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

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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.