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Apple on Tuesday seeded to members of the Apple Developer Program a second beta of iOS 10.2 and a second beta of what would become the third major update to macOS Sierra. iOS 10.2.1 beta 2 (build 14D15) and macOS Sierra 10.12.3 beta 2 (build 16D17a) are now available to install over-the-air via Settings → General → Software Update on iOS devices and under the Mac App Store’s Updates tab on the Mac.

The latest betas are also available for download through Apple’s Developer Center. Both iOS 10.2 and macOS Sierra 10.12.3 should be shortly available for public beta testers enrolled in Apple Beta Software Program.

We will update the article with any outward-facing new features discovered in iOS 10.2 beta 2 and macOS Sierra 10.12.3 beta 2 if and when we encounter them.

  • burge

    Apple need to sort 10.2 first as when my daughter updated her i6 the device keeps rebooting. Put it back on 10.1.1 and no issues what’s so ever. this could be a 3rd party app that’s causing this but to test it needs to go on 10.2 and Apple will be closing the window soon for 10.1.1.

    Is anyone with a i6 having a reboot issue. ? And if you are are you using Snapchat? I feel that it’s this app that’s causing this.

    • Satyam Panchal

      Maybe I also have that issue iPhones 5c iOS 10.2 when I open Snapchat sometime it restart springboard sometime and when my friend open spanchat on there iPhone 6 Plus it reboot whole device sometime but after downgrade no issue seen

      • burge

        I don’t know why but I think it is Snapchat. But because it’s my daughters device and Snapchat is the most used app she will not update the device to 10.2 without Snapchat.

        Did you get the -1 error at any point if you tried reinstalling 10.2 ?

    • pegger1

      Apple won’t stop signing 10.1.1 if there’s still issues with 10.2. They’ll keep the previous version open as long as there’s major things in the next one. At least they better handle it that way.

      • burge

        Until Apple admits that there is an issue it’s best not to assume that the window will stay open.

        I’ve only seen a few others with 10.2 issues these range from the 5c to the 6.

        If/when the window closes and my daughters device gets updated and it still has issues I’ll be straight to the Apple Store. I’ll kick off big time as the device has not had any issues since I got it on iOS 8.

    • Mr_Coldharbour

      Now that you mentioned this, my iPhone 6 did this last year where it faced the infinite reboot issue where once it’s rebooted and is up and running and I leave the device running for roughly 2-3mins it will just reboot on it’s own. I believe I was on iOS 8.X, the device wasn’t jailbroken, just finished a major iOS update. Restoring the phone as a new iPhone twice didn’t fix the issue. You mentioned 3rd party iOS software, I suspected the same (even though I’m not sure how a legitimate iOS app from the App Store could’ve damaged the phone so badly, and it was a game no less (Call of Duty Zombies 2 from Activision). Is this even possible?

      • burge

        Just to install iOS 10.1.1 a few days ago I had to take the SIM card out I’ve never had to do this before. All sorts of issues with a device that’s never had one issue. In fact this is the only time I’ve ever had a issue with a iDevice. And I’ve been using them since 2007.

        Now iOS 10.1.1 is not being signed my daughter will not update the device. More so with out Snapchat and it’s this app that I think is the issue.

  • zebonaut

    anything new? Just more stable?