ios 10.2 beta 6

Apple on Monday released iOS 10.2 beta 6, watchOS 3.1.1 beta 5 and macOS 10.12.2 beta 5. Developers can install the updates via the company’s dev portal, or via each platform’s respective OTA update mechanism, and both iOS 10.2 and macOS betas are available to public testers.

The new betas come one week after Apple seeded beta 4 to developers, and just a few days after iOS 10.2 beta 5 was released. The rapid rollout suggests we are close to seeing public versions of the software—likely before the iTunes Connect holiday shutdown coming up in 2 weeks.

From what we’ve seen in the betas thus far, iOS 10.2 is going to feature a lot of enhancements including new emoji, wallpapers, settings and more. macOS 10.12.2 and watchOS 3.1.1, however, appear to be more maintenance updates, and don’t seem to feature many user-facing changes.

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

  • iltas

    When officially public Relase any confern date
    If it’s out should we update fresh restore or just use stock setting app plz answer?

    • Hussain Alsanona

      Probably next week !
      Just use OTA option in the setting app

      • iltas

        this will not create any prblm
        i hear fresh estore is betterb any comment plz

      • MMA Rules

        I’m on the beta program and have never used a computer to update! Just OTA updates through settings

      • iltas

        U mean ther is no problem tnx for that let him out I will update on Ota update

  • [RECON1]

    Mine shows 39.1MB

  • Bloody hell, with Beta 5 being a whopping 2gb’s, I thought that was gonna be the last.

    • Merman123

      Usually that’s an indication of the opposite.

    • 5723alex .

      My beta 5 was only 61MB on iPhone 7plus. you got 2GB because you didn’t have the latest beta installed.

  • 5723alex .

    Since iOS 10.2 betas I can’t backup using iTunes 12.5.3. Backup session fail and iTunes is sluggish when my iPhone 7plus is connected.