50 iOS 10 beta 2 changes

iOS 10 beta 2 was released earlier today, and it comes with a plethora of new, often subtle, tweaks and changes. We already told you about many of the updates found in this latest iOS 10 beta, but now allow us to show you even more of the changes and tweaks via our hands-on video walkthrough.

Lock/Home screen

  • New update notification after new iOS install
  • Lock screen adds new unlocked animation
  • A new ‘Rest Finger to Unlock’ option in Accessibility settings
  • Reduce White Point percentage in Accessibility settings
  • Folders now show badges per apps when 3D Touched
  • Subtle new Siri animation
  • Keyboard click sound back to classic sound
  • Time wheels make new sound
  • New folder animations with more blurred folders
  • Auto Lock now under Display and Brightness settings
  • New wallpaper at bottom of list in Wallpaper settings

Video walkthrough

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Notification Center/Widgets

  • ‘Missed’ is now labeled ‘Recent’
  • The Weather Channel credit makes a comeback
  • Access widgets from Notification Center on Home screen
  • Third-party widgets now resize properly
  • New Spotlight animation
  • Rich notifications now available for non-3D Touch devices

Control Center

  • Subtler bounce effect when invoking Control Center
  • “AirPlay Screen” is rebranded as AirPlay
  • New white Apple TV and Speaker icons in AirPlay list
  • Tweaked HomeKit icons in Control Center
  • 3D Touch on Quick Launch shortcuts yield tweaked language and icons
  • AirDrop in Control Center now displays “Receiving off”


  • HomeKit app icon looks like Home app icon in Settings
  • Apple News can now be hidden
  • Mail features a new filter icon instead of funnel
  • App Store Split View now works on the iPad
  • Feedback app added
  • Long pressing the “All Tabs” button in Safari yields “New Tab” option
  • Show parked location switch in Maps app Settings
  • New Organ Donation changes found in Health app
  • Bedtime interface changes in stock Clock app
  • New Checklist 3D Touch Shortcut for Notes app
  • New Today 3D Touch icon for Health

Watch app

  • New ‘Featured Complications’ section
  • Smart and Random Autofill sync options for Music
  • Background App Refresh toggles
  • Use Previous Duration option in Breathe app preferences

Apple Music

  • ‘Downloaded Music’ replaced with permanent ‘Downloads’
  • Shuffle from Songs
  • Connect Posts now appear below For You content
  • AirPlay/Bluetooth headphones and speakers available in Now Playing
  • Tap Artist name to reveal artist catalog
  • Playlists now show in search results
  • Dynamic text now affects the Music app


  • Delete iMessage apps
  • iMessage App Store
  • New handwriting keyboard button on iPad
  • New Low Quality Image Mode toggle in Settings
  • New Digital Touch sketch layout

Of course, there will likely be other new features that are discovered in the coming days. We’ll be sure to keep you updated with any interesting new findings. In the meantime, tell us, what’s your favorite new iOS 10 beta 2 feature or change?

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