Apple releases iOS 10 beta to the public


Apple has released the iOS 10 beta to the public today, allowing those with an Apple iPhone 5 or higher to check out the next build of Apple's mobile operating system. Keep in mind that there will be bugs and users will not have the usual experience that they are used to enjoying with the final version of an iOS build. To sign up for the public beta, click on the sourcelink and you will be taken to a page on Apple's website where you can sign up for the beta. You can always unenroll from the program if you're not happy with it.

Among the new features on iOS 10 is the revamped lock screen. Say goodbye to "slide to unlock." Instead, one press on the home button unlocks your iPhone, while another tap on the home button takes you to your home screen. Sliding to the left from any point in the lock screen will open the camera app. For those who like Apple's implementation of Force Touch, 3D Touch does more in iOS 10, especially when used on iOS stock apps. On the Control Center, 3D Touch is more useful. For example, it can be employed to open three different levels of the flashlight.

The Messages application is the recipient of many new features on iOS 10, including larger emoji and invisible ink. The latter allows someone sending a message to keep part of it hidden until the recipient 'scratches' the screen to reveal it. Background animations will call more attention to certain missives, and hand-written messages can be sent.

Again, keep in mind that not everything is going to be working perfectly in the iOS 10 public beta right now. But if you're the type that just can't wait to see the new features, go ahead and sign up for the beta. Our suggestion though, is that you load it on a secondary iOS device like an older iPhone model. Trying to use the public beta with your daily driver just might end up too frustrating.

For your information, the iOS devices that are compatible with iOS 10 include:
  • iPhone 5 and later
  • iPad mini 2 and later
  • iPad 4th gen and later
  • iPod Touch 6th gen
source:  Apple via TechCrunch

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47 Comments

1. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I'm just waiting on native Dark Mode :). That is by far the feature I most covet in iOS 10.

2. AlikMalix unregistered

Android had it for years and all that $&@! (Now give me my green thumbs)

3. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Lmao! You sound just like them too :p.

24. rick_mobile

Posts: 358; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

I wanted to read the article and learn a bit but since you guys mentioned it. I would like to take this opportunity and welcome all iOS users to android 4.0 and its features :D You're only 2 years behind *grabs popcorn*

28. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Funny, because even after those two (or whatever) years, 25% of Android phones still don't run Android 4.0 :D. Isn't that something?

30. rick_mobile

Posts: 358; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

Lol that was kinda lame. Cmon' you can do better :)

35. AlikMalix unregistered

So android UI at the time was predominantly dark, did you have a white UI setting? But kilo is right - you all brag about these features but you only get the updates after iOS users already got their version.

46. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

"So android UI at the time was predominantly dark, did you have a white UI setting?" It's called a system-wide theme, dummy, is that too hard for your head to comprehend? "you all brag about these features but you only get the updates after iOS users already got their version." The iGnorance sure is strong with this one...

49. yyzamin

Posts: 382; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

luke skywalker didn't kill darth vader

55. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

After Alik killed it, your post just seems numb and desperate.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Talk about a preemptive strike lol.

10. anglosaxonengland

Posts: 64; Member since: Sep 11, 2013

Since when did Android have it except on TW devices?

11. AlikMalix unregistered

See that was my point: everytime Apple puts a feature on that even barely resembles something on some android device, you get the "android had it for years" chanting all over the comment section; but in fact nearly all this time it was on some forked version of this android handset or the other - basically one device competing with thousand of devices from hundreds of manufacturers. Ofcourse one or the other device will have every conceivable feature that you can dream of. The reason Samsung comes up in that list consistently is because it seems Samsung puts out a different device every month with a various tweak here or there. Unfortunately for the "android hd this for years" statement to be true - you have to own at least 3 to 5 different devices just to match the features of the iPhone that includes things that "android had for years".

18. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Someone sounds too naive to realize dark mode is merely a system wide theme...oh right, theming is considered "useless customization" to iOS users until it becomes an option to them.

22. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

I can say the same with pathethic iFan (are you one of them? who knows?), everytime android implement new thing let's call it gimmick. Can't see this? of course every fanboy is annoying, you're just stand on different sides.

27. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Pretty much this, the iFans here talk like only the fandroids are at fault, and vice versa. smh

33. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

Yep since i used both i know both have positive and negative, like what is so important of having latest update? I think in terms of feature android is offering more, on the contrary if u are not planning to buy a new device every year iOS is a better choice because they keep supporting older model.

12. BATTERY_LIVES_MATTER

Posts: 106; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

England's national soccer team isn't looking too Anglo-Saxon these days. Hopefully Brexit can change that.

14. AlikMalix unregistered

Not even the wrong article to post that, but completely wrong website!!!!

17. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Since themes existed on the Play store, duh. BTW, dark mode has been a sub-part of the Hexo theme on my OnePlus One since unveiled.

19. AlikMalix unregistered

Who the frak cares....!!!!

21. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Ignore him. They gotta meet that troll quota somehow I suppose :D. Yelling "FIRST!!!!" all the time like the little brother in a sibling rivalry is simply how they operate unfortunately.

23. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Why don't you ask yourself that here ( http://goo.gl/aYffz9 ) and the many other places you point it out when it's vice versa? Fraking iHypocrite...

50. yyzamin

Posts: 382; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

Are you sure you know what your saying? Fracking is the process of drilling down into the earth before a high-pressure water mixture is directed at the rock to release the gas inside. Water, sand and chemicals are injected into the rock at high pressure which allows the gas to flow out to the head of the well. iHypocrite all I could find was this website http://ihypocrite.net/

51. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

"Who the FRAK cares" The second, I sure hope you're wiser than that...

54. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

You've been busted severals of time by Mrelectrfiyer, yet again and again making lame excuses to cover up Apple. How indenial. Know who frk cares? Lol.

45. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

I can't believe how stupid butthurt idiot you are

34. sgodsell

Posts: 7209; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Clearly you are showing the world how ignorant you are when it comes to Android. All Android devices have had color inversion since Android lollipop 5.0 (November 2014).

37. AlikMalix unregistered

Edit: Wrong post.

36. sgodsell

Posts: 7209; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

All Android lollipop 5.0 and above support color inversion. So black is white, and white is black.

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