Apple has seeded developer beta 1 of iOS 10.2.1 officially. Apple Developer Program registered developers now download iOS 10.2.1 beta 1 to install on their latest iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
iOS 10.2 officially released by Apple the much-awaited firmware version this week. Just after couple of days of iOS 10.2 final version Apple seeded iOS 10.2.1 Beta 1 now which is available to download for all latest iOS devices including iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, SE, 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, iPhone 7, 7 Plus, iPad 3 (and above), iPod touch 5th and 6th-gen.
This new release is focused on some little improvements and enhancements, but the major new addition is a variety of new emoji to use, some new wallpapers, a new screen effect in iMessage, and more.
Before downloading and installing iOS 10.2.1 beta 1 one on your device, it is important to note that it is in the beta testing stage which is vulnerable to some bugs and issues hence it is not recommended to install. But for testing purposes, you can install it.
Download iOS 10.2.1 Beta 1
iOS 10.2.1 beta 1 containg following features as previous firmware:
Video Widget: There is a brand new widget for the stock Videos app, which is accessible by swiping to the right from the lock screen or the Home screen. The widget shows the available TV shows and movies the iOS user has access to, and selecting one of those options will launch the Videos app and begin playing the content.
Apple Music: There are new options to sort music within the Apple Music app, including by recently added, type, and title. Songs can now be sorted by artist and albums as well.
Emergency Contact Notifications: When activating the Emergency SOS feature within iOS or watchOS, designated emergency contacts will also be notified.
Preserve Camera Settings: With this feature, users can preserve their last selected camera settings in the stock app, including the ability to preserve Mode, Live Photo, or Filter.
New Wallpapers: There are new wallpapers to choose from within iOS 10.2 beta 3.
Screen Effects: There is a brand new “Celebrate” screen effect found within the Messages app.
Emoji: There are new emoji available, as well as some major redesigns to previously existing options. The new variety include avocado, shark, owl, croissant, pancake, selfie, drooling face, and more than a hundred new options. Profession emoji are part of the mix as well, for both males and females.
SOS: There’s a new SOS feature that is activated when the Power button on the iPhone is pressed quickly five times. According to Apple, the system works in the United States, the United Kingdom, India, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Italy, India, Belgium, Australia, Brazil, France, Canada, China, Russia, and Spain.
TV app: TThere is now a new settings option for TV, which will allow users to choose if they stream TV content while using their cellular connection. They can also choose the streaming quality on Wi-Fi or over their cellular connection as well. Users can pick whether their purchases are HD or SD.
Like 10.2 final update released for latest iOS devices, this beta also offering the same new changes and features such as TV app, Video widget, Sign Sign-On into all the channel apps.
This is build 14D10, and it weighs in at 1.82GB. Developers can download the new software as an over-the-air (OTA) update, or directly from Apple’s developer site.
The new iOS 10.2.1 beta 1 is available for registered developers, follow this link to download the IPSW file directly. If you already have the earlier beta version, then simply head over to Settings –> General –> Software Update to download and install the latest version.