Apple Releases iOS 10.2 Beta 2: New SOS Feature And Other Changes

By Sid Suvarna , Nov 08, 2016 11:18 AM EST

Just one week after releasing the first beta of iOS 10.2, Apple has now seeded iOS 10.2 beta 2 to registered developers. The update adds a couple of new features, bug fixes and improvements.

This is the second minor update after the big iOS 10 update. The first update, iOS 10.1, brought the Portrait mode feature to the iPhone 7. Apart from that, it included bug fixes and performance improvements. Apple also released a minor iOS 10.1.1 update to fix issues with the Health app.

The first beta of iOS 10.2 included new emojis, camera settings, wallpapers, videos widget and more. In the second beta, Apple continues to improve and add new features.

iOS 10.2 Beta 2 New Features

As mentioned earlier, iOS 10.2 is going to be a minor update, but it will include some new features. The biggest of them is the addition of the new TV app.

TV App

After updating to iOS 10.2 beta 2, the all new TV app will be available for users. This app will help users check what's new and discover shows to watch on the Apple TV. It will also support Single-Sign on and Siri Live commands. The new app will appear on the home screen with a TV icon.

SOS Feature

Apple has included a very useful SOS feature in the latest beta 2 of iOS 10.2. Once the feature is enabled in Settings>General, the user will be able to dial emergency services by simply pressing the Power button 5 times. This feature will work in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Russia, Spain, U.K. and U.S.

Music Improvements

The Music app in iOS 10.2 beta 2 also gets some improvements and interface changes. The Shuffle/Repeat buttons are now more prominent when playing a song. Check out the screenshots shared by MacRumors.

Those are the new features in the latest beta of iOS 10.2. Registered developers can download the new beta from Apple Developer Portal. Those already using the first beta, can update using the OTA method.

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