Devs get new betas for iOS 10.1 and tvOS

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A new iOS 10.1 beta is ready for your iPhone.
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Apple dropped a fresh batch of beta builds for developers this morning with the release of both iOS 10.1 beta 3 and tvOS 10.0.1 beta 3.

The new betas come less than a week after Apple seeded the last version that brought a number of bug fixes and new features that make the company’s “biggest release ever” even better.


Developers can grab iOS 10.1 beta 3 directly from the developer center, or via an over-the-air update if you have the configuration file already installed on your iPhone or iPad.

tvOS 10.0.1 can be installed by plugging your Apple TV into your Mac via USB. You can also use our workaround to download tvOS wirelessly.

This batch of betas does not contain a third beta for to watchOS 3.0. Apple released a third beta for macOS Sierra 10.12.1 last week.

Apple added support for Portrait Mode on the iPhone 7 Plus in the first beta for iOS 10.1. The previous build added tweaks like a replay button under message effects and a tidier dock for Messages apps.

Release notes for iOS 10.1 beta 3 and tvOS 10.0.1 beta 3 don’t mention any big changes. Both builds likely focus mostly on bug fixes and under-the-hood improvements.