Apple seeds second beta of iOS 10.3, watchOS 3.2 & tvOS 10.2

By , Feb 6, 2017

Apple on Monday seeded to its registered developers second betas of what would become iOS 10.3, watchOS 3.2 and tvOS 10.2 software updates. iOS 10.3 beta 2 (build 14E5239e), watchOS 3.2 beta 2 (build 14V5214d) and tvOS 10.2 beta 2 (build 14W5231d) can now be deployed on devices with a prior beta and an appropriate configuration profile.

The latest betas arrived two weeks after iOS 10.3 launched for developer testing and a week following the first beta of watchOS 3.2. tvOS 10.2 beta 1 arrived on January 24.

iOS 10.3: Find My AirPods & more

iOS 10.3 includes a bunch of new features and under-the-hood tweaks, including one that lets owners of AirPods to locate their misplaced earbud. Additionally, a one-handed floating iPad keyboard was discovered in iOS 10.3 code, but there’s no telling whether the software update will enable it for everyone when it launches publicly.

It’s been discovered that iOS 10.3 will permit third-party apps to update their icon on the Home screen dynamically without requiring an update. This feature should allow apps to convey various states through the Home screen icon. For instance, an app’s icon could change when you upgrade to the full version via the In-App Purchase mechanism.

Check out our article for the full list of improvements in iOS 10.3.

Theater Mode in watchOS

watchOS 3.2 brings a new Theater Mode to your Apple Watch.

Invoked via a new toggle in Control Center, Theater Mode puts your Apple Watch into silent mode while keeping the screen dark until you hit one of the buttons, or the screen.

Aside from Theater Mode, watchOS 3.2 will let you control your favorite watch apps with Siri so you can accomplish things like send a message, make a payment, book a ride, start a workout, call a contact or search photos just by using your voice.

Be sure to read our coverage of Theater Mode in watchOS 3.2.

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Apple also released Xcode 8.3 beta 2 (build 8W120l) this morning.

Last week, the company informed its registered developers that beginning February 13, 2017 a new certificate for server-based Game Center Player ID verification will be available as the previous certificate is set to expire soon. Apps that cache the certificate or hardcode the certificate URL may require an update.

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  • Agneev Mukherjee

    Cool, what’s new?

    • FCBKris

      Theater Mode

      • Agneev Mukherjee

        Finally! Wait, on watchOS right? or on iOS too?

      • Mike M. Powell

        Just watchOS

      • ديف فرانكو

        There is no theater mode

      • Mike M. Powell

        There is, on watchOS, not iOS

  • Mr_Coldharbour

    Anyone else notice that the Home Screen folder animations have become slower (similar to early iOS 10.0 betas)?

  • Rodney Coleman

    beta.applebetas dot tk

    For the folks that need developers profile for free

  • Siri Tim Cook Holness

    It enables wifi calling on 3 uk

    • Siri Tim Cook Holness
      • burge

        Is it the full wifi calling service like EE’s or the half baked version like vodaphones ? Can you or will you be able to send text messages via wifi calling being enabled?

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        Full baked it wouldn’t be in settings if it wasn’t full baked they had it for years in an external app but now it’s native

      • burge

        Vodaphone devices have in in settings but can not text using the service.

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        They apparently enabled it in 10.2 but idk bc I only just started seeing the option

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        Or maybe that’s bc I rarely go in phone settings

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        U can text with it

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        Yes u can text with 3 wifi call and no service I tested it with airplane mode bc I’m in an LTE area

      • burge

        Even if you have a cellular signal wifi calling takes priority over a cellular call so you don’t need to put into Airplane Mode. But if you have to use wifi calling it’s best to use airplane mode as it’s helps to save loads of battery power.

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        Most of the time the status bar symbol doesn’t show if I have service it does rarely also I had to use airplane mode to test it

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        I only just checked that part of the website bc I googled it and was confused bc their new native wifi calling shares a name with their old skool 3rd party app for it so I was like no that’s just the 3rd party app

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        I think I know why it only shows when I have no service pretty much it says on their website if there’s coverage it’ll use their network as normal so obviously different networks prioritize different things

      • burge

        That’s interesting.

        Someone I know has just requested EE change this so cellular calls are prioritise over wifi calls. Hopefully if the correct people back this up it might just change.

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        Tbh I think three’s decision to prioritize cellular is the better one bc I’m pretty sure a lot more people have a good cellular connection than wifi although as I result of that I thought it wasn’t working til I turned airplane mode on

      • burge

        Not at my work place. Only one network gets a good usable signal.

        But if you ever need to open ports on a router to get wifi calling working here they are.

        TCP ports in the range 5060-5061

        UDP ports in the range 40283-59999

        UDP port 4500 (IKEv2)

        UDP port 500 (IKEv2)

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        Maybe so but I’m pretty sure in general more people have reliable fast cellular than reliable fast wifi at least every wifi I use is so slow and my 4G is faster

      • burge

        I only need wifi calling at work and we have a internet connection that you can only dream off. 1000Mb up and down over 2 lines with 2 spare line just in case one of the other lines goes down.

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        Does any phone even support that speed even the latest iPhones according to apple only support 866 also Google three wifi calling it will be kinda confusing bc they also named the native wifi call InTouch I was confused too

      • burge

        If only a device can do that speed. Lol. It’s still fantastic on a iPhone on everything that uses data as the device is as fast as.

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        Tbh it’s pretty annoying that it says ‘Three WiFi Call’ instead of ‘3 WiFi Call’ I’m a minimalist and prefer the simplicity of the number and I don’t like space taken up unnecessarily even tho I can’t put other things there anyway

  • David Williams

    I’m now in the new beta on my iPhone, but I’m not seeing the new beta on my Apple Watch. I’m still on 3.1.3

    • TornBodies

      Do you have a watch beta profile?
      I made the mistake of installing a apple watch beta profile back when watch 0s 3 came out and i was jailbroken on ios 9 . I was unable to use my apple watch because i wasnt running ios 10 ,since then i said no to watch betas as they can’t be removed without the help of Apple if theres a problem.

      • David Williams

        I do. What had happened was that I had the iPhone 7 and I was doing the betas on my phone and watch, but I upgraded to the 7plus so I had to resync my watch to my new phone. I downloaded the beta profiles for both again but today I got the new beta on my phone but it’s still only showing 3.1.3 on my watch.

      • David Williams

        I have it now. I re-download the watch beta profile. Restarted my watch and my iPhone then the new WatchOS beta appeared.

  • ATi1907

    Wifi calling in Turkey enabled too

    • Siri Tim Cook Holness

      More specific? It’s enabled per carrier, not per Nation.

  • mrgerbik

    did they fix the annoying visual voicemail bug yet?

    • Hektōr

      I did a fresh restore on my iPhone 7 and this bug has apparently gone. iOS 10.2.1 here.