Apple recently released iOS 10.2 beta for iPhone and iPad to registered developers. The update features new emojis (part of Unicode 9.0 update), new wallpapers, and some minor additions to iOS 10.1 that was released exactly a week ago.
If you are a developer, check for an over-the-air update on your iOS device, or check out the Dev Center to download the update. The update includes:
- Three new wallpapers in iOS 10.1 beta
- New widget for Videos app
- New Preserve Camera setting
- New emoji
- New “Press and Hold to Speak” menu under Home Button Accessibility settings
- New “Celebration” Messages screen effect
- New “Show Star Rating” option under Music settings
- New headphone icon in status bar for Bluetooth audio devices
The most interesting thing in the update for now would definitely have to be new sets of emojis. There are 72 new emoji in total, including the “shrug” emoticon for ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. There are now 22 new “Smileys and People”, 18 new “Food and Drink”, and a variety of other new “Activities”, “Animals” and “Objects”. According to Emojipedia, the new emojis found in Unicode 9.0 include:
- Thumbs down
- A person taking a selfie
- Sideway laughing face
- Roll on floor laughing
Meanwhile, for non-developers, do check your iOS device for an update because Apple also released iOS 10.1.1 update to the rest of us. It is a small update, but a big one for those who rely on Apple Health. The update fixes an issue where some data in the Health app are not loading for some users.