Apple has released iOS 10.2 beta 5 for developers — the second iOS 10.2 beta released this week. iOS 10.2 includes several upcoming features like new Unicode 9.0 emoji, three new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus wallpapers, a new TV app, additional camera features, new Messages screen effects, and more.

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iOS 10.2 will be released to everyone in the future, and a free public beta program is available for non-developers. iOS 10.2 could go live to the public as soon as next week.

These are the changes discovered so far in iOS 10.2 beta:

  • Three new wallpapers in iOS 10.2 beta (only for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus)
  • New widget for Videos app
  • New Preserve Camera setting
  • New emoji (looks like Unicode 9.0 update/also on macOS 10.12.2, watchOS 3.1.1)
  • New ‘Press and Hold to Speak’ menu under Home Button Accessibility settings
  • New ‘Celebration’ Messages screen effect
  • New ‘Show Star Ratings’ option under Music Settings
  • New headphone icon in status bar for Bluetooth audio devices (previously seen with the Beats Solo3)
  • TV app now included on iOS 10.2 beta, Videos app still present
  • TV widget joins Videos widget
  • SOS feature similar to Apple Watch when clicking power button 5x (which may be a requirement in India next year)
  • Music now points to relocated shuffle and repeat controls (which have a button look now)
  • TV app totally replaces Videos app on beta 3
  • Feedback app returns in beta 3
  • Previously seen SOS feature now only available in India (due to upcoming requirement)
  • New ‘Love’ screen effect joins ‘Celebration’ in Messages

iOS 10.2 beta also includes early hooks for Apple’s new Single Sign-On feature with a new Settings panel called TV Provider:

Refresh for updates as we check iOS 10.2 beta 5 for new changes.