Apple seeds third beta of iOS 10.2, macOS Sierra 10.12.2, and tvOS 10.1 to developers

By , Nov 14, 2016

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Apple on Monday seeded the third beta of iOS 10.2 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.

Today’s release comes just one week after beta 2, which added Apple’s new TV app. In fact, iOS 10.2 features a lot of new stuff including emoji, wallpapers, settings, and improvements related to Emergency SOS.

Apple has also released third betas of macOS 10.12.2 and tvOS 10.1 to developers. These appear to be more maintenance updates, though tvOS 10.1 does add support for Single Sign-on and will likely include new TV app.

We’ll update this post if any significant changes are discovered in today’s releases. If you see something new we’ve missed, let us know in the comments below!

Updatehere are some of the changes spotted in today’s iOS 10.2 beta thus far:

SOS feature removed – it looks like Apple has removed the SOS feature in beta 3 that allowed you to call emergency services by pressing the power button.

Videos app removed – we saw some instances of Apple hiding the Videos app in beta 2, but it appears much more widespread in beta 3, due to the arrival of the TV app.

New features for TV app – in Settings, as with most streaming apps, you can now choose whether to use cellular data for playback or not and the video quality.

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  • [RECON1]

    TV app replaces the Videos app. The feedback app returns for the dev betas.

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    • Mr.DnQ

      I just downloaded but my videos app is still the videos app in settings.

      • [RECON1]

        Weird. I don’t have the app or see it in the settings.

      • Tyler James Lopez

        did you delete it previously?

      • [RECON1]

        Nope

      • Adam Russell

        The TV app also replaced the Video app for me. I can still redownload it from the App Store but all my content has now moved to the TV app.

      • jabohn

        It’s only available in U.S.A.

  • edwilk55

    Open to public now….

  • jabohn

    SOS feature is still there, if you’re in India.
    TV app is only there is U.S.A.

  • Agneev Mukherjee

    SOS feature removed – it looks like Apple has removed the SOS feature in beta 3 that allowed you to call emergency services by pressing the power button.

    It’s available only in India as of now.

  • Wilber Alexander Flores

    Some emoji have been re tweaked such as the eyes

  • Ray

    Maybe this is just me but I just noticed that all of my notifications now show no information when I’m viewing them from the lock screen. If I unlock, the notifications show just fine. I haven’t changed any settings and I also cannot find a setting that explains the “new” behavior of lock screen notifications. Anyone else encountered this issue?

  • [RECON1]

    Is it just me, or does macOS in beta 2 and 3 now unlock with Apple Watch after waking the screen? No need to open/close top.