While many Apple iPhone users are still downloading the latest version of iOS – iOS 10, Apple is adding more enhancement and updates to it via iOS 10.1 and 10.2 release. The company introduced a number of bug fixes and new features in the latest iOS 10.2 release. It features 72 new emojis, a brand new TV app, flashy wallpapers and more.
Though the updates are few, but for every enterprise and developer providing application development for iPhone, they are worth taking a note of. So, let’s take a closer look at the new features in iOS 10.2.
7 New Features in iOS 10.2
1. TV App: Apple introduced the new TV app alongside its launch of new MacBook Pro in their last keynote. The TV app is a new way of accessing content across iTunes and other streaming services. It works well with iOS and Apple TV but lacks support for Netflix. It acts as a TV guide by consolidating the Movies and TV Show apps and providing a centralized place for discovering other video streaming apps.
2. Wallpapers: The iOS 10.2 release features three new wallpaper options for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. The new wallpapers can be selected from the background or lock screen. The wallpapers have water droplets in pink, blue and yellow that moves with your phone when the “perspective” option is selected.
3. SOS: The new SOS feature in iOS 10.2 calls local emergency services upon pressing the iPhone power button five times. An iPhone user can turn this feature off from “Settings > General”. This feature is only available in a few countries.
4. Emoji: Apple has packed a number of new emojis in the iOS 10.2 release. There are over 70 new emojis in iPhone and iPad keyboards including a clown, shark, butterfly, owl, croissant, and an avocado. Some of the old emojis have also been redrawn. It even includes a set of profession-based emojis available in both male and female.
5. Videos Widget: The new Videos app gets a nice touch. Similar to Netflix, it now shows you the most recent movie or any other media you were watching and with a tap, you can resume and start watching it again.
6. Save Camera Settings: With the iOS 10.2 update, it is possible to preserve your previous camera settings for camera mode, photo filter, and live photo. Without resetting, the camera app will stick to the same photo mode, filter and live photo settings you used earlier whenever you access it.
7. Updated Photos, Music & News Apps: A few other apps also got minor yet useful changes.
- In the Photos App, the receipts, whiteboard, and screenshots will not be turned into memories. It now supports more raw cameras.
- In the Music App, you can “Swipe Up” on your screen to have better controls which include shuffle, repeat and up next.
- The News App gets a new “Saved” section where the stories you want to read later are stored. Another new section promotes premium stories from the channels you already follow. And with a left swipe, you can move to a new story.
iOS 10.2 includes many more updates along with the features mentioned above. Have you tried any of the new features in iOS 10.2? Let us know in the comments below.