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Apple iOS 10.2 now rolling out for iPhone, iPad: A look at the key features

iOS 10.2 for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch has started to roll out globally, including India.

Apple, iOS, iOS 10, iOS 10.2, iOS 10.2 software, iOS 10.2 emoji, iOS 10.2 roll out, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, smartphines, technology, technology news iOS 10.2 brings several new features and design changes. (Source: Reuters)

Apple has released iOS 10.2 for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. This is the second major update for iOS 10 since it was released in October. iOS 10.2 brings several new features and bug fixes for problems caused with the earlier 10.1.1 update.

For starters, the camera app now allows users to preserve the last used camera settings. Live Photos have been improved as well with better stabilization and now deliver a faster frame rate. Apple’s new update also fixed an issue where Memories generated a memory from screenshots, whiteboards or receipts. It also fixes the issue where the camera would stay zoomed in, after switching back from the camera roll on the iPhone 7 Plus.

Apple is also introducing the Unicode 9.0 emoji standard, which basically means 100 new icons including new faces, food, animals, sport, and professions. In iOS 10.2, Apple has added three new wallpapers for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

In case of iMessages app, it now has new love and celebration full-screen effects. It also fixes an issue that prevented the keyboard from displaying inside messages in some cases.

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Apple has also fixed some bugs in the Mail app; this includes the issue with long press activating copy and paste in Mail. It also fixes a problem where the wrong message would be selected after deleting a Mail conversation thread. iOS 10.2 also fixes the issue that caused the Move sheet to show for long after sending a message via mail.

The other major bug fix is around Safari, where some articles opened as empty pages. The update also corrects the issue where the browser would quit unexpectedly after a user marked an item in the Reading List as read.

Also readApple iOS 10 rolls out to all: iMessage, Siri, Notifications and other features


Apple Music app has been updated as well; iOS users can now just swipe up the Now Playing screen, and it will let them access Shuffle, Repeat and Up Next when listening to Music. Apple TV is also getting updated, which includes the new Apple TV app (limited to US). Apple has also started rolling out WatchOS 3.1.1.

Apple iOS 10.1.1 update had caused some battery issues for users. It is not clear if these will be sorted with the new update.

iOS 10.2: How to download?

To download iOS 10.2, simply go to ‘Setting’>’General’>’Software update’. iOS 10.2 is now getting seeding to all supported iOS devices. You can also download the update via iTunes on the computer. But make sure you take a full backup of your iPhone data before hitting update.

First published on: 13-12-2016 at 10:42:34 am
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