Public testers get iOS beta 2 update


iPhone SE
Get your hands on the new iOS 10 beta.
Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

The second public beta of iOS 10 has been made available to testers today, coming just two days after Apple seeded the third beta to developers.

The final version of the update isn’t expected to launch until fall but Apple is getting eager fans a sneak peek of the new features coming to Siri, Messages, Notifications, Photos, Apple Music and much more.

If you haven’t already signed up to get in on the betas, you can still do so at the Apple Beta Software Program site. Once you’re in the program, you’ll get an email with a link to download the latest builds.

Apple third iOS 10 beta for developers brought a bunch of small changes to iPhone. There’s now a haptic feedback when you lock your device. iCloud Drive downloads now work in Safari and Mail. Apple Music received some small UI tweaks and the new keyboard clicks sound Apple introduced in beta 1 is back after being removed in the previous beta.

A warning about installing iOS 10 beta

Beta testers should only install iOS 10 on a secondary iPhone or iPad because it’s still a buggy mess and is only a trial version. Some apps won’t work perfectly, and downgrading is a pain (although it is possible to downgrade from iOS 10 to iOS 9.3.2).

We’ll let you know if there are any new features in iOS 10 public beta 2 that aren’t found in the recent developer beta once we get it installed.