What’s New in iOS 10.2 Beta 2: Emergency SOS on iPhone and More [VIDEO]

Yesterday Apple released iOS 10.2 beta 2, along with similar beta versions for tvOS 10.1 and watchOS 3.1.1 for developers.

What’s new in iOS 10.2 beta 2? EverythingApplePro on YouTube has a good breakdown of all the new features:

  • New ‘TV’ app for U.S. customers
  • Settings > TV Provider — single sign on
  • New TV Widget
  • Emergency SOS Feature: click Sleep/Wake button five times for personal alarm
  • Emergency SOS settings
  • New Apple Music splash screen to showcase revamped Shuffle/Repeat buttons

Other notable iOS 10.2 beta features noted by the channel:

  • Notification Center widgets will remain at last viewed position
  • New splash screen to re-enable Siri (if you disable Siri in Settings) when you tap and hold Home button
  • Apple Music Genres have new sort options: title, newest, oldest
  • Entire genres can be downloaded in Apple Music now
  • Contact photo disappears in Messages thread list and message window if disabled
  • Quick reply to messages now shows who you’re responding to when writing a reply
  • Live Photos are now smoother, less choppy
  • iOS 10.2 beta returned 2GB back to device

Other new features found in iOS 10.2 beta can be found here. One of the most notable is the addition of revamped emojis from Unicode 9.0.

There most likely will be a few more beta versions before the final version of iOS 10.2 is released to the public.

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