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Apple issues iOS 10 & watchOS 3 beta 5 to developers


Update: Apple has seeded a new beta to public beta testers today, well.

Apple has released iOS 10 beta 5 for developers to test on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. While Apple won’t release the operating system to the public until next month, the company is releasing regular betas to improve the software. In addition to iOS 10 beta 5, Apple has also pushed watchOS 3 beta 5 to developers.

If you’re already testing iOS 10 beta on your iPhone or iPad, the update is available via the “Software Update” portion of the Settings app. If you plan to make beta 5 your first time with iOS, visit Apple’s developer page to install the beta profile. For non-developers, an updated beta will likely be made available via the Public Beta program within the next few days.

iOS 10 brings a variety of new features and capabilities to iPhone and iPad users. The Music app has received a major overhaul, which we went hands-on with earlier this summer. Additionally, Control Center, Notification Center, and the Lock Screen have all been redesigned.

Apple’s beta releases today come slightly off schedule. Usually, the company releases a new beta every 2 weeks, but this time around only a week has passed since the last release. At this point, we are nearing the release of the golden master version of iOS 10. View all of the changes that we saw in beta 4 below:

Let us know in the comments or on Twitter, @9to5Mac, of any changes you discover in beta 5…

  • New sound when locking your device (sounds kind of like a door closing)
  • New output icon in Apple Music and throughout the rest of the interface such as Control Center (used to be headphones)


  • Backgrounds for third-party widgets are darker


  • You can now download an app with Touch ID after a reboot

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