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Apple starts seeding iOS 10, MacOS Sierra public beta 2 update: Here’s how to download and install it

Apple has released iOS 10 and MacOS Sierra public beta 2, which brings a couple of new features, bug fixes and performance improvements. Here's how you can download and install it on your iPhone, iPad or MacBook.


Earlier this month, Apple started rolling out public beta version of iOS 10 and MacOS Sierra to registered users. Now, just within a month, the company has started rolling out the second iteration of public beta that brings in a couple of new features, bug fixes and performance improvements in tow. Also Read - Apple is likely to add this old iPhone model to its vintage product list on December 31

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To begin with, iOS 10 public beta 2 brings new option to unlock the Apple iphone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. When the phone is locked, users can now rest their finger on the Touch ID sensor to unlock the iPhone and jump right into the Home Screen. Earlier, users were required to press the home button to access the Home Screen. The iOS 10 public beta 2 also brings improved Quick Actions for 3D Touch. Also Read - Apple India reveals the best apps for iPhone, iPad, and Mac in 2021: Check out the list

The update is now seeding via OTA (over-the-air) for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. To update your iOS device, you can head over to Settings > General > Software Update. The update is 311MB in size, but may vary from device to device.

For MacOS Sierra, the public beta 2 brings a number of improvements to Siri and Photos app, which now includes object recognition, Memories and new search features. An option to optimize storage options, picture-in-picture support and improvements to iMessage are also bundled as a part of the update.

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Here s how to register for iOS 10 public beta and download the update

If you can t wait for the official version to release and want to test drive the iOS 10 public beta follow the below-mentioned steps to register yourself for the beta program.

Step One: Head over to Apple s public beta website from your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch and login using your Apple ID.

Step Two: Navigate to the iOS tab and tap on enroll your iOS device

Step Three: Click on download profile option, and click on install button on the top-right corner of the screen.

Step Four: Reboot your device and head over to Settings > General > Software update. When prompted, just tap on download and install button to get iOS 10 public beta on your device.

The list of compatible devices include the iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Coming to iPads, iOS 10 public beta 2 is compatible with the iPad Pro 12.9-inch, iPad Pro 9.7-inch, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad 4th generation, iPad 3rd generation, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2. Also, the iPod touch 6th generation is compatible with the OS.

The procedure for MacOS remains the same, albeit a couple of changes. After visiting the public beta website to enroll your device, click on MacOS tab, instead of iOS. Once the profile is installed, you can grab the latest update by visiting the Updates section on Mac App Store.

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  • Published Date: July 22, 2016 3:10 PM IST
  • Updated Date: July 22, 2016 3:11 PM IST

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