After seeding whopping seven beta builds to the beta testers, Apple eventually started rolling out iOS 10.2 for all iOS 10 running devices. Apple has been testing the iOS 10.2 since October 31st and finally it’s here with full availability. This is the second major release after the initial iOS 10 release on September 13th. Let’s learn what it has up its sleeves.
The iOS 10.2 brings a new “TV” app, which is designed to be a single place for all of your video content. You don’t need to open HBO app separately to stream your favorite video and jump back to videos app to stream iTunes purchases. Furthermore, it completely replaces the Videos app. The new TV app supports Single Sign-On feature so that one-time login will give you access to all of your content from different content providers. It is currently available for CenturyLink Prism, DirecTV, Dish, GVTC, GTA, Hawaiian Telcom, Hotwire, Metrocast, Service Electric, and Sling TV. You can use Single Sign-On feature across all of your devices which are running iOS 10.2. Additionally, same Apple ID will automatically distribute the access permission on all of your devices using iCloud.
Apart from TV app, iOS 10.2 packs Unicode 9 emojis. In addition to the newly added emojis, Apple has redesigned some of the existing emojis with visual depth. Users will see three new minimal looking wallpapers which originally introduced with iPhone 7. The other new features include “Celebrate” and “Send with Love” screen effects in iMessage and option for preserving camera settings after each re-launch of the camera, so you will be greeted with the same settings or mode where you left off. There will be small tweaks to the existing applications.
The update is available Over-The-Air and also via iTunes. All iOS 10 running devices can be updated to this new version.