an impression of mine)

  • Rowan09

    Did they change the iMessage bubble when someone is typing? Mine looks black with pencil draw lines filling each circle (I’m on 10.1).

    • Marc

      There are a few new typing indicators. Regular for regular message. A black one with the heart and fingers if they are sending digital touch message and the black with pencil drawing for hand written messages. They’ve been out since iOS 10 release.

      • Rowan09

        Oh ok didn’t notice it before.

  • n0ahcruz3

    Hoping for portrait mode refinements..

  • Mike M
  • techfreak23

    So no dark mode then?

    • Troy

      Nope

    • Hussain Alsanona

      Probably in iOS 10.3 like last year with night shift
      Or with iOS 11 for new OLED iPhones

      • Diego Milano

        Good point. :/

  • Vincent Mauron

    Are the new wallpapers only available on the 7? Can’t seem to find them on my 6s (my 7 has been in customs for over a month now…)

  • Diego Milano

    At this pace we won’t see a jailbreak until the end of the year. 🙁

    • T. Allen

      Right!

  • jabohn

    Star ratings are back in the Music app. Enable them here: Settings -> Music.

    • James G

      What! Yes!

  • Madhu Renduchintala

    If anyone has been having battery issues on previous releases, this seems to have fixed mine. Before when I would leave my phone off of the charger overnight, I would lose between 15%-35% just in standby. Last night I lost 4%.