iOS 10 beta Q&A: ask us anything about the upcoming iOS update

iOS 10 beta Q&A: ask us anything about the upcoming iOS update
"Boy, I'm so going to enjoy the several months I have to wait until I get iOS 10 on my phone,"... said no iPhone owner ever. And we can't blame anyone for being impatient: the latest update to Apple's mobile OS is huge on many levels. Those who have read our iOS 10 preview should know that already – we covered a great portion of the upcoming iOS 10 changes, including the features added in Messages, the redesigned widget system, and the new 3D touch actions. 

But as extensive as our iOS 10 preview was, it didn't quite cover all changes in detail. Given how major the update is, it would have been impossible to comment on every single tweak in a reasonably long article. That's why we decided to dedicate a Q&A session to Apple's new software – to give you a chance to get the answers you seek ahead of the iOS 10 release. You know, stuff like whether Raise to Wake is reliable, whether a certain toggle is present in the Settings menu, or whether Siri now has a Homer Simpson voice option.

To be clear, we have the iOS 10 developer preview running on our iPhone 6s and iPhone 6 Plus. It would be fastest and easiest for us to answer questions about iOS 10 running on either of these two devices. Of course, this shouldn't stop you from asking anything you wish to know about iOS 10, whether or not your question is tied to any of the two particular iPhone models. 

That said, let the Q&A session begin! Leave your questions in the comments section below, and we'll do our best to answer them. Our responses will come in a follow-up post which we'll share in the coming days. 

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1. ram_qashow

Posts: 9; Member since: Nov 18, 2014

If i install ios 10 beta will my iphone be getting the official one (stable) by ota ?

2. xperian

Posts: 418; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

Is text selection working properly in Safari? Does Safari natively play Webm?

3. nithin12 unregistered

if we setup a pin lock, how does the lock-screen works ?

18. der_damo

Posts: 213; Member since: Sep 16, 2014

press home button to wake, press twice to enter the pin and unlock

4. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

1. Does Siri has Homer Simpson voice option?! 2. How is the performance compared to its predecessor? 3. How would you rate the battery life? Any noticeable difference in SOT and Standby? 4. Does Siri has Homer Simpson voice option?! 5. Since you're likely using it for a while, may I ask what's your favourite new iOS10 feature so far? 6. Does Siri has Homer Simpson voice option?! 7. How would you rate 3D Touch functionality, out of 10? Is it still more gmicky than anything? And did it left you wanting for more? 8. Does Siri has Homer Simp... Ahem, I believe I've already asked it, right? Well, what do you expect from an old man, eh? 9. Okay, I know that's a lot of questions but how does iOS10 Beta stands against Android N Beta? Now this is very important as I'm about to "migrate" from my beloved Nexus 5 to hopefully either iPhone 6 or 5SE... 10. Does Siri has Homer Simpson voice option?! SORRY! But Seeing "Homer Simpson" tickled every inch of my body!!! You've no idea how much I love him! G'Day!

12. danwat1234

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 21, 2016

Majel Barrett voice option please!!

20. AmashAziz

Posts: 2930; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Performance is relatively lesser against ios 9.3.2 in most cases, except for some such as the camera and autofocus. I would now rate 3d touch 8/10. Its now less of a nice-to-have and more of essential for me. Doesn't feel like a gimmick in any way. Still leaves me wanting for additional features. Android N beta and iOS 10 beta share some common things now, but are different in most ways. iOS beta seems just slightly more fluid to me. But Android has more features as always. ios is catching up pretty quickly and I guess this year ios has shown better changes than android N. iMessage is better than google's allo. Overall, iOs has that set of nifty little tricks which make for a richer experience and most of them havent been discussed by phonearena. Everythingapplepro on utube highlights 100 of them. Ios is bound to improve more till its final sept. release, and I hope it would go better than last year. I would suggest ios 10 over Android N for now. All things are based on results from iPhone 6S plus.

5. jashanmann

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 21, 2016

What features of iOS 10 will not make it to iPhone 6?

21. AmashAziz

Posts: 2930; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Obviously features related to 3d touch, and just some others.

6. Lycan155

Posts: 254; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

I want floating mini windows like calculator that could be vry handy

7. SamDH1

Posts: 419; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

In your opinion, does iOS 10 look good at the moment? Or do they need some major changes before public release to keep it the beautiful iOS we know? It seems they have ditched normal Apple design guidelines for this update. One being the off centre time on the widget page, and the giant font in AM. Another being the addition of giant white bubbles, but also still keeping white wire frame/no background too. It seems like it's a huge combo of design languages atm (messy) and I just wondered if it seems alright?

8. PhoneFixer unregistered

Parena ..! Why you lying ? iOS X beta developer is fast ? STOP lying it is slow and crashing sometimes FOR NOW.. it is testing version.! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8omjyHT25E

24. AmashAziz

Posts: 2930; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Who said it is fast?? It is more fluid than ios 9 beta from last year, but you still might see some bugs and crashes, especially on older hardware. Be patient till the final release friend!

10. blkkobra

Posts: 42; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

IOS 10 will allow you to delete stock apps, but will it allow to set 3rd party apps for default functions? example,delete safari and use chrome for default browser or delete apple maps and use google maps for default gps.

11. AlikMalix unregistered

I prefer native apps to whatever platform I'm using, but I second those questions, please!!!

19. PhoneFixer unregistered

not all of them

23. AmashAziz

Posts: 2930; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Actually apps arent deleted in any way. They are just hidden. Delete a default app, then search for it on app store. It doesnt say install, but instead says open. Thats why its useless to delete them. I guess u can set other apps as default instead of native ones. I am sorry to not confirm this.

13. danwat1234

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 21, 2016

How much more SSD space will IOS 10 take on the phone? Is there a way to permanently put off upgrading to IOS 10? Majel Barrett voice possible??

25. AmashAziz

Posts: 2930; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Actually ios 10 gives u some space back. On an iphone 5, it gives about 0.5 GBs in return. The amount could vary depending on the device used.

14. PopescuRadu

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 03, 2014

Is it still working in frames(the animations i mean) on the iphone 6/6s plus?

26. AmashAziz

Posts: 2930; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Better animations have been added to iOS 10, both on home screen and lock screen.

15. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Is disabling Touch ID an option? If so, what method do you use to unlock your phone?

16. der_damo

Posts: 213; Member since: Sep 16, 2014

not disabling per se but you will be asked for your pin-code if you don't have touch id installed.

17. der_damo

Posts: 213; Member since: Sep 16, 2014

Do the music controls switch from the second to the first control center-window if music is played?

27. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

What happens when I remove Music app? Will I be finally able to choose default player for songs searched from Spotlight? Stock player is crap

28. iapplestuffspro

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

HI guy, If you want to update to iOS 10 beta now then you can register your iPhone,iPad UDID to Apple Developer Account here: iapplestuffs(dot)com thanks. I will register the UDID within 1-6 hours. Enjoy iOS 10 beta.

29. raphaelfreeman

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 06, 2016

Is it possible to change the default picture in the People folder on photos in iOS 10 beta 2.

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