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All the changes Apple made in iOS 10 beta 2


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There's a lot to love in the new iOS 10 beta.
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Apple’s second beta for iOS 10 is jam-packed with new features and changes to go along with the big batch of bug fixes.

More than 50 changes have been discovered by developers, affecting everything from Apple Music to widgets. A lot of the changes are very minor UI tweaks that would probably go unnoticed by many users, but Apple has also added some huge additions to the Home button, Messages, Notification Center and more.

Here’s what’s new in iOS 10 beta 2:

New sounds: Wheel interfaces like the Alarm app now trigger a new sound when you spin through numbers. The keyboard click sound has been changed back to the original sound from iOS 9.

Home button: Touch ID now lets you unlock your device by simply resting your finger on the Home button instead of pressing it. The new feature must be turned on under the Accessibility section of the Settings app.

Apple Music: The Apple Music app’s huge text can now be shrunk down to a less comically large size via the Settings app. Downloaded Music has been renamed Downloads. Playlists that have been downloaded now have a badge and there’s a shuffle button at the top. The Now Playing screen now shows where the audio is being output to, and you can change it from that screen instead of bringing up Control Center. iCloud Music Library is more friendly and can be activated from the Music app.

Lock screen: The lock at the top of the screen is now smaller but also animates when the device is unlocked.

Folders: The background area now has less transparency.

Siri: Apple made a slight tweak in the opening and closing animations for Siri, adding a slight fade.

Clock: The digital timer is now the default clock face in the timer section.

Notification Center: You can now slide right from the lock screen to pull up your Today’s Widget view that was previously only accessible after you unlocked the device.

3D Touch: Pressing on an app folder now shows you which apps have notifications and how many.

Health app: There’s now a page to set up organ donations.

Maps:Show parked car location” can now be turned on in the Settings app. Frequently visited locations now have a heart icon next to them. And Apple Watch workouts in the Activity app now display an Apple Maps version of your route.

Widgets View: The UI has been tightened a bit so you can see more widget cards on the screen. Widgets can display at full length for third-party apps.

Notifications: Rich notifications are now active on iOS 10 beta 2. Notifications also appear to open faster.

Control Center: The AirDrop menu option for “Off” has been changed to “Receiving off,” allowing you to still send. Icons for the iPhone in the music section have been changed from black to white and Apple has given icons in the Home section a bolder look. 3D Touching the flashlight brings up new options for Low Light, Medium Light and Bright Light.

Wallpaper: Apple reorganized its pictures so the most recent beach wallpaper appears at the bottom of the list.

Notes: 3D touching the Notes app icon now brings up the option to add a new checklist.

Messages: The App Store for stickers is now live. A new tab has been added to the top to manage all stickers. The interface for Digital Touch drawings has been tweaked, requiring you to tap a button to bring up the color palette. Another button has also been added that lets you take a picture that you can draw on. You can now send a Digital Touch message to any iOS users, but if they’re not on iOS 10 it will appear as a still picture. From Settings, you can choose to send images as low quality to save on data.

Apple News: The app icon can now be deleted.

Auto Lock: Settings for the new Auto Lock feature have been moved to the Display and Brightness section.

Source: EverythingApplePro


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