Apple launches beta 2 of iOS 10.2, featuring new TV app and Music app UI tweaks

Christian de Looper
Digital Trends
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The second beta of iOS 10.2 has been pushed to developers, bringing a number of changes to the operating system, which will ultimately be pushed to consumers.

Perhaps the biggest change to iOS is the fact that it now has the TV app that was shown off during Apple’s October 27 event. The app allows users to view content from a range of other streaming accounts, although Netflix will not be among the list of providers at launch, according to reports from Recode.

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Apart from the TV app, the new iOS 10.2 beta comes with a few design tweaks in Apple Music, and some new SOS features.

When it comes to the SOS features, users will now be able to press the power button five times to automatically dial an emergency number. The feature works in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Russia, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. You can manage the settings for the new SOS feature by heading to the Settings app and scrolling to the General section.

The Music app has also gotten a few design tweaks to make using it a little easier. For example, the Shuffle and Repeat buttons have both been made a little more prominent, and you can simply swipe up to access those larger buttons.

Apart from the TV app and the new Music app, there are a few new emojis and a few redesigned emojis, as well as a new selection of wallpapers. You’ll also get the option to save the camera settings, plus support for a single sign-on, which lets users with a subscription to a cable service sign in only once to access multiple apps.