What's new in iOS 10 beta 2? Here are the more interesting changes and new features

Being an iOS developer has its perks. While the iOS 10 release is still a few months away, folks who make iPhone apps for a living already have access to an early version of the new software. This iOS 10 beta contains many of the new iOS features announced at WWDC, and we even had the chance to play with it during our iOS 10 preview.

Yesterday, Apple launched iOS 10 beta 2 as an OTA update to its developers. Naturally, people began digging around for new additions, and the list of changes found in this new iOS 10 beta is growing by the minute.

Apple has added an optional accessibility feature allowing users to simply touch the home button to unlock the device, without actually pressing it. By no means is this a big change, but it sure is a welcome option. There is also a new option in the Settings app (Settings -> Maps), called “Show Parked Location”, which shows you where you've parked your car. Connection to your car's Bluetooth or CarPlay stereo is required for this feature to work.

Other changes and new features include:

  • Notifications in the Notification Center are now listed as “Recent”, rather than “Missed” and swiping to the right reveals the list of widgets
  • The stock Mail app now sports a new filter button, tucked away in the bottom left corner, which filters your e-mails by date or shows the unread ones first
  • Folders now show an unread notifications badge for any apps with unread notifications in them
  • iMessage features an option to download packs of smileys and stickers
  • A minor tweak to the Control Center brings enhanced options for some of the switches (e.g. new icons in the flashlight submenu)
  • Siri now opens with a slightly different animation that zooms out the home screen

That's it for now, but the search for new things in iOS 10 beta 2 continues, and we'll make sure to update if anything comes up. 

via: Redmond Pie



1. xperian

Posts: 418; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

Does it support webm? Does text selection work properly?

12. AlikMalix unregistered

text selection always worked properly for me. Have you also tried selecting txt using forcetouch on the keyboard?

13. xperian

Posts: 418; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

I mean copying text from websites

14. Unordinary unregistered

https://imgur.com/a/hQjgC Does it support webm? Does text selection work properly? Looks good to me lmao

18. AlikMalix unregistered

Yeah no issues. Tap on text then drag the selection holders.

2. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

That home button thing!! Just great!! What a feature man!! Lately its all getting saturated!! I mean when i had a chance to play with NOKIA xpress music ! With that stick i thought this is it!! Thn the samsung bada phones thn everything !! Oh man!

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31063; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

10 is looking better and better.

5. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

"Innovation." For me iOS 9's UI design more better.

7. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

Yeah W10 is great!!

6. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

But why on earth do Apple users need these widgets and notification? When the ip4 came out, iUsers: "these are gimmicks."

8. der_damo

Posts: 213; Member since: Sep 16, 2014

Not really, Apple stated that they're widgets. Apple-users welcomed every addition to the system, lol.

9. bucky

Posts: 3785; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I still find them as gimmicks for the most part.

11. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

Even the drop down notification is gimmick. So the phone is good for only launching apps?

15. Unordinary unregistered

Not for me. I swipe down and and hit "Home" on Waze widget and boom. Routed home within 2 seconds. I like it because it doesn't clutter up my home screen

10. cherry.dev

Posts: 107; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

when widgets are accessible from everywhere(embedded on notification center) they are quite useful. i could get a quick glimpse of other apps without leaving my current app. i don't use widgets on homescreen though.

16. Unordinary unregistered

This right here. Fandroids don't understand the common sense factor though

17. lolatfailphones

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 08, 2013


19. AnnieChow

Posts: 60; Member since: Jun 28, 2016

I don't want to update.

20. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Why can't they add the Cellular Data toggle on the Control Center still?!! :(

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